Summer hours for Language Arts online tutoring lab

The Language Arts Lab is open for the semester to support you through your classes. The Language Arts Lab provides free tutoring via Zoom, an online platform that allows students and tutors to work on assignments through video conferencing and screen sharing. In a typical interaction, students are moved to a breakout room where they work one-on-one with a tutor. Tutoring sessions are first-come first-served, so there is no need to make an appointment ahead of time.

Summer 2021 tutoring schedule:

  • Monday-Thursday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Friday 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Saturday CLOSED
  • Sunday 6 p.m.-8 p.m.

Foreign language tutoring hours:


  • Mondays 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Fridays 12 p.m.-3 p.m.

French and German 

  • Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays 2 p.m.-6 p.m.

To access tutoring:

Click this link.

To prepare for your tutoring session:

  • Have your student ID number handy so tutors can document the session.
  • Have your textbook, class notes, assignments sheets, etc. nearby for quick reference during the session.
  • Find a location with a good WiFi signal or internet connection.

If you have any issues or concerns accessing tutoring, please contact the Tutorial Coordinator at or (616) 234-4244. 

We look forward to working with you this semester! 

Golf team earns state title, heads to national tournament

The Grand Rapids Community College golf team is headed to the national tournament after earning the state and conference championships.

The team has won every tournament it has participated in this season, and earned the Michigan Community College Athletic Association Championship and National Junior College Athletic Association Region XII crown with an eight-stroke win over second-place Oakland Community College on Tuesday.

Tyler Hausserman,a freshman from Ionia, finished in second place overall, shooting 76, 78 and 73 over the three-round tournament.

Davis Courtright, who attended Zeeland East High, tied for third with scores of 75, 73, 80.  Logan Templeton of Portage was tied for fifth place after shooting 75,76 and 78. Dominic Luciani of East Grand Rapids was tied for seventh with scores of 76, 79 and 78. Arie Jackman of Caledonia finished ninth, shooting 81, 73 and 81.

The win, at Bedford Valley Golf Club in Battle Creek, is the GRCC golf team’s eighth state championship since 2000, and eleventh overall.

The team will now advance to the NJCAA DII National Championship, hosted by Ancilla College at the Swan Lake Golf Resort in Plymouth, Ind.

Five members of the undefeated team posted the top five scores in the conference for the season, and were named to the MCCAA’s All-Conference team.

The GRCC cross country teams, volleyball team and women’s basketball team all reached the national tournaments this year.

Golf team members and coach John Forton, all wearing face masks stand on the grounds of the Egypt Valley Country Club.

Brian Morris — Retiree Bio

For 30 years, Brian Morris has been making music with the GRCC Music Department: eight years as an adjunct and 21 as a full time faculty member.

Brian says: “It’s always a blessing to have really talented and hard-working students, but I have had the pleasure over the years to get to watch several students who came to GRCC and didn’t start well.  But with hard work and better decision making they persevered and ended up doing very well.  Watching and helping people grow is a beautiful thing.”

Brian shares a story that demonstrates his sense of belonging here at GRCC – from student to faculty member : “I was a student at GRJC in the 1970s and when I became a faculty member in 1992 it was such an honor to be working alongside some of my former teachers.  One of them, Chuck Buffham would sometimes introduce me and very kindly mention that I had been one of the top two or three students he’d ever taught.  One year we were at the Foundation Christmas party talking with a group of people and Chuck again mentioned that I had been one of the top two or three students he’d ever had, and my wife without missing a beat quipped back, ‘Well I would say he’s also been one of the top two or three husbands I’ve ever had.’”

Brian plans to keep performing, writing, arranging and teaching music; to do some writing about music, music education and life; and to spend more time with my five grandsons, three who live nearby and two who live in Cambridge, UK.  “And of course hanging with my wife, Debbie.”

Upon his retirement, Brian would like to thank all of the great people at GRCC, all of the wonderful students, and Kevin Dobreff and the Music Department faculty and staff: “It’s been such a great honor to make music with you all and to have been a part of this great institution!”