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Student Support

EMCC’s Computer Commons

student working on computer

College can be very overwhelming, especially when you have a busy schedule. Sometimes finding a quiet place to study or getting individual help can be very difficult. Many students in college experience stress, but Estrella Mountain Community College (EMCC) has several resources designed to aid in student success.

What Makes a Good Math Teacher?

Math Book

Math can be hard. Students will complain about it. People long out of school will sometimes seem to have a shiver run up their spines thinking back to their last brush with it. So, how does a person teach it well?

Above all, math is cumulative. If you cannot remember the basics, it is very hard to move on to the complex. And according to, if students eked out a C in their last class, they are really moving on to the next class having only “absorbed and understood about half of what they should.”

Loving to Help Others

Writing Center Tutor Sean Tingle

It can be easy to feel intimidated by the idea of seeking out tutoring, but students should not feel that way. Sean Tingle is a tutor at the Writing Center in Estrella Hall at Estrella Mountain Community College (EMCC). Tingle has a lot of patience with his students.

How the Honors Program Honors its Students

Honors Student Villalpando

All students, upon enrolling in Estrella Mountain Community College (EMCC), have had to take that nerve-wracking test that determines what level of classes they are assigned. One student, Hyacinth Villalpando, still remembers that day she took the EMCC placement test.

Walking into that dim room with its tiny computers, she did not have the highest expectations, except to make classes at the one hundred level. However, to her surprise, that was the day she discovered that she had made it into Honors.

Help Along the Way

Student Success Center at EMCC

“Help,” according to is defined as “to provide what is necessary to accomplish a task or satisfy a need.”  It is good to ask for help. At school, tutors are there to help you make your life that much easier.

At Estrella Mountain Community College (EMCC), tutoring comes in various forms and many subjects. There is tutoring for math, biology, writing, as well as chemistry and other subjects. For students Samantha Sunderland, Lacey Holstein, and Elaina Pettit, tutoring is an effective tool that they use whenever they need help.

Whatever You Need Is Right Around the Corner

EMCC's new Estrella Hall North

Perhaps the best thing about community college is that it offers all of the same resources to students at a more affordable price than say, a university. Estrella Mountain Community College (EMCC) is the perfect example of a student’s cheaper alternative.

There is just about everything you can think of on campus - a bookstore, an advisement and enrollment center, a café, a tutoring and learning center, and a beautiful library that was remodeled to accommodate students’ needs.

Searching for the Perfect Internship


Interning is hard. You have to get a resume, a cover letter and more experience so that the internship is yours. You are a nervous wreck while waiting for the response of whether or not you got the internship. If you do end up getting the internship, you do not know how you are going to get treated.  There are so many things to do to prepare, which makes it hard to know where to start.


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