Welcome to the ESL Tutoring Center
The ESL Department offers free help for SMC students with grammar and homework questions, developing topic sentences and thesis statements, paragraph/essay organization, cohesion, essay revision, conversation, and pronunciation. Individual tutoring is available free of charge to all non-native speakers of English currently enrolled at Santa Monica College.
Making a Tutoring Appointment
Appointments are made online. To schedule an appointment, log into Corsair Connect and click on the link for tutoring appointments. You will be asked to register the first time you use the system. Then select ESL - Fall 2023 from the dropdown menu. If you need help making an appointment, please contact Judy Marasco at: Marasco_Judith@smc.edu
Students can make 2 appointments each week. Appointments generally last 30 minutes per visit. Cancellations should be made at least 4 hours in advance and are made online on the same site where you schedule an appointment. If you need help cancelling an appointment, please contact Judy Marasco at: Marasco_Judith@smc.edu
For Fall 2023, tutoring appointments will take place online AND in-person. See below for a list of days, times, and modalities.
- Mondays 9:00 am - 1:00 pm (On-ground)
- Thursdays 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm (Remote/Online)
- Fridays 10:30 am - 1:00 pm (On-ground )
On-ground appointments take place on campus in the ESL building (Room 106). To make an appointment and meet with your tutor online, you must log into Corsair Connect and click on the link for tutoring appointments.
Who are the tutors?
The ESL Department tutors are highly-trained specialists with advanced degrees. They are familiar with our courses and the assignments that our instructors require. They can also direct students to resources for self-study and further language learning.
We offer tutoring throughout the school year, including the intersessions (winter and summer). Available hours are designed to accommodate both our day and evening students.
How should I prepare for my appointment?
The tutors can help you with any aspect of your English/ESL coursework, but they do not have prepared lessons. You should bring any class materials or assignments that you would like help with. Think of specific questions that you want answers to.
ESL Tutoring Program Coordinator: Judy Marasco
The faculty coordinator for the ESL Tutoring Program is Judy Marasco. You can contact her if you have any questions. For example, if you need help making or canceling an appointment, you can send her an email. You can contact Judy Marasco at: Marasco_Judith@smc.edu