Tutorial Center -

Information for Students

Student being tutored in the Learning Assistance Tutorial Center

“One-on-one tutoring sounds expensive, but not at City College! I was surprised when I was told that the tutoring service is free. I was even more surprised when I found out the diversity of the courses tutored.. The casual environment, together with the opportunity to find a group of students to study with, and the genuine interest of the tutors in helping us, have encouraged me to visit the LAC quite often."  Yousef Kazerooni, French tutee


What is Tutoring?

Tutoring is a one-on-one personal academic support system. Tutors share their knowledge of their subject matter. They work to provide an active learning experience for their students by explaining difficult concepts and providing examples for exploration. Tutors encourage, motivate, inspire, and enable students to develop confidence in their academic abilities. The goal of tutoring is to enable students to become independent learners. Tutors are here to guide you, but they can not give you the answers or do the work for you.

Tutors assist students in their weekly assignments and study techniques, and are available on a drop-in basis at scheduled hours. The following areas provide free tutoring.


What subjects does the LAC tutor?
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Is there a limit to the amount of tutoring I can receive?

The LAC provides free tutoring for City College students in over 25 different subjects. Tutoring sessions last between 20-30 minutes at a time. Any student may be limited, at the discretion of the LAC Coordinator, in the number of times and the amount of time the student may spend with a tutor each week or each day for two reasons:

1. There are other students waiting to be seen.

2. The student is relying too heavily on a tutor to carry them through the class.

Instructors expect their students to do their own work; too much dependence on the tutor calls into question how much work students are actually capable of doing on their own.

What if I need tutoring help when the LAC is closed?

All CCSF students can access live online tutoring in many academic subjects through NetTutor’s trained tutors. NetTutor tutors are available for live sessions, to answer submitted questions, and to review papers 24 hours a day, any day of the week. Online tutoring services can be accessed anywhere.