Learning Resource Center (LRC) - Tutoring

Welcome to the LRC Tutoring Center

The mission of tutoring at the LRC Tutoring Center is to empower students to become more independent thinkers, writers, readers, and learners through Socratic tutoring principles. The purpose of the tutoring session is to improve the learner’s repertoire of skills and knowledge by offering strategies and tips, modeling effective skills and habits, and providing resources and support. This mission fosters student learning, retention, success, and persistence in the attainment of academic degrees, certificates, transfers, and life-long learning.

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

LRC Tutoring Digital Flyer 

Spring 2021: The LRC Tutoring Center will be fully online. No in-person tutoring will be available. 

Live, on-demand assistance from a staff member is available:

Mondays and Wednesdays from 1 pm to 3 pm via Zoom

Fridays from 1pm to 2 pm via Zoom

Tutoring Availability for Spring Semester

Tutoring will be offered in two ways and will be drop-in only, no appointments. Live face-to-face tutoring, group tutoring, question drop off, and paper review are available. Special population students will be granted additional tutoring time (length of time is dependent upon tutor availability and students in the queue). 

There are two ways to get tutoring:

- 3rd Party Vendor
- 24/7 Availability
- 100+ subjects offered

Saddleback Peer Tutors
- Our own Tutors
- M-Th from 8 am to 6 pm, and F from 8 am to 2 pm
- Limited Subjects offered

Online Tutoring can be accessed through Canvas. 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 NetTutor OR Saddleback Peer Tutors. 

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

Click the following links for more information on each subject:
NetTutor Subjects Offered
Saddleback Peer Tutor Subjects Offered
NetTutor Step-by-Step Guide
Saddleback Peer Tutor Step-by-Step Guide and Step-by-Step VIDEO Guide
Tutor Schedules

Computer or Quiet Study Area with Wi-Fi Available

Do you need a computer station or a quiet study area with Wi-Fi? Starting March 9th, computer stations and quiet study spaces will be available on campus on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from
8:00 am - 12:00 noon.

For safety, only a small number of spots are available, so you must register in advance to reserve a spot for yourself. To register, follow these steps:


STEP 2: RESERVE A SPOT: Select an available date, and note that you can reserve either an LRC Computer OR a Study Space (a round table and chair).

STEP 3: DAILY HEALTH SCREENING: We will send a daily health screening form to your college email by 6:00 am each day of your reservation. You must complete and submit this for form each day you are on campus. When you arrive on campus, you’ll also go through a health screening in Parking Lot 9.

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. 

Questions or concerns call (949) 582-4519 or email us at sctutoring@saddleback.edu