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 Northwest Vista College Library
1st Floor, Redbud Learning Center (RLC)
3535 N. Ellison Dr.
San Antonio, TX 78251
Mon - Thur: 7:30am to 4:30pm
Fri: 7:30am to 4:00pm

Welcome to the Centers for Academic Reading and English Support at NVC (CARES). At CARES, our goal is to help students acquire the reading and writing skills they need to be successful in college and throughout their lives. Check out our labs by clicking the links below.

Available Labs:

College Level English Lab JH-216 Integrated Reading and Writing Lab JH-110 Advocacy Center Support Lab JH-308 Supplemental Instruction for English

Students, please let us know how we're doing. We'd love to hear from you. Click on the link below to access our student satisfaction survey.

INRW Lab Student Satisfaction Survey

College Writing Center Student Satisfaction Survey

Instructors, please feel free to use our referral form below to help us better serve your students.

Instructor Referral Form


The Centers  for Academic Reading and English Support (CARES) help sustain the mission of Northwest Vista College by providing comprehensive academic support services that promote independent learning, academic achievement, and critical thinking skills.

To accomplish our mission, we provide quality tutoring and academic support in developmental English, developmental reading, and college level English courses. In addition to these tutoring services, we also offer assistance and advising with assessment, course placement, degree plans, and drop counseling for English and reading through our Advocacy Center.

We take pride in the fact that our tutoring services have been certified by the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA). We want our faculty, staff, and students to be assured of the superior quality of assistance they will receive when they come to CARES. Feel free to come visit us soon and get to know us better. Our centers are located on the first and second floor of Juniper Hall and in Redbud Learning Center.


  • To provide students with an opportunity to further develop their study skills and understanding of course content.
  • To provide students with an opportunity to develop positive attitudes towards themselves, their studies, and their skills.
  • To empower students to become confident, effective, and independent learners.
  • To work in partnership with faculty and staff to identify and assist students with academic needs.