Learning Center at College of San Mateo - Tutoring
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Tutoring

Many of our students started out getting help in their classes through the Learning Center's tutors but when we went into shelter in place, our tutors were not available for a short period. However, beginning on July 1st our own peer tutors once again will be available via Zoom conference on a regular schedule. You can check for subjects and availability and join their Zoom sessions through the LCTR 698 Canvas shell. If you are not currently registered for LCTR 698 and yo uwould like to access drop-in tutoring, please email us at CSMLC@SMCCD.EDU and request to be added. It is a zero unit, free course that provides access to on-line tutoring.

 

International Tutor Training Program Certification

The 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.

Students can check the number of hours they have in all labs and centers on campus through WebSMART.

The schedule for drop in tutoring begins on July 1, 2020. After your tutoring session, please take a moment to fill out the Evaluation of Tutoring Session Form.

Online Tutor Availability through NetTutor


Students can now access online tutoring services through NetTutor for no charge! This new tutoring service is currently available in the following subjects:
  • Administration of Justice
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Anthropology
  • Astronomy
  • Biology
  • Business & Accounting
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science and IT
  • Economics
  • Engineering
  • Geology
  • History
  • Math Tutor (Calculus and Above)
  • Math Tutor (through Pre-Calculus)
  • Nursing
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Statistics
The hours that the online tutors are available varies by subject so be sure to check. You can access the online tutors by first enrolling in LCTR 698 then using the Canvas portal to access NetTutor. Additional information and assistance accessing online tutoring services is available through the Learning Center, College Center Building 10, Room 220.

There are some helpful videos to watch regarding how to interact with the tutors online using the worldwidewhiteboard interface.
  • NetTutor Modes
    Details the different ways to receive tutoring including Ask a NetTutor, Q &A Center and the Paper Center.
  • NetTutor Tools
    Details how to use the many tools in NetTutor including the Math specific tools.

Tutoring Guidelines

  • In order to receive tutoring support students must register for LCTR 698 each semester. Students can register directly through WebSMART at any time during the semester or by completing the Tutoring Authorization Form prior in the Learning Center (College Center Building 10, Room 220).
  • Students may receive two hours of free tutoring per subject per week.