Learning Center at College of San Mateo - Tutoring
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International Tutor Training Program CertificationThe Learning Center offers CSM students free tutoring in a variety of subjects. This includes both individual and small-group tutorial sessions, led by students like you! Tutoring is available on drop-in basis. Schedules for tutoring can be found below and inside the Learning Center at the entrance.

Once inside the center, check in at the front desk and then look for a table with a sign indicating the subject you are seeking. At the table you will see the tutor, who can be identified with a name badge. Sit down at the table and let the tutor know you would like some help. Please have your assignment, textbook, notes, and any other necessary materials with you so that the tutor can assist you appropriately.

Schedule of Tutor Availability for Spring Semester
  • Drop in hours for all subjects (beginning August 31)
  • Online tutoring is available on an appointment basis in:
    • Math 811 - 251 (except MATH 125 & Math 130)
    • Physics up to PHYS 250

Call the Learning Center at 650-574-6570 for available appointment times and directions on how to connect to our tutors online.

After your tutoring session, please take a moment to fill out the Evaluation of Tutoring Session Form.

Tutoring Guidelines

  • Students must complete the College of San Mateo Learning Center Tutoring Authorization Form each semester and be registered in LCTR 698 (0 units) prior to receiving tutoring. Forms are available in the Learning Center (College Center Building 10, Room 220).
  • Students may receive two hours of free tutoring per subject per week.
  • Appointments must be made twenty-four hours in advance.
  • Appointment cancelations must be made 24 hours in advance or may result in being declared a "No Show"; two (2) "No Shows" may result in you being denied future tutoring appointments.To cancel, call (650) 574-6570.
Requirements for becoming a peer tutor

If you meet the below requirements and are interested in working as a tutor, please complete the Learning Center Peer Academic Tutor application and Tutor Recommendation form and return both to a staff person in the Learning Center.
  • Have at least a 3.0 overall GPA 
  • Have at least a B in the course(s) you wish to tutor.
  • Complete a Tutor Application form
  • Obtain a CSM instructor’s recommendation to tutor in the subject area of interest.
  • Be enrolled in a minimum of 6 units at College of San Mateo
  • Meet with the Learning Center Manager, Ron Andrade.
  • Enroll in and successfully complete LCTR 100 Effective Tutoring.
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