The Tutoring Center offers all students the ability to connect in-person and online with tutors to help them succeed in their studies. Tutoring is offered Monday through Thursday from 8 am to 7pm, and on Fridays between 8 am and 2 pm.   

In-Person Tutoring

Saddleback tutors are in-person on the second floor of the LRC. Tutoring is offered on a drop-in basis Monday-Thursday 8 am to 7 pm and Friday 8 am-2 pm. To access tutoring services, students must be registered for the no cost, zero unit TU 300 class (does not show on transcripts).

We also offer quiet study areas and computer stations for students to use, and free wi-fi is available.

Watch this quick video to learn more about the LRC Tutoring Center

Online Tutoring

Saddleback Peer Tutors will be offering online tutoring via live online face-to-face video tutoring, question drop off, and paper review Monday-Thursday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm and Friday 8:00 am - 2:00 pm.  Our vendor, NetTutor, is available 24/7.

No appointments, ALL tutoring is drop-in. To access our tutoring services, you must register for the no cost, zero unit TU 300 (does not show on transcripts).

Two Ways to Get Online Tutoring

Saddleback Peer Tutors

  • Our own Tutors
  • Monday through Thursday from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm and Friday from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm
  • Limited Subjects offered

View the Tutor Schedules

NetTutor

  • Third Party Vendor
  • 24/7 Availability
  • 100+ subjects offered

    Once registered for TU 300, online tutoring can be accessed through Canvas. There will be a delay (up to 24 hours) for the course to appear on the dashboard. Click here to be taken to Canvas.

    • Step 1: Sign-in to your Canvas account.
    • Step 2: Click on TU 300.
    • Step 3: Click on Saddleback Peer Tutors or NetTutor.


    NOTE: Video tutoring sessions (e.g., Zoom) will be recorded for quality and training purposes. 

    More Information

    Click the following links for more information on each subject:


    Special population students will be granted additional tutoring time (length of time is dependent upon tutor availability and students in the queue). 

    Extension of tutoring sessions are permitted only when there are no other students waiting. NOTE: It is up to the professional discretion of the tutor to extend sessions beyond the set 30-60 mins.

    • After 60 mins, students will be asked to take a break
    • After 2 hours, students will be asked to take a break and log back on with a different available tutor.

    Tutoring Success by the Numbers

    Recent data found that students* who completed 6 or more hours of tutoring during a semester had higher rates of success, retention, and persistence. Additionally, students who entered a semester on academic probation (below a  2.0 GPA) and completed 6 or more hours of tutoring, were more likely to end the same semester with above a 2.0 GPA.

    *Metrics: Student had 6 or more positive attendance hours and has one of the three educational goals: Obtain an AA/AS degree and transfer to a four year, transfer to a four year institution without AA/AS, or four year college student taking courses to meet four year requirements.

    Computer or Quiet Study Area with Wi-Fi Available

    On-campus computer stations and quiet study spaces are available on the second and third floors of the LRC & Library building. No reservations needed. Headsets available for check-out.

    Become a Tutor

    The LRC Tutoring Center is always looking for qualified tutors and Online Student Mentors. Our hourly pay ranges from $16.00+ per hour, based on experience and education. Come join our team!

    NOTE: Applications will be reviewed as needed. Applicants will only be contacted if offered an interview.

    If you are a Saddleback College student and would like to become a tutor, please follow these instructions:

    Requirements

    • Applicant is currently enrolled at Saddleback College
    • Applicant is verified as being qualified to tutor a specific subject by a Saddleback faculty member (either the Faculty Recommendation Form or a regular letter of recommendation)*
    • Ideally, applicant has completed the relevant courses at Saddleback College and received a high grade

    * Math is excluded from this requirement

    How to Apply

    Click the link below and follow all directions to complete the Tutor Application for the South Orange County Community College District (SOCCCD).

    Tutor Application

    The following documents must be uploaded to complete your application:

    1. Unofficial transcripts
    2. Statement of Interest
    3. Faculty Recommendation (either the Faculty Recommendation Form or a regular Letter of Recommendation)*
    4. Resume / CV (optional)

    * Math is excluded from this requirement

    Statement of Interest

    Faculty Recommendation Form

    If you are NOT a Saddleback College student and would like to become a tutor, please follow these instructions:

    Requirements

    • Applicant is currently enrolled in an accredited institution or possesses at a minimum an Associate's Degree
    • Applicant has taken coursework (in the subjects they want to tutor) equivalent to those offered at Saddleback
    • Ideally, applicant has prior experience teaching/tutoring

    How to Apply

    Click the link below and follow all directions to complete the Tutor Application for the South Orange County Community College District (SOCCCD).

    Tutor Application

    The following documents must be uploaded to complete your application:

    1. Unofficial transcripts
    2. Statement of Interest
    3. Letter of Recommendation
    4. Resume / CV 

    Statement of Interest

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