Electronic Academic Support Tools: College

For off-campus access to our electronic resources, please click here, and log-in with your VFMAC credentials first. 

When you don’t have time to meet with one of VFMC’s writing tutors, take advantage of eTutoring! You can submit the same assignment three times, and as many assignments as you’d like.

Click here to download the instructions for eTutoring.

Grammarly is an automated grammar checker that can also detect plagiarism! You can even download Grammarly directly to your web browser or MS Office toolbars.

Users must create their own individual accounts under our VFMAC account. To create your account:

  1. Go to Grammarly’s SignUp page
  2. Provide your name, @vfmac.edu (faculty/staff) or @cadet.vfmac.edu (student) email, and password.
  3. Check your inbox for the confirmation email, and click on the activation link.

NoodleTools is an integrated environment for teaching effective research and encouraging original thinking and writing. Students can create, tag, pile, and link notecards while gathering their research. A student favorite is the bibliography generator, helping to create accurate citations in MLA, APA, and/or Chicago formats.

Instructors and Students must click the REGISTER button to create an individual account.

If accessing from off-campus, you may be prompted for the institutional login. Email the library for the institutional login information.

PrepSTEP is packed with online resources to help students achieve academic success and workplace readiness. It has skill building in English, math, and science, career licensing test prep, workplace skill building, basic computer skills tutorials, college success skills development, and much more.

Core English Skills Review

Strengthen your reading, writing, and grammar skills, build your vocabulary, and improve your spelling skills using the interactive tutorials, practice sets, eBooks, and articles in this center.

Core Math and Science Skills Review

Need a little help in math? This center provides support for developmental math, algebra, geometry, calculus, and more. It also includes biology and chemistry practice and eBooks.

College Success Skills

Build the foundational skills that are vital for success in college and in life. This center covers topics such as time management, multitasking, classroom success skills, research skills, getting academic support, and personal success skills.

Career and Workplace Preparation

Are you preparing for a professional licensing exam? Are you curious about a particular occupation or looking to build your workplace skills? The resources in this center will help you shine in the workplace.

 

Placement Test Preparation

Taking the time to prepare for college placement tests is the smart way to improve your scores and reduce the likelihood of being assigned to developmental courses.

ACT and SAT Test Preparation

Students advancing to four-year degrees will be well-prepared for the college admissions tests using the resources in this center, which include practice tests that stimulate the official exams, tutorials, eBooks, and flash cards.

High School Equivalency Center

Earning a high school equivalency credential can open the door to better income, a more fulfilling job, and a college education. If you are preparing for the GED test or HiSET or TASC exams, our practice tests, interactive tutorials, and eBooks will help you reach your goal.

Rescursos para Hispanohablante (Resources for Spanish Speakers)

This center provides students with resources in Spanish to improve their basic skills, earn a GED credential, or become a U.S. citizen.

Computer Skills Center

Video courses are the fastest and easiest way to learn how to use a computer. Use the materials in this center to learn the basics of computers, from searching the internet to using popular programs for word processing, creating spreadsheets, and databases, implementing design, and more.

TurnItIn checks for plagiarism and allows faculty to see exactly what sources students are using and evaluate them for credibility.

Instructors and Students must create their own individual accounts under our VFMAC account.

Instructors, email the library for instructions on setting up your accounts.

Students, you must be enrolled in an active class; your instructor will provide you with instructions, a Class ID, and your Class Enrollment password.