College of the
Academic Support Center
Tutoring Services

s The Academic Support Center helps students reach their educational goals by developing their academic skills and encouraging them to become independent learners. In addition to responding to student requests for assistance, the ASC staff anticipates student needs and provides services such as individual and group tutoring, instructional handouts, workshops, and supplementary computer programs. Our Center also supports faculty and classroom instruction through assessment and testing administration services.

TUTORING HOURS Please call for current availability 707-476-4106.

Tutoring appointments may be set up in ½ hour or 1 hour increments. The first tutoring appointment of the semester is typically 1 hour long.

  • Learners interested in ongoing tutoring must first meet with a tutor to discuss the goals of tutoring, the roles and responsibilities of each party, and the terms of ASC tutoring policies.
  • Learners must sign a tutoring contract if they intend to continue tutorial services. They should also fill out a student intake profile to give tutors an understanding of their learning and study strategies and methods.
  • To check in and out for a tutoring appointment, learners must sign in to the Track-It computer with their CR ID card or number and select the discipline in which they are receiving tutoring.
  • Tutors Can Help You In…
  • to understand assignments
  • to generate ideas/plan papers
  • to prepare research
  • to cite/document sources correctly
  • to make revisions
  • to develop proofreading techniques

  • to read textbooks & literary works effectively
  • to identify main ideas & supporting details
  • to summarize, comprehend, retain, & evaluate written information

  • to identify, comprehend, analyze, & discuss concepts
  • to discover patterns and make connections in materials
  • to solve problems

  • to manage time effectively
  • to take notes from texts/lectures
  • to organize information
  • to annotate texts
  • to ask questions
  • to develop or improve test-taking strategies

    Peer Tutors

    Peer tutors are current CR students who have been recommended by faculty for their content-area knowledge. Peer tutors have recently completed the courses they are tutoring and have a peer perspective on how to approach learning in their specific disciplines. Peer tutors have also been trained to facilitate learning, and they also integrate a variety of learning and study strategies into their tutoring sessions. Peer tutors may be available by appointment. Stop by the ASC to check on the availability of student tutors.

    ISS and PRMEs Tutors

    Instructional Support Specialists (ISSs) and Professional Resource Matter Experts (PRMEs) are professional tutors that have graduate degrees in their respective disciplines and also have had instructional and tutoring experience. PRMEs and ISSs have been trained to facilitate student learning, and they integrate a variety of learning and study strategies (such as notetaking and test-taking) into their tutoring sessions so that students may be successful in their classes. Stop by the ASC to check in the availability of tutoring.

    Tutor and Learner Responsibilities

    Learners are responsible for actively participating in each tutoring session. This means they will:

  • Attend every class and lab in the course for which they are receiving tutoring. The purpose of tutoring is to provide help in addition to class work. Tutoring sessions may not be used as a substitute for attending classes.
  • Complete reading and homework assignments and review class notes prior to each tutoring session.
  • Arrive to tutoring sessions on time.
  • Call the ASC to cancel appointments (if possible, 24 hrs in advance) if unable to attend.
  • Bring materials (texts, notes, assignments, etc.) to tutoring sessions and have in mind some questions or problems to work on.
  • Assist in identifying the tutoring session goals, objectives, and activities.
  • Participate in those activities and ask clarifying questions.
  • Refrain from criticizing the class or the instructor or complaining about the assignment.
  • Show respect for the rights and opinions of others.
  • Do agreed-upon practice problems and home-review assignments.
    Tutors are responsible for facilitating each tutoring session. This means they will:

  • Arrive to tutoring sessions on time.
  • Call the learner to cancel appointments (if possible, 24 hours in advance).
  • Assist learners in assessing their tutoring needs, strengths, and areas for improvement.
  • Assist in identifying the tutoring session goals, objectives, and activities.
  • Help learners understand and use course materials (syllabi, texts, handouts, notes, assignments, calculators, microscopes, etc.) appropriately.
  • Ask learners questions to help them find answers by themselves and become independent.
  • Guide learners in developing their academic skills, including strategies for studying, writing, reading, and solving problems.
  • Facilitate group study sessions until group becomes self-sufficient.
  • Provide learners with opportunities to practice academic skills and strategies and offer constructive feedback on performance.
  • Help learners determine on-going strategies for continued academic success.
  • Show respect for the opinions of others.

  • Make assumptions about course or assignment requirements.
  • Speculate about grades learners "should" receive on a paper or homework assignment.
  • Provide answers to problems and/or do homework assignments for learners.
  • Write, correct, or edit papers.