Please read through the description of our services to make an appointment that best
serves your needs:
Students can schedule a one-on-one zoom appointment with an Instructional Assistant for
help with their writing at any stage of the process. IAs are experienced, professional
writing consultants who can help students develop successful research strategies,
understand the conventions of academic writing, decode instructor prompts, employ
effective approaches to revision, and develop and revise transfer essays, among other
Here are detailed instructions to schedule an appointment with an Instructional Assistant. Start by logging into your GPS account.
Login to SMC GPS
Students also have the option of meeting one-on-one via zoom with a Student Tutor.
Our tutors have successfully navigated courses in Economics, History, Philosophy,
Psychology, Political Science and can help explain concepts, readings, and assignments
in these courses. These tutors are also students with strong writing skills who can
help students develop effective close reading skills, brainstorm or talk through project
ideas, develop writing and presenting strategies, share information about academic
conventions, and offer academic support.
Here are detailed instructions to schedule an appointment with a Student Tutor. Start by logging into your Corsair Connect.
Login to SMC Corsair Connect
Please note that in order to allow every student at SMC a chance to use our services,
we ask that students only book a maximum of 1-hour appointment per day, and three
appointments maximum per week.
Also, remember to CANCEL your appointment if you're not able to attend. This will give other students the
chance to use our services. Failure to cancel may result in the appointment system
disabling your account.
Thank you for your consideration!
If you have any questions, please contact:
Loretta Huizar, Tutoring Coordinator - Writing & Humanities