How can I find a tutor (for English, math, and other subjects)?

Answer

For help with research, finding sources, and understanding whether sources are ok to use for college-level research, connect with a librarian -- in person at the Reference Desk when the Library is open, or online anytime at https://lib.lavc.edu/ask-us.
For other academic support services, read on!

For help accessing your class in Canvas, or other technical questions about online classes, contact Valley College Online (formerly called Virtual Valley).Their website contains FAQs and more information, and you can call them at (818) 538-9050 (morning) or (818) 778-5834 (day or evening).

 

Tutoring Services & Resources

The Academic Resource Center (ARC) offers tutoring in person and online.

For in-person tutoring (on campus)...

  • Where you will go depends on the subject you're studying. Every semester, you can find updated hours for tutoring services on the "Campus-Wide Tutoring Flyer" on the ARC website (https://www.lavc.edu/academic-resources).
    • To get upstairs (LARC second floor, above the Library), use the stairs or elevator OUTSIDE the Library entrance. There is no way to get to the second floor from inside the Library.
    • Once you're upstairs, look for signs on the walls and in the hallways, which will help you find the ARC rooms.
  • LARC 224: English classes or Writing assignments (for any class, English or otherwise) (More info at https://www.lavc.edu/academic-resources/writing-center)
  • LARC 220: Math (More info at https://www.lavc.edu/academic-resources/math-lab)
  • LARC 218: ESL 
  • LARC 213: Many other subjects. Offerings change each semester, but usually include Statistics, STEM classes, and more. See what's offered this semester, and when, at https://www.lavc.edu/academic-resources/tutoring-center
  • Tutoring happens in other places on campus, often in connection with special programs like EOPS or Athletics. Biology tutoring happens in AHS. For details, see the "Campus-Wide Tutoring Flyer" on the ARC website (https://www.lavc.edu/academic-resources).

For online tutoring...

  • You have two choices:
    • LAVC Tutoring (aka Penji), which is coordinated by ARC. Most tutors are current or former LAVC students who know our instructors and assignments. Hours may be limited, and are posted on the ARC website.
    • NetTutor is coordinated outside of LAVC. Tutors know their subjects, but may be unfamiliar with LAVC instructors or assignments. 24/7 help for English, Math, and Statistics. For other subjects, check the ARC website.
  • For LAVC Tutoring, log into your student SIS portal, or the Canvas site for your class. (Find both at lavc.edu under "Login" at the top of the page.) In Canvas, click on "LAVC Tutoring" and then follow the instructions from there.
  • For NetTutor, log into the Canvas site for your class. In Canvas, click on "NetTutor" and then follow the instructions from there.

 

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  • Last Updated Feb 21, 2024
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