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Tutorial Center

The Tutorial Center coordinates the hiring and training of tutors across the campus. 

 At SBCC, tutors are available in several locations to support currently enrolled students. There are several forms of tutoring: center based, Gateway/Peer-Assisted-Learning, and Drop-in. All tutoring is free and available to currently enrolled students.

Covid-19 Tutor Updates 

  • Good evening,

    Late last week the Partnership for Student Success (PSS) and Tutorial Advisory Committee (TAC) met to discuss the continuity plans for tutoring across campus.

    Student Support:

    Students will continue to have access to NetTutor. NetTutor is a California Community College designated provider of online tutoring support to over 100 colleges in the state. Information about NetTutor is listed on the Tutorial Center website.

    SBCC Tutors (Drop-In model):

    Based on these conversations the group has recommended using Zoom as the platform for tutors to connect with students. Since the tutors work with many students from various sections, courses, and instructors this is the best online platform to allow continuity of service in an online environment. 

    We would like to move tutoring to an online environment by Tuesday March 17th. 

    To achieve this end, we are reaching out to area supervisors of Drop-In tutors regarding this change. In order to have your SBCC Drop-In tutor continue working, we are requesting: 

    1. That the tutor maintain their current schedule of hours for synchronous tutoring. The tutoring schedules posted online will include links for the students to connect with the tutor via zoom. All meetings will be recorded. 
    2. In addition to working live (synchronous) using Zoom, tutors can respond to questions collected between working shifts via email (asynchronous) and then respond when they return to work their next shift.

    Training for Zoom:

    To receive training on Zoom, please view the recorded training tutorials.  This will be a paid training activity.

    Difference in Models:

    Drop-In Tutoring 

    • Tutoring is not specific to a single section but rather tutors work with several sections and courses. 
    • Areas include: Accounting, Anthropology, Art, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Drafting, Earth Sciences, Earth Sciences-Astronomy, Economics, Engineering, Multimedia Arts and Technologies, Music, Nursing Lab, Philosophy, Psychology, School of Modern Languages, Sociology, Theatre Arts, Vocational Nursing, EOPS, and DSPS.

    Embedded Tutoring 

    • Tutoring assignment (model of tutoring) is considered embedded by which tutoring is specific to a single section or covers a few sections all taught by the same instructor. 
    • Areas include: Biomedical Sciences, English as a Second Language, Global Studies, English, Mathematics and tutors working with Supplemental Instruction/Peer Assisted Learning.






  • Hi tutors,

    You are receiving this email because your tutoring assignment (model of tutoring) is considered embedded by which your tutoring is specific to a single section or covers a few sections all taught by the same instructor. 

    Late last week the Partnership for Student Success (PSS) and Tutorial Advisory Committee (TAC) met to discuss the continuity plans for tutoring across campus.

    Student Support:

    Students will continue to have access to NetTutor. NetTutor is a California Community College designated provider of online tutoring support to over 100 colleges in the state. Information about NetTutor is listed on the Tutorial Center website.

    SBCC Tutors (Embedded/Section specific model):

    Based on these conversations the group has recommended using Pisces as the platform for tutors to connect with students. Since you work individual sections this is the best online platform to allow continuity of service in an online environment. Access to Pisces will be provided to you by the instructor through the Canvas course shell for the section(s) you tutor.

    We would like to move tutoring to an online environment by March 17. 

    To achieve this end, we are requesting: 

    1. Maintain your current schedule of hours for synchronous tutoring. All meetings will be recorded. 
    2. In addition to working live (synchronous) using Pisces, you can respond to questions collected between working shifts via email (asynchronous) and then respond when you return to work their next shift.

    Training for Pisces:

    To receive training on Pisces please view the list of training offered at the bottom of this email. This will be a paid training activity for up to one hour. 

    Access to computer: if you do not have an available computer at home, please submit this form to request a computer. We will reserve a long term chromebook for you to check-out.

    If you decide not to work, then we will conclude your job assignment. Please let us know if you need to discontinue your tutoring position this spring.

    When working remotely you should continue logging hours using either the live clock-in and out method or with the approval of your supervisor the retroactive time entry. Payroll has the following instructions for employees to record your hours worked. 

    Embedded Tutoring areas include: Biomedical Sciences, English as a Second Language, Global Studies, English, Mathematics and tutors working with Supplemental Instruction/Peer Assisted Learning.

    These webinars may be helpful for you as we make the transition to online tutoring.

    Translating In-Person Strategies to be Effective in Online Tutoring Sessions (Tutor Training)

    During this 30-minute webinar, we highlight our hybrid functionality where campus tutors use Pisces to provide online tutoring for subjects during the days/times they can cover, then NetTutor supplements that availability. Campus tutors can offer 1:1 or group tutoring with or without appointments, and NetTutor offers drop-in, on-demand availability. This session is co-hosted by our Product Manager for Collaboration Tools, so we cover technical topics as needed.

    Academic collaboration made easy for tutors, instructors, advisors, coaches, and others. (Leader Tools Training)

    This webinar focuses on the Pisces features that are of particular interest to instructors, tutors, and other leaders inside of Pisces. In particular, we look at the live and drop-off modes available in the system, setting your availability for scheduled appointments, and the features available in the collaboration space. The webinar will be followed by an open Q&A, and attendees are encouraged to bring any questions they might have.

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    Hi tutors,

    You are receiving this email because your tutoring assignment (model of tutoring) is considered Drop-In by which your tutoring is not specific to a single section but rather you work with several sections and course. 


    Late last week the Partnership for Student Success (PSS) and Tutorial Advisory Committee (TAC) met to discuss the continuity plans for tutoring across campus.

    Student Support:

    Students will continue to have access to NetTutor. NetTutor is a California Community College designated provider of online tutoring support to over 100 colleges in the state. Information about NetTutor is listed on the Tutorial Center website.

    SBCC Tutors (Drop-In model):

    Based on these conversations the group has recommended using Zoom as the platform for tutors to connect with students. Since you work with many students from various sections, courses, and instructors this is the best online platform to allow continuity of service in an online environment. 

    To achieve this end, we will be working with your Tutor Supervisor regarding this change. In order to have you continue working, we are requesting: 

    1. That you maintain your current schedule of hours for synchronous tutoring. The tutoring schedules posted online will include links for the students to connect with the tutor via zoom. All meetings will be recorded. 
    2. In addition to working live (synchronous) using Zoom, you can respond to questions collected between working shifts via email (asynchronous) and then respond when you return to work your next shift.

    Training for Zoom:

    To receive training on Zoom, please view the recorded training tutorials.  This will be a paid training activity for up to one hour.

    Access to computer: if you do not have an available computer at home, please submit this form to request a computer. We will reserve a long term chromebook for you to check-out.

    When working remotely you should continue logging hours using either the live clock-in and out method or with the approval of your supervisor the retroactive time entry. Payroll has the following instructions for employees to record your hours worked. 

    Drop-In Tutoring areas include: Accounting, Anthropology, Art, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Drafting, Earth Sciences, Earth Sciences-Astronomy, Economics, Engineering, Multimedia Arts and Technologies, Music, Nursing Lab, Philosophy, Psychology, School of Modern Languages, Sociology, Theatre Arts, and Vocational Nursing. 

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TUTW NC 199 - Tutor Training Across the Disciplines

Cohort #1

 Thursday Jan. 9th & Friday 10th 10:00AM-2:00PM

Cohort #2

 Thursday 5:30-7:30PM begins Jan. 23rd concludes Feb. 13th

 Cohort #3 

Friday Jan. 24th 1:00-5:00PM & Saturday Jan. 25th 9:00AM-1:00PM

Cohort #4

Wednesday 3:00-5:00PM begins Feb. 5th concludes Feb. 26th

 Cohort #5

Thursday 10:30AM-12:30PM begins Jan. 30th concludes Feb. 20th

 Cohort #6

Friday 10:30AM-12:30PM begins Jan. 31st concludes Feb. 28th

An Introduction to the basic principles of tutorial theory and practice, designed for students who are seeking to be tutors in the various tutoring programs at SBCC. Students learn about the cycle of tutoring, the basics of tutoring communication and strategies of tutoring students. Designed to prepare students to be peer tutors with students at all educational levels and disciplines; individually, in groups and online. Requires faculty recommendation of tutors who typically have been students in their classes. Tutors receive instruction in learning theories, communication skills, problem-solving strategies, teaching strategies, student services (to make appropriate referrals), campus policies, etc

Hours: 8 (8 lecture)
Transfer Information: None
SBCC General Education: None
Grading Options: Noncredit

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