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Tutoring Services

Santa Monica College Tutoring Services

 

Tutoring is one of the numerous ways Santa Monica College fulfills its goal of giving students the opportunity to excel academically. This is a free service that offers tutoring for most subjects to all currently enrolled students. 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.

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

 

Business
 
Location: Business 150
Tutoring Coordinator: Aline Baumgartner
Phone Number: 310/434-4322
CSIS  
 
Location: Business 231
Tutoring Coordinator: Aline Baumgartner
Phone Number: 310/434-4322
ESL
 
Location: ESL 120
Tutoring Contact: Janet Harclerode
Phone Number: 310/434-4569 
Math 
 
Location: Math Complex 84
Tutoring Coordinator: Judith Mosher
Phone Number: 310/434-8586
Modern Language
 
Location: Drescher Hall, Room 219
Tutoring Coordinator: Joshua Everett
Phone Number: 310/ 434-4683
Reading Center
 
Location: Drescher Hall 312
Tutoring Coordinator: Joyce Cheney
Phone Number: 310/ 434-4682
 
Location: Science Building 245
Tutoring Coordinator: Saundra Willis
Phone Number: 310/ 434-4630
Writing & Humanities
 
Location: Drescher Hall 313
Tutoring Coordinator: Joyce Cheney
Phone Number: 310/ 434-4682​

 

 

  

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