The SSTC offers free individual peer tutoring and faculty assistance in English (reading and writing), math, and other disciplines. The center also provides group drop-in tutoring assistance for various levels of Chemistry and math. Tutors are available on a walk-in (first come, first served) basis.

Fall/Spring Hours:

Monday-Thursday 8am-7pm
Friday 8am-2pm


Embedded Tutoring

The Embedded Tutoring program focuses on using peer tutors to collaborate with faculty and students inside and outside the classroom. They provide more individualized attention and assistance during class activities and help facilitate tutoring sessions outside of the classroom.

Embedded tutoring sessions are open to all students in the course and are attended in SSTC on a voluntary basis FREE of charge. For you the student, it’s a chance to get together with people in your class to compare notes, to discuss important concepts, to develop strategies for studying the subject, and to test yourselves before your professor does, so that when he/she does, you’ll be ready. At each session you will be guided through this material by your Embedded Tutor, a competent student who has previously taken the course.

Embedded Tutors are students themselves and are prepared to share with you what they have learned over the years about how to study. They know the course content and are anxious to help guide you through it. They’ll be in class with you every day, hearing what you hear and reading what you read. What they won’t do is lecture; their job is to help you think about the lectures you hear and the books you read, and then put it all together into some kind of perspective during ET review sessions so you can learn it more efficiently.

What should I bring to an ET session?
  • Textbook
  • Notes
  • Questions
What is in it for me?

If you attend ET sessions regularly, chances are you’ll earn a better grade. You’ll have developed a better understanding of course content as well as more effective ways of studying. This will help you in other classes as well. 

For more information contact:

Office of Student Success
 Downey Learning Resource Center, First Floor                                                                                 
(209) 384-6177

online tutoring


MC Tutoring Via Zoom

Students can access the MC tutors and SSTC faculty by loging into Canvas and selecting the Online Tutoring non-credit (EDU-112A) course shell. Click here to log into Canvas

Fall/Spring Hours:

Monday-Thursday 10am-12pm and 3pm-7pm
Friday 10am-12pm


Outside of the normal business hours, tutoring will be available through Smarthinking online tutoring.  To access Smarthinking, students need to log in to the class they need assistance in Canvas and select the Smarthinking online tutoring link on their home menu. Click here to log into Canvas