Learning Assistance Courses
PREREQ.: Acceptance into a CCSF peer-tutoring program
Introduction to theories and methods of effective tutoring. Students will learn best practices, techniques, and strategies for effective
tutoring. Areas covered will include, but not be limited to: the tutor role and responsibility, the tutor-tutee relationship, the tutoring cycle, strategies and techniques to implement when tutoring students of various backgrounds, learning preferences, academic abilities and specific strategies for tutoring in identified subject-specific areas.
ADVISE: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in: LERN 10
Work experience tutoring or mentoring in a specific subject matter, course or program under the supervision of the Learning Assistance Center Coordinator or an Instructor for a specific course or program.
Replaces LERN 12A, 12B, and 12C
ADVISE: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in: ESL 188 or ENGL 88 or higher
Integrates study strategies, critical analysis and communication skills in preparation for lifelong success in academic, professional and personal development. Includes time management, critical thinking, personal and educational values, written and spoken communication, informational literacy, research skills, equity and social justice, navigation of educational systems, online learning, health, and financial literacy.
LERN 50=IDST 50
This brief course introduces students to basic college success strategies: goal setting and time management, memory and concentration, lecture notetaking, accessing campus resources, textbook studying and test taking.
This brief intensive course increases student success by introducing content-specific study strategies particular to a targeted academic discipline, course or section within a discipline. Study strategies are unique to the discipline to assist students with assigned content.
ADVISE: ENGL 88 or ENGL 88B or readiness for college-level English
This brief review course is designed to prepare students for the CBEST - California Basic Education Skills Test: English. This is the standardized exam that future K -12 teachers must pass prior to being hired as a teacher for particular subjects.
This short-term course is designed to prepare students for the mathematics section of the CBEST, standardized, timed test. This course covers formatting, scoring standards, test-taking and study strategies and specific content. This is the standardized exam that future K-12 teachers must pass prior to being hired as a teacher.
ADVISE: ESL 188 or ENGL 88 or readiness for college-level English
This short-term course is designed to prepare students for the English section of the CSET Multiple Subjects standardized test. This course covers formatting, scoring standards, test-taking, study strategies, and specific content related to the Reading, Language, and Literature sections of Subtest 1 of the CSET Multiple Subjects Exam.
ADVISE: MATH 40
This short-term course is designed to prepare students for the mathematics section of the CSET Multiple Subjects standardized test. This course covers formatting, scoring standards, test-taking and study strategies, and specific content related to each subset of the particular test.
ADVISE: MATH 40; ENGL 88 or ESL 188 or readiness for college-level English
This intensive course is designed to prepare future K-12 teachers to take any one of the CSET, or for multiple CSET tests. This course includes timed practice tests, peer review, lecture and seminar discussions. These activities lead to improved test-taking and addresses study skills, time management, stress and anxiety management, goal setting, accountability, gaining content specific proficiency, accessing resources, and networking.
Master successful online learning in 6 weeks. Gain proficiency using Canvas as a holistic learning environment: access instructions and course materials; participate in community; complete assignments, and receive help from the instructor. Implement behaviors conducive to successful online learning: time management, goal setting, and self-motivation. Apply study strategies to reading e-books, and create study tools for an e-portfolio. For students new to, or seeking to master online learning.
Tutoring and learning support activities offered outside of class. Students receive academic assistance in understanding course content, achieving academic course learning outcomes, basic skills, study strategies and computer skills. Students work with peer tutors who are recommended by subject-specific faculty. Peer tutors are trained, supervised, and participate in ongoing professional development by Learning Assistance or other discipline-specific faculty.
Introduction to theories and methods of effective tutoring. Tutoring purpose, goals and techniques; questioning and positive reinforcement; active listening and study skills; culture and multicultural awareness; learning styles and strategies.