How to Get a Peer Tutor

When you come to the SCAA you will meet a talented and capable staff of tutors and reception desk assistants who will do their best to help you succeed. The tutor's primary job is to help you discover and develop strategies that will empower your own learning and enhance those skills you already possess. A SCAA tutor's role is not to edit or proofread your papers, or do your math homework while you sit by and observe. Rather than just correcting your errors, the tutors will work together with you. A tutor's goal is to help you become a self-empowered, independent, and successful student, a better editor, a more competent analyzer of math problems.

In order to make tutoring appointments follow the steps below:

STEP 1: CHOOSE YOUR SUBJECT

SCAA offers tutoring services for the following courses:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Maths
  • Physics
  • Statistics
  • Writing
The SCAA offers one-on-one and “table” tutoring in a variety of subjects that include math, writing, statistics, physics, chemistry, biology, and computer science. All tutoring takes place in the SCAA. All programs offer drop-in sessions. Math and writing offer one-time and standing (weekly) appointments.

ONE HOUR APPOINTMENT

For Math and Writing: Call or stop by to schedule a one-hour appointment. You need to schedule an hourly appointment one week in advance.

DROP-IN TUTORING

For Math and Writing: Sign-in at the SCAA Reception Desk and you can access a 30-minute session, no appointment necessary. Please arrive at least one half hour before SCAA closes. During busy times, please plan in advance.  We cannot guarantee that you will be able to see a tutor before closure.

TABLE TUTORING

For Math, Stats, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Computer Science: Additional drop-in support for Math and for Statistics is provided at the Math, Science, and Stats Table where students can sit with groups and receive ongoing help with homework and have questions answered on an individual basis.  Students must sign in at the reception desk and collect a red/green sign, which students use to indicate if they need help.

WEEKLY STANDING APPOINTMENT

For Math and Writing: If you know you will need regular help throughout the semester, sign up for a weekly standing appointment. We have a limited supply of this helpful service, so you must come to the SCAA and request a tutor during the first two weeks of the semester and make sure you will be able to attend each hourly session. 

STEP 2: GET TUTORING
Subject Drop-in tutoring Table Tutoring Weekly Standing Appointment One hour Appointment
Biology • Please see the schedule. Science Table.
• No Appointment Necessary
Chemistry • Please see the schedule. Science Table.
• No Appointment Necessary
Computer Science • Please see the schedule. Science Table.
• No Appointment Necessary
Math •  Come to SCAA - No Appointment Necessary •  Come to SCAA - No Appointment Necessary •  Call •  Come to SCAA for Appointment •  Call •  Come to SCAA for Appointment •  Book Here
Physics • Please see the schedule. Science Table.
• No Appointment Necessary
Stats • Please see the schedule. Stats Table.
• No Appointment Necessary
Writing •  Come to SCAA - No Appointment Necessary •  Call •  Come to SCAA for Appointment •  Call •  Come to SCAA for Appointment •  Book Here
* Scroll table for more information To get a tutoring session for the above services, you must:
  • Come to SCAA: Stop by the SCAA in person on the second floor of the library.
  • Call: Telephone the SCAA at (510) 885-3674.
  • Book Online Book appointment online using Tutor Trac. Book here