The CARES labs will continue to serve English and INRW students this
Spring semester by providing walk-in on-campus tutoring

Monday-Thursday from 9am-8pm

and Fridays 9am-2pm

Visit us in JH 216 (College Writing lab) for ENGL 1301, 1302,
and ALL College ENGL classes

or RLC 205 (INRW Support Lab) for INRW 0420, INRW 0100, and INRW 0201

Remote (Zoom) Tutoring will be offered by appointment only
via Navigate. No appointment needed for on campus services.
Just walk in!

 To access AlamoNAVIGATE login through your ACES account (in 'Start Here') or through the Navigate App available on Android and iOS phones.

Here is a link to instructions and a short Youtube video created by SAC on how to create or cancel an appointment:

Links to an external site  .

*Be sure to select 

Tutoring - NVC - English & Reading (CARES) -JH 216 for your ENGL classes 

Tutoring-NVC-Integrated Reading & Writing (INRW) Lab - RLC 205 for your INRW classes

Please do not hesitate to contact me  at
or at 210-4 86-4334 if you need any assistance.



English and Reading Labs

Welcome to the Centers for Academic Reading and English Support at NVC (CARES). At CARES, our goal is to help students acquire the reading and writing skills they need to be successful in college and throughout their lives. Check out our labs by clicking the links below.

On-Campus Hours of Operation:

Remote Tutoring appointments are available through AlamoNAVIGATE


College English Lab - Juniper Hall 216             

INRW Lab - Redbud Learning Center Room 205


9:00am – 8:00pm


9:00am – 8:00pm


9:00am – 8:00pm


9:00am – 8:00pm








Click Here to Access Writing Handouts

Available Labs:

College Level English Lab JH-216 INRW Support Lab RLC-205

Our Mission

The Centers  for Academic Reading and English Support (CARES) help sustain the mission of Northwest Vista College by providing comprehensive academic support services that promote independent learning, academic achievement, and critical thinking skills.

To accomplish our mission, we provide quality tutoring and academic support in developmental English, developmental reading, and college level English courses. In addition to these tutoring services, we also offer assistance and advising with assessment, course placement, degree plans, and drop counseling for English and reading through our Advocacy Center.

We take pride in the fact that many of our tutors  have been certified by the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA). We want our faculty, staff, and students to be assured of the superior quality of assistance they will receive when they come to CARES. Feel free to come visit us soon and get to know us better. Our centers are located on the first and second floor of Juniper Hall and in Redbud Learning Center.


  • To provide students with an opportunity to further develop their study skills and understanding of course content.
  • To provide students with an opportunity to develop positive attitudes towards themselves, their studies, and their skills.
  • To empower students to become confident, effective, and independent learners.
  • To work in partnership with faculty and staff to identify and assist students with academic needs.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Can I just drop off a paper for review and pick it up later?

Our Writing Center is a learning center. Tutors will work with students to edit, revise, and plan papers, but this is not a place for students to simply “drop off” papers to be edited. 

Do I need to make an appointment for tutoring?

You do not have to make an appointment. You can just walk in.

How many lab hours do I need for INRW classes?

You will need 14 hours of lab time per semester. We recommend spending about an hour per week.