What is Online Tutoring?

SLCC provides online tutoring using Tutor.com. Students get 24/7 access to live one-to-one sessions with one of 3,000+ expert tutors. This fully-online service also provides scheduled tutoring, test prep help, basic skills tutoring, research help, and diagnostic quizzes. 

Tutor.com’s shared online workspace includes many helpful tools to support the tutoring session, such as a graphing calculator, a text editor, a collaborative whiteboard, a computer code editor, and file sharing. 

Note: Students are limited to eight hours of online tutoring each month but can connect with on-campus tutors for additional support.

How do I access Online Tutoring?

Online tutoring is accessed through the student’s Canvas courses. At SLCC, Online tutoring through Tutor.com is not available outside of Canvas courses.

By default, every course has a tab called “Online Tutoring” in the course navigation menu. Students have options to request help for a subject that is related to the course they are currently logged into (for example, if they click “Online Tutoring” from a Math course, students only see options for Math tutoring, and not options for Biology tutoring). 

Note: Writing tutors are not available through Tutor.com. Writing students should contact SLCC’s Writing Center for tutoring. 

Note: If the “Online Tutoring” option is not visible in the course navigation menu, it may have been disabled. Students should contact their instructor and ask them to enable Online Tutoring in their course.

How do I use Online Tutoring?

After clicking on the “Online Tutoring” tab, you are presented with a display of options to connect to a live tutor.

Watch this video to see how Tutor.com looks, and how to request help from a tutor. 

Tutor.com - How it works 

Still nervous about connecting with a tutor? There is a practice classroom where you can look around the Tutor.com tool without using any of your tutoring time. You can access it at Tutor.com Practice Classroom.

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