About the Academic Center for Excellence
The Academic Center for Excellence (ACE) offers students a variety of FREE learning support and academic enrichment opportunities. These services include individual and group tutoring sessions, online tutoring, facilitated study groups, Math and Writing Centers, and a comprehensive collection of supplemental academic materials. We invite you to take a look at this brief three-minute video for an overview of the Academic Center for Excellence’s programs and resources.Watch the Academic Center for Excellence Video
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Our Available Services
Individual and group tutoring sessions are available for students enrolled in credit courses taught at Germanna. Please call the Academic Center for Excellence at the Fredericksburg or Locust Grove campus, or submit an online appointment request. Students taking classes at the Stafford Center and Daniel Technology Center can schedule video chat appointments with tutors via Blackboard Collaborate Ultra.
Smarthinking Online Tutoring
Germanna students can obtain assistance with most academic subjects 24/7 with Smarthinking online tutoring. Please visit the Academic Center for Excellence Smarthinking webpage to learn how to login and get help where and when you need it.
ACE Math Center
Walk-in assistance is available for all math topics throughout the day and early evening in the Fredericksburg Math Center. Designated walk-in Math Lab hours are available at the Locust Grove Center, and scheduled tutoring appointments are available at both campuses.
ACE Writing Center
Students can receive walk-in assistance with writing assignments across all academic disciplines throughout the day and early evening in the Fredericksburg Writing Center. Writing appointments are also available at both the Fredericksburg and Locust Grove Centers.
A wide array of supplemental academic materials are available for students on-campus and online. The collection of “Helpful Handouts” address topics typically covered in Germanna classes. A list of academic links to reputable educational websites is also available for student usage.
Technology Resources for Students
Many forms of technology are available to enhance students’ learning experiences at Germanna. View the “Technology Resources for Students” page to learn how to access and use these resources.
Virginia Placement Test Resources
Numerous resources are available for students to use as they prepare to take the Virginia Placement Test (VPT).