Student Support

Science Tutoring

 

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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.

Tutoring is being conducted REMOTELY.

To schedule a tutoring appointment, log in to Corsair Connect and click on the Tutoring Appointments logo.

  1. Please choose a tutoring center from the drop-down menu at the top-center of the page
  2. Choose your Class from the drop-down menu. This will narrow down the schedule to the tutors for your subject.
  3. Make an appointment at the desired time by clicking on one of the available white boxes.
  4. Fill in the Course/Class as well as the specific topic you would like to work on (i.e. “balancing chemical equations” instead of just “homework”). This will allow the tutor to be better prepared for your session. Create Appointment at the bottom of the window.
  5. Shortly before your session begins, check back into Tutoring Appointments and click on your already-scheduled tutoring session.
  6. Click on START OR JOIN ONLINE CONSULTATION.
  7. Once in the virtual room, you’ll be able to see and talk to your tutor, write on the whiteboard, upload documents, and share messages in the chat window. You’ll also be able to export the information that is placed on the whiteboard.

Science LRC/Tutoring Center Hours

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
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.

Fall 2020 Tutoring Schedule

Science Tutoring will begin on Sept. 7th, 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.​

Anatomy

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
3 p.m-6 p.m.   8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.   12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Anthropology 1,5

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

11:00 a.m.-1 p.m.

3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

11:00 a.m.-2 p.m.

11:00 a.m.-1 p.m.

3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

11:00 a.m.-2 p.m.    

Anthropology 10

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. 11 a.m.-2 p.m.    

Biology

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
10 a.m.-7 p.m.

9 a.m.-11 a.m.

4 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

10 a.m.-2 p.m.

9 a.m.-11 a.m.

4 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

  11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Chemistry 9-21

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
10 a.m.-7 p.m. 9 a.m.-7:30 p.m. 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m. 9 a.m.-7:30 p.m. 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Chemistry 22, 24

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
2 p.m.-7 p.m. 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m. 2 p.m.-7 p.m. 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Geology 1, 4

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
11 a.m.-1 p.m.   11 a.m.-1 p.m.      

Microbiology

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
3 p.m-6 p.m.   8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.   12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Physics 6, 8

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
10 a.m.-7 p.m. 9 a.m.-7:30 p.m. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. 9 a.m.-7:30 p.m. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Physics 6-23

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
  11 a.m.-3 p.m. 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.    

Physiology

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
3 p.m-6 p.m.   8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.   12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

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)​

Contact Information

Paulo Taboada
Tutoring Coordinator.- Science
SCI 245 (room 244 in the back)
(424) 272-6478 (call or text)
taboada_paulo@smc.edu