Tutoring Centers

Modern Language Tutoring

 

 


Friendly tutors provide FREE assistance for Santa Monica College students enrolled in Modern Languages and Cultures courses


Due to COVID-19, all in person tutoring has been suspended and has been moved to an online platform

 

Hours for Summer 2021

Monday through Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Summer Tutoring for Modern Languages will resume on July 16th, 2021.

Contact Wendi DeMorst, Associate Dean of Student Instructional Support for any questions.

Tutoring Services

Appointments must be made at least 24 hours in advance. You may upload files when setting up the appointment. Group tutoring can also be requested via email, contact the tutoring center  to request group sessions. Click on the following links to make an appointment with a tutor and to access the session:

 

1. Make Appointment through Corsair Connect

 

2. Start Your Tutoring Appointment

Tutoring Room Policy

  1. Watch the Zoom tutorial before you join the meeting.

  2. Schedule a meeting-only when you need a tutoring session.

  3. Tutoring sessions will last for a duration of 30 or 60 minutes.

  4. The host tutors reserve the right to terminate a session at any time.

  5. Have your study materials ready, tutors do not have access to textbooks.

  6. Tutors are not instructors; hence we do not conduct lectures.

  7. Contact your network provider or Zoom if you have technical issues.

Tutoring Sessions Guide Book

  1. Read the details about the tutors, and then select accordingly

  2. Check to make sure that the tutor is available when requested

  3. Make sure that you selected the correct tutor for your subject

  4. Book  your appointment and attend on time

  5. The host will place you into a breakout room

  6. Have your questions ready

  7. You can also use the chat option to ask questions

  8. Be polite and respectful

Tutoring Schedule

French

Tutor Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Josephine 11 am - 2 pm  11 am - 2 pm  11 am - 2 pm  11 am - 2 pm 

 

Japanese

Tutor Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Monica   10 am - 3 pm 10 am - 3 pm 10 am - 3 pm 10 am - 3 pm

Spanish

Tutor Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Emilia  1 pm - 4 pm 1 pm - 4 pm 1 pm - 4 pm 1 pm - 4 pm  1 pm - 4 pm
Kyra 2 pm - 4 pm 2 pm - 4 pm 2 pm - 4 pm

1 pm - 6 pm

1 pm - 6 pm


Student Employment

Required Skills

  • Customer Service Skills: A successful tutor or Student assistant must be able to form relationships with students, discuss their concerns, and help them through the process of finding an answer. This requires patience, kindness, and an energetic, friendly demeanor.

  • Intercultural Communication Skills: SMC's student body is large and diverse. A tutor must be able to work amicably with students of all different types of backgrounds. All are welcome here.

  • Demonstrated Academic Success: A tutor should be an exemplary student. The role of a tutor in the Tutoring Center is not only to help with questions about the courses but developing good study habits, test-taking skills, etc. The skills learned with a tutor should be applicable to any class a student takes.

Become a Tutor 

Applications are accepted at any time and tutors are hired throughout the year as needed. Our tutors are required to be actively enrolled as full-time students (12 units). Tutors who are recipients of the Federal Work-Study award as part of their financial aid are eligible to work while enrolled in 6 units.

More information about eligibility for student employment.

Apply to be a Tutor

Become a Student Assistant

This is a Federal Work Study position offered to students who receive financial aid. No prior experience needed! Perfect for new students with excellent computer applications skills, who do not have a GPA yet.

Applications are accepted at any time, applicants will be contacted as positions become available.

Apply to be a Student Assistant

For Faculty

Faculty may recommend qualifying students as candidates for tutoring or student assistant positions.

Refer a Student

Contact the Modern Languages Tutoring Center

Wendi DeMorst, Associate Dean of Student Instructional Support
DeMorst_Wendi@smc.edu