Academic Support Resources

MCA Academic Support Resources


MCA Faculty
Teachers are available during faculty tutoring hours to provide academic assistance and tutoring to the students enrolled in their classes. At these times, the teachers are available to assist students who have attempted the assigned work or studied the lessons and still have questions about understanding the concepts. This is usually not private tutoring as other students may need the teacher’s attention at the same time. For students with consistent tutoring needs and/or one-on-one attention, outside tutoring is advised. We do not recommend any specific tutor or academic support program, however, the below list of resources may be useful in finding suitable support.

MCA National Honor Society Students: FREE
MCA 11th and 12th grade students who are active members of the National Honor Society tutor other students for free. These students have proven academic strengths and have taken the same classes as the students needing tutoring. Contact Tara Ackmann or Kate Perry for a list of possible student tutors. Tutoring can be done at school before/after school or at another time arranged by the students.

PrepMe: FREE
Provided to MCA students through the student’s Naviance account online lessons; students may select specific topics in the menu bar inside the course by selecting “lessons”. The following content areas are available:
Math – SAT and ACT
Reading – SAT and ACT
Writing - SAT and ACT
English - ACT
Science - ACT

Community Academic Support Resources


MCA does not recommend any particular tutor or organization. We simply provide these names as a starting point for those seeking outside tutoring.


Khan Academy:   FREE
Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. We tackle math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more. Our math missions guide learners from kindergarten to calculus using state-of-the-art, adaptive technology that identifies strengths and learning gaps.
https://www.khanacademy.org/

Collin College - Tutoring for Community Members:  FREE
Tutoring is free to members of the community. Visit the Collin College Tutoring Center website to learn more and access the request form.
http://www.collin.edu/studentresources/tutoring/

Forward Tutoring - Online Tutoring for Math and Science:  FREE
Forward Tutoring provides free math and science tutoring for students who contribute to their community in volunteer service. Subjects include: Math: Geometry, Algebra I, Algebra II, Pre-Calculus, Calculus I, Calculus II and Science: Biology, Chemistry. To learn more visit: http://www.forwardtutoring.org/index.php

List of Private Tutors
Tutoring Organizations in the community are listed on the Collin College Tutoring Center website: http://www.collin.edu/studentresources/tutoring/privatetutoring.html
Academics Plus
http://www.academicsplus.com
(972) 548-8788
175 Ridge Rd., Ste. 700,
McKinney, TX 75070
Serving grades K-12

StudyPoint
http://www.studypoint.com/tutoring/
(214) 245-0870
In-home tutoring grades 8 and above

Sylvan Learning Center
http://www.tutoring.sylvanlearning.com/mckinney (888) EDU-CATE
6840 Virginia Pkwy., Ste. 105
McKinney, TX 75071

Online Tutoring and Academic Assistance
ALEKS.com is a subscription service available for individual purchase (about $20/mo). All math courses grades 3 – college level included; some science courses including honors chemistry and honors physics. Based on your personalized assessment results, ALEKS will understand what topics you already know, those you don’t know, and, most importantly, those you are ready to learn next. ALEKS provides individualized, one-on-one instruction that fits your exact knowledge state and helps you select among the ideal topics to work on.