Academic Center for Excellence

Take charge of your learning with our Academic Center for Excellence (ACE)

ACE is the best place for students to gain tools and resources for their academic success!

If you would like to know more, please contact Lupe Alvarado at (559) 925-3416 or

Due to current COVID-19 changes in person tutoring will be offered online via Canvas at no cost to you. Please follow steps below to enroll.

  1. Log on to WHC Student Portal
  2. Select Registration tab on the Student Portal
  3. Select Advance Search & Register
  4. Search two field option:
    a. Term: Spring 2020
    b. Subject: Non-Credit

  5. Select NC 100 L01
  6. Click Submit
  7. Use the drop down bar-click Register and Submit

    • There are faculty members available to help students with any reading, writing, or math assignment.
    • You also have access to Supplemental Instruction leaders. They are current WHCL students who lead SI Sessions.
    • Drop in once or come regularly. It takes just a few minutes to sign up the first time a student comes to ACE. Fill out a ACE NC 100 Form. Print and submit to any staff member in ACE for processing.
    • We provide a quiet and focused environment.
    • We can assist students in understanding class assignments.
    • We can brainstorm with students or put the finishing touches on written work.
    • We can help students with reading comprehension.
    • We can work towards helping students overcome math phobias.
    • We can even give students personal assistance in writing a personal statement for college transfer or scholarship essays.
    • We can administer an English prerequisite challenge.
    • We have computers, a printer, and scanner to help students get their assignments done in a timely manner.
    • Most importantly, we can help you become a successful student by working smarter instead of harder!

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