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Tutoring & Academic Skills Center
 

 Contact Info

 

Location & Hours: 

ASC 5
Fall & Spring:
Monday-Thursday: 10am-6:00pm
For summer hours phone lab.

Phone
: 760-776-7241
Fax: 760-776-7423

Staff
:
Matt Ruzicka, Asst Tutorial Coordinator-Science

Jennifer Dodd, Asst Tutorial Coordinator-Language Arts, Humanities & foreign Languages

Jan Andres, Asst. Tutorial Coordinator-Writing & Online Tutoring
 
Asst Tutorial Coordinator-Math

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Tutoring &
Academic Skills Centers​

Tutoring

The Tutoring Center provides drop-in tutoring to all registered College of the Desert students.  Each semester, we offer FREE  tutoring in English, Foreign Language, Math, Natural Sciences,    Social Sciences, and the Humanities.  

Tutoring Center Services Include:

 

 Tutoring Information:

 
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 Our Tutors

 
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“. . . The tutor’s ability to guide and collaborate is of considerable consequence to the learning process.” 

 

Our tutors come from a variety of backgrounds. All of our tutors desire to help our students achieve their academic goals and are trained to work as a team to provide the best quality of service possible. They are here to support, empower and give students the guidance to excel independently after leaving the Center.

Our tutors are available to review and explain assignments. They also help clarify and understand what the instructor expects. Furthermore, our tutors can assist students in understanding the material within their textbooks by using models, examples, and other resources to aid students.

 

 

“Peer Tutors at the Collegiate Level: Maneuvering within the Some of Proximal Development” by Robert Nelson, Journal of College Reading and Learning, 27:1, p. 44. W 95/96.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 How to Become a Tutor

 
In order to be considered for a tutor position, applicants must come to the Tutoring Center at the College of the Desert, Main Campus, and speak to one of the Assistant Tutorial Coordinators. Students who are referred by an instructor will be contacted by one of the Tutorial Coordinators and be asked to come in for the interview and application process.

 

Tutors are required by the State of California to attend tutor training. There is training available each semester. The training consists of theory based and hands on instruction. California Learning and Reading Association has certified COD's Tutor Training Program. Call the Tutoring Center to obtain the dates of the next Tutor Training session.

 

Tutor Application.pdfTutor Application.pdf

 

 

 

 Schedules

 

 

Tutors ​Location​ Times
​ASL Live Lab
​ASC-Room #5
760-773-2557
Live group meets on certain times of the day.
Phone lab for scheduled times.
​ESL/Foreign Languages:
  • ESL
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Spanish
​ASC-Room #4
760-776-7287
​Tutors for each subject are available
on certain times of the day. Phone lab for
scheduled times.
​Math ​ASC-Room #5
760-776-7241
Tutors are available every hour
that the lab is open.
Hours: Monday-Thursday
10am - 6pm
Media Various Locations
760-776-7241
​Tutors are available at different
locations on campus. Phone lab
for times & locations.
​Science ASC-Room #5
760-776-7241
​Tutors are available on certain
times of the day. Phone lab
for scheduled times.
Study Groups ​ASC-Room #5
760-773-2557
Tutors are available on certain
times of the day. Phone lab
for scheduled times.
Writing ASC-Room #5
760-776-7241
​Tutors are available every
hour that the lab is open.
Hours: Monday-Thursday
8am - 8pm
 

 

 
 

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