Tutoring & Technology

How do you become a better writer? Read.
How do you become a better reader? Write.
How do you become a better writer and reader? Go to the lab!

Drop-in Hours (9/2-12/13)

  • Monday-Thursday 9-6
  • Friday 9-1
  • Saturday 10:30-1:30

The CCSF English Department has an incredible reading and writing center, The English Lab, in Rosenberg Library 205 (R205), a place where English students at all levels can focus, receive support, and become stronger readers and writers while achieving their course outcomes. Learn more at The Lab Page!

The English Lab offers support with reading, writing, and critical thinking by providing different ways for students to interact with a wide range of learning resources:

  • tutoring
  • reading groups
  • composition and creative writing groups
  • grammar groups
  • computer software
  • workbook activities
  • non-computer stations for quiet collaboration, testing, and independent study

Use our Lab.  Use our Web resources.  Learn more.

CCSF's mission, like the English Lab's mission, is one of “providing an array of academic and student development services that support students’ success in attaining their academic, cultural, and civic achievements.” 

How do you help us improve the lab?  Please take this brief survey.


The English Lab in R205, where reading and writing have found new life . . . or lives! The Lab--it's alive!  It's alive!

Tutoring, Workshop, and Technology SLOs

Through continued use of English Lab tutoring, group workshops, or technology, students will be able to . . .

A.    Identify the types of thinking and strategies required in the recursive reading and writing processes necessary for college success.

B.     Assess their reading and writing skills, progress, and self-confidence.

C.     Apply strategies for addressing higher or lower order writing concerns, reading comprehension, or fluency needs, utilizing lab resources to meet those needs.

D.    Interact in a culture of reading and writing with tutors, classroom instructors, peers, or technology.


Please help us improve your learning outcomes by taking this brief survey.