The Academic Resource Center (ARC) provides academic support that is specifically designed to assist students who are currently enrolled in a class or area of study at Northcentral Technical College. Support is available in a variety of formats including in person and live online sessions.

Specialized Support

The ARC offers specialized support for specific programs or subject matter. One on one academic support, live online support, and study group sessions are available. View the specialized support schedules to learn when instructors and students are available to assist you!

Support Schedules

The following support schedules are for the Wausau campus. There are two Academic Resource Center locations at the Wausau campus: room C175 in the main campus building and room 2003 in the Center for Health Sciences. This support is also available at our regional campuses and off-campus via live online sessions.

Online Support

Are you at home or at a regional campus and would like to connect with a tutor in Wausau?  We can help you do that! Through Zoom, you can live video chat with a tutor, share documents, and collaborate.

Schedule Your Appointment With Starfish

Use Starfish to book an appointment with an Academic Coach or a subject tutor.

Starfish Login

Not Familiar With Starfish?

You can use these instructions to get a better understanding of how to use this tool.

To request online support, call 715.803.1403 or email Don’t see a tutor for your course or program? Fill out our ARC Enrollment Form to request one.

Request Online Support 

Paper Reviews

Are you looking to get your paper, writing assignment, or research assignment reviewed by the writing coach? Follow the process below to get started.

  1. Email your paper to the Academic Resource Center at
    • When submitting a paper to the ARC please try to include the assignment description, rubric, and assignment due date.
  2. We will send you a detailed response with helpful feedback within 1-3 days.
    • If you submit your paper too close to the due date or if too many papers are submitted together, we may not have enough time to review and recommend you utilize NetTutor (see information below) instead.

Schedule a 1-on-1 Appointment

If you are looking for more assistance with your writing, APA, research, etc. you can also schedule a 1-on-1 appointment with the writing coach in-person or via Zoom through Starfish.

Here are the types of topics you can receive assistance with:

  • Planning a paper
  • Creating an outline
  • APA and citations
  • Reviewing your paper


NetTutor provides FREE third-party academic support for students at NTC. Support is available for a variety of subjects and can be accessed 24/7. Tutors are available for live sessions, to answer submitted questions, and to review papers. All questions and writing submissions to NetTutor will be returned with your tutor’s comments within 48 hours. All NetTutor tutors are highly qualified professional tutors. To get started with NetTutor check out our video tutorial or download the Preparing for Tutoring Sessions handout and the written guide.

Hours & Locations

We have Academic Resource Center locations at each of our campuses to provide on-campus support to you.

NTC CampusRoomContactDayHours
11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
SpencerS110715.659.5120Thursday11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Learning Commons
C175715.803.1403Mon – Thu
Sat – Sun
7:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
CHS Building
Sat – Sun
8:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
WittenbergW104715.253.3500Mon – SunBy appointment only

Interested in working in the Wausau campus Academic Resource Center?

Are you an expert in a class or subject? Want to help your fellow students? We’d love to have you. To get started, ask a faculty member in your subject to write you a letter of recommendation including: your name, your student ID number, and contact information to

We’ll be in touch with more detailed application instructions.