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We have HCTC tutors who can work with you in person or remotely (by appointment only).

Tutoring: In-Person and Virtual Options

For in-person tutoring, you can drop in during 8:30am-5pm, either at the Stephens Library (Hazard Campus) or the Telford Center (Lees Campus). You can also drop in on Tuesday evenings 5-7 pm at the Hazard Campus OR on Thursday evenings 5-7 pm at the Lees Campus.  For online tutoring, you can make an appointment through Bookings with our virtual tutors by clicking the Bookings link below: 

Schedule a tutoring appointment today!

*Please check our page regularly for additional tutoring hours! If you need something outside the regular schedule, let us know!* 

Meet our tutors

Nancy Arrowood
Nancy Woods

Subject Specialties: 
English, Psychology, History, Communications. I will try to help with any subject. If we can’t help you, we will find someone who can.

Hazard Campus, Stephens Library

Contact Info:
Email: nancy.arrowood@kctcs.edu 
Phone: (606) 487-3343

Hello! My name is Nancy and I am one of the Staff Tutors at HCTC. I received my bachelor's degree at Eastern Kentucky University in English and psychology. I am currently working on my master's degree in counseling at Eastern Kentucky University. Some of my hobbies include hiking, reading, and walking my dogs. I look forward to working with you! 


Hello, students! My name is Austyn Caudill, and I am thrilled to be a tutor here again! I tutored at HCTC previously from 2014-2017 while obtaining my AA/AS degrees. Then, I transferred to MSU and earned my BA in mathematics and social studies education. With my BA, I was able to become a certified Math teacher in the state of Kentucky, and I plan to begin classes next semester in the hopes of teaching college classes someday! 

There are four things in life that I love more than anything: my three children and education! My job is to help you, and I love my job! I have a background in education, and I will use my experience in the field to help support you in your academic endeavors here at HCTC. So, don't hesitate to reach out if you need assistance...I'm here to help you!  

Austyn Caudill

Austyn Caudill

Subject Specialties: 
College Algebra, Applied Mathematics, dosage calculations for PAX exam, Transitional Algebra… Math is my strength. Although Math is my specialty, I also have familiarity with other subjects and will assist you in any way that I can! 

Hazard Campus, Stephens Library

Contact Info:
Email: austyn.caudill@kctcs.edu 
Phone: (606) 487-3318

Richard Ramsey

Richard Ramsey

Subject Specialties: 
Math, Statistics, English, but I will try to help with any subject. If we can’t help you, we will find someone who can.

Lees Campus, Telford Center

Contact Info:
Email: rramsey0011@kctcs.edu 
Office Phone: (606) 487-3340 


My name is Richard Ramsey and when I’m not helping students, I am busy trying to get my son to put down the video games. I like seeing different places and trying different foods (Hard to tell, right?). I also love playing pool. My eyesight isn’t the greatest, but I still enjoy playing. I love to laugh and have fun. Life is too short and I think we need to have fun while we are here.

My name is Eugene Combs, I am a science tutor here at Hazard Community and Technical College. I am glad to help with any of the science courses offered, as well as other subjects like History and English. Professionally, I am new to the HCTC community but have lived in the Perry County area for a little over 13 yrs. Currently, I hold a MA in adult education from Morehead State University and a BA in university studies. Having obtained my degrees a little later in life, I have some insight into what it takes to succeed as an adult student and I'm glad to share successful study habits and traits with any student that needs help. Things that I am passionate about are environmental conservation, gardening and animal husbandry, and spending time with my family (mostly my wife and 4 dogs). Please, if you need help in any of the courses offered here at HCTC don't hesitate to connect with me. Together, we can get you on the right track.

eugene combs

Contact Info:

Email: ecombs0081@kctcs.edu
Phone: 606-487-3348

Brainfuse Online Tutoring

You may access this service through Blackboard. The link may already be available in your Blackboard courses, but if not, please go to HCTC’s Brainfuse link below!

Access HCTC's Brainfuse Hub Here!

We are here to help! Please take advantage of these tutoring services if you are having difficulties. Every HCTC student receives 7 hours of live online tutoring, available 24/7! HCTC has also incorporated its own tutors into the platform. You can schedule an appointment through Brainfuse using Tutor Match, and this will not take from your 7 hours of live tutoring.


The time to seek assistance from a tutor is the minute you realize you need help. If you're still not sure, ask yourself these questions:

  • Am I falling behind in class?
  • Am I having trouble with homework assignments?
  • Have I done poorly on tests I have taken?
  • Do I have difficulty writing a paper?
  • Have I been flagged through Starfish or been referred by an instructor? 

If you answered "Yes" to even one question above, you should visit a tutoring location soon.

The goal of the tutoring program is to provide the resources to help strengthen your knowledge and understanding of the material in your college classes. It also promotes the processes of active learning, independence, and motivation.
For remote tutoring, scheduling appointments virtually will vary depending on the tutor and their availability. Students can also drop-in when the tutoring center is open. This is all subject to change - please refer to the HCTC tutoring schedule listed above for the most accurate hours of operation.


If you have any questions or need any assistance with HCTC’s Brainfuse Hub, please email Bryan Barger at bryan.barger@kctcs.edu. If you need to reach our tutors, please email us hctc-tutoring@kctcs.edu or email one of the tutors listed above!

Remember, you can also book a tutoring session through the Bookings link or Brainfuse links listed above! Schedule your appointment today!