FAQs

Questions that Porterville College students often ask...   and the answers.

Tutoring

I'm having trouble in a class, where can I go to get a tutor?

Tutors are available in the Tutorial Center that is located in the Learning Resource Center building.

What are the hours of the tutoring center?

9:00 a.m. 8:00 p.m., Monday Thursday, and 8:00 a.m. till noon on Fridays.

Is there a cost for tutoring services?

No.

How are tutors qualified to do tutoring?

Tutors are referred by their instructors and only the most qualified or outstanding students from their classes are recommended to be tutors.

Can I get a tutor in any class I am enrolled into?

Not all classes have tutors available, but most of them do. Check with the Tutorial Center coordinator regarding the availability of tutors.

How can I become a tutor?

You must be referred by an instructor based on your exceptional academic progress in the course you want to tutor in. Stop by the Tutorial Center in the Learning Resource center to find out more about how to become a tutor.

Do tutors get paid?

Yes.

What is a "writing mentor"?

Writing mentors are students (selected and trained by the Language Arts faculty) who assist other students with their writing. Students can talk to mentors about any writing assignment they are completing for any class at the college.

Where are the writing mentors located?

They work out of an office in the Learning Resource Center and have access to a computer, writing manuals, and other resources.

How are writing mentors selected?

They are selected and trained by the faculty in the Language Arts division.

Do I need to make an appointment to see a writing mentor or can I just drop-in?

The writing mentors are available on a drop-in basis, first come first served.

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