We make every effort to provide tutoring in as many subjects as possible, such as algebra, anatomy and physiology, biology, calculus, chemistry, economics, nursing, Spanish, statistics, and writing. However, we cannot guarantee that tutoring will be available in any particular subject other than writing and math.
Tutors are primarily students who have been referred to our center by faculty members. They have strong academic records and have demonstrated the skills to provide support and encouragement to students. A number of our tutors are professionals, hired on a part-time basis to assist students in several different subjects.
In general, you are allowed one hour of tutoring a week per subject, as available. You may be granted additional tutoring hours on a case-by-case basis. Drop-in tutoring is also available. Check the schedules posted in Bertrand 110, and in other campus locations, for days, times, subjects, and locations.
Tutoring Services is located in the Teaching and Learning Center (the TLC) on the ground floor of Bertrand Hall, room 110. There are no set hours for tutoring: it is available by appointment. However, drop-in tutoring for math, science, and writing may be available during the regular academic year. Tutoring is provided on a first-come/first-serve basis, and spaces fill up quickly after midterms.
To sign up for a tutor, go to the Tutor Request Form to submit an electronic tutor request. Then you will be notified by email with the name and contact information of a tutor for you to contact. You and the tutor will choose a time to meet that is convenient for you both. You are encouraged to meet in the Teaching and Learning Center (the TLC, in Bertrand 110), where you can access computers and other helpful resources.
When you request a tutor, you will need to carefully read the Tutoring Contract before your first tutoring session. Then you and your tutor must sign the contract and turn it in at the TLC. (Hard copies of the Tutoring Contract are also available in the Learning Center.)
Working with a tutor regularly will help you with grammar, sentence structure, or formulating ideas, but we do not provide proofreading or editing services on campus. However, we have excellent handouts on proofreading strategies to help you improve your skills.
To cancel an appointment, please contact your tutor directly.
In general, our tutors work only with currently enrolled Dominican students. However, we may be able to refer you to a private tutor. For more information, call (415) 257-0153.