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The Science Tutoring and Learning Resource Center located in SCI 245 provides FREE tutoring for Santa Monica College students enrolled in Science classes.

To schedule a tutoring appointment, log in to Corsair Connect and click on the link:


Please provide the specific topic you need to work on (i.e. "balancing chemical equations" instead of just "homework")

In response to the COVID 19 outbreak, we have made the transition into ONLINE TUTORING.

To meet with the tutor ONLINE, click on your already-scheduled Tutoring Appointment. ​


A new window will appear. You will be asked to allow access to your camera and microphone. 

This is the WHITEBOARD; please take a minute to read the instructions. You and your tutor can draw and write on it. You will also be able to print it and upload documents.

This information will be saved after your session ends, and you will be able to access it later. 

Email taboada_paulo@smc.edu if you have any questions or encounter any issues.


Drop-ins are welcomed, but we encourage you to create an appointment to ensure that a tutor is available to help you at your requested time.

Tutoring Center Hours (ONLINE ONLY)

8 a.m. - 7:45 p.m.8 a.m. - 7:45 p.m.8 a.m. - 7:45 p.m.8 a.m. - 7:45 p.m.8 a.m. - 4 p.m.11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Summer 2020 Tutoring Schedule

Tutoring begins on Wednesday, June​​ 24th, 2020. 

*SUBJECT TO CHANGE. For the most up-to-date schedule and tutor availability in real-time, please visit the "Tutoring Appointments" link on Corsair Connect.​




Anthropology 1, 5




​Chemistry 9-21

9:30a-7:30p9:30a-7:30p9:30a-7:30p9:30a-7:30p9:30a-2p ​11a-2p

Chemistry 22


Geology 1, 4










Contact Information

If you have any questions or requests about our schedule and services, please contact:

Paulo Taboada
Tutoring Coordinator. - Science
SCI 245 (office # 244)
(310) 434–4630

Become a Tutor

View the tutor application. Applications are accepted at any time and tutors are hired throughout the year as needed.

For Faculty

View Instructor Recommendation form. Faculty may recommend students as candidates for tutoring positions.

Student Required Lab Hours

In order to accrue required lab hours, Anatomy, Physiology, and Chemistry 10 students must present their SMC student identification card at the LRC checkout counter in room 245, upon arrival and departure. If the SMC card is not available, a valid picture ID and SMC student ID number is acceptable.

Students must remain in the LRC or Science Computer Lab to accrue time. Signing on at the LRC computers or checking out materials does not count as lab hours. Staff can tell you the number of hours accrued through the previous night.

LRC Materials and Conference Room

A variety of materials can be checked out such as anatomy models, chemistry kits, DVDs, VHS, teacher specific viewing materials, books, microscopes, planetary models, and calculators. The Center is equipped with DVD/video monitors and computers with interactive software. The LRC Conference Room may be reserved by faculty, tutors, and student study groups. Please be respectful of your fellow students, materials and study environment. We ask that cell phone calls, eating, and drinks in open containers be enjoyed outside of the room.

  • LRC materials: LRC items may be checked out to currently enrolled students with a valid picture ID and student ID number. Items must remain in the room. Checking out materials does not count as lab hours.

  • Checkout limit is four items at a time, except during finals or mi.-terms week when the maximum number of items may be reduced to allow a greater number of students access to the materials.

  • Circulation period for checked out items is three hours. A fine of $0.50 per item, per hour is charged for overdue materials.

  • A full listing of items that can be checked out may be found in the Science LRC / checkout counter room 242

  • Conference Room: The LRC Conference Room may be reserved by faculty, tutors and student study groups for a maximum of 2 hours. *a fine of $ 5. 00 per hour is charged when the time limit is exceeded.

  • Computer / Video Monitor Usage: Priority use of computers and video monitors in the LRC is given to currently enrolled science students needing to use that equipment, or doing science related work. (see also the SMC Computer Use Policy)​