The CARES labs will continue to serve students this Fall 2021 semester by providing on-campus and remote one-click zoom tutoring with NVC tutors

Monday-Thursday from 9am-8pm and Fridays: 9:00-2:00PM

Click Here to Access The College English Lab Tutors

Or visit us on campus in JH 216 (College Writing Lab), JH 110 (Supplemental Instruction for English), or RLC 205 (Advocacy Center)

Please do not hesitate to contact me via email at if you need any assistance or would like to make an appointment.



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.

Hours of Operation:

   NVC College English Remote and On Campus

Lab Hours



9:00am – 8:00pm


9:00am – 8:00pm


9:00am – 8:00pm


9:00am – 8:00pm


9:00am – 2:00pm






Click Here to Access Writing Handouts

Available Labs:

College Level English Lab JH-216 Integrated Reading and Writing Lab JH-110 Advocacy Center Support Lab JH-308 Supplemental Instruction for English

Students, please let us know how we're doing. We'd love to hear from you. Click on the link below to access our student satisfaction survey.

INRW Lab Student Satisfaction Survey

College Writing Center Student Satisfaction Survey

Instructors, please feel free to use our referral form below to help us better serve your students.

Instructor Referral Form

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.