Tutoring helps you, as a student, excel academically. Tutoring is a free service for all SMC students and is offered for most subjects. Depending on the course, we offer in-person tutoring in small groups on a walk-in basis or individual tutoring by appointment. We are committed to assisting students develop the skills and confidence needed to succeed in their coursework and in their academic, professional, and personal pursuits.

Did you know? No more waiting! You can now make a tutoring appointment online and get tutoring when you want it.

Schedule Tutoring Appointments on Corsair Connect

  1. To schedule a tutoring appointment, login to Corsair Connect and locate Tutoring Appointments: Tutoring

  2. You will be asked to register and then you can schedule an appointment for tutoring at the ALIS, Business, Computer Science, Modern Language, Science and Writing and Humanities centers.

Benefits of Tutoring

  • You will gain a better understanding of the material from tutors who have mastered the coursework

  • You will be able to review key concepts from courses

  • You will be able to ask the questions you did not ask in class

  • You will be better prepared to participate in class

  • You will learn new methods for note taking and textbook reading

  • You will be able to formulate questions to take back to professors about course material

  • You will learn new study strategies


Tutoring Centers

ALIS

Location: Library 224
Admin Assistant: Eugene Ramos
Phone: (310) 434-3502
Hours:
Monday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Tuesday: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Wednesday: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 


Business

Location: Business 150
Tutoring Coordinator: Aline Baumgartner
Phone: (310) 434-4322
Hours:
Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.


CSIS

Location: Business 231
Tutoring Coordinator: Aline Baumgartner
Phone: (310) 434-4322
Hours:
Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.


ESL

Location: ESL 120
Tutoring Contact: Janet Harclerode
Phone: (310) 434-4569
By Appointment Only: Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.


Math

Location: Math Complex 84
Tutoring Coordinator: Judith Mosher
Phone: (310) 434-8586
Hours:
Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Location: Math Lab MC-72
Hours: Monday - Thursday: 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Location: Bundy Campus (Room 116)
Hours: Monday - Thursday: 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Modern Language

Location: Drescher Hall, Room 219
Tutoring Coordinator: Joshua Everett
Phone Number: (310) 434-4683
Hours:
Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Writing & Humanities

Location: Drescher Hall 313
Tutoring Coordinator: Joyce Cheney
Phone: (310) 434-4682
Hours:
Monday -Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Friday: 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m
*Appointment tutoring is available on Fridays until 12 p.m.


Science

Location: Science Building 245
Tutoring Coordinator: Paulo Taboada
Phone: (310) 434-4630 or (310) 434-4101
Hours:
Monday - Thursday. 8 a.m. to 7:45 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.


Meeting With A Tutor

Start meeting with a tutor early! Although students can meet with a tutor at any time in the semester, tutoring is most effective if you begin early. Don't wait until you develop significant problems!

  • Tutoring is offered free of charge for currently registered students and it is available for most courses. Most centers offer drop-in tutoring service, and a few centers offer tutoring by appointment. To find out if there is tutoring in a particular topic, just review our Tutoring Schedules for the various centers. Note that the Tutoring Schedules are updated regularly, so make sure you check this link frequently to verify that you have the correct schedule for that day.

  • After you review the availability of one of our tutors that fits your schedule, just stop by the tutoring center and meet with one of the tutors on site. During the tutoring session there may be one or more students with you.

  • If you need assistance in a course that is not listed on our schedule, please speak with the Tutoring Coordinator in the related Tutoring Center.

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