Tutoring is free to all enrolled Stanislaus State students
Our peer tutors help students by answering questions, reviewing materials, explaining concepts, repeating ideas and by modeling good study habits.
All of our peer tutors are hired for their knowledge of specific topics and abilities to effectively communicate. Throughout the semester the peer tutors are required to attend training sessions. Peer tutors must have received either an "A" or a "B" in order to tutor courses that they have taken or obtain a written referral from their professor.
Tutoring by appointment
Students must submit an online application to schedule an appointment with a peer tutor or complete one in-person at the Learning Commons.
- Students are scheduled with peer tutors for 50 minutes sessions.
- In most cases, each student is allowed 1 session a week for two different subjects.
- Sessions are scheduled depending on the peer tutor and students' availability.
What to bring to your tutoring appointment
To make the most of your tutoring session, bring your assignment, related materials such as textbooks, notes, example problems, and any work you have done so far. Be open-minded, ready to work, punctual, when you arrive for your scheduled appointment.
Walk-In Tutoring Services
No appointment is required for walk-in tutoring. Peer tutors for math and writing are available to help. Please call for the most current walk-in schedule as peer tutor availability and walk-in hours vary each semester.
Call (209) 667-3642 or stop by the center main office LX14 after 9:30 a.m. to sign in for an available 25-minute same-day tutoring session. Same-day Tutoring is provided on a first-come, first-served basis. You may request one session per day, up to two per week. Sessions are limited to 25 minutes depending on peer tutor availability and the number of students waiting. Writing tutors can assist in:
- Essay Planning, Organization, Development and Revision
- Writing Across the Curriculum
- English as a Second Language
- WPST Test Preparation
Math walk-ins are held Mondays through Thursdays 10:00 am to 3:00 pm in Library Annex LX15. Scheduled hours are subject to change according to tutor availability.
Group tutoring consists of students who have the same course, instructor, and class time. Peer tutors will meet with no more than three students at one time. If scheduling conflicts occur, another group may be available.