Making an Appointment with a Tutor

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All tutoring appointments are held on the first floor of the Elizabeth Sturm Library at the Dandini Campus.

Tutoring is free, and students may use up to three hours of one-on-one tutoring appointments each week, Monday through Saturday.

All appointments are either 30 minutes or 1 hour. You may only use up to one hour of tutoring each day. You may schedule two separate 30-minute appointments, but they can not be back to back.

You may attend drop-in tutoring, supplemental instruction sessions and workshops as often as you like.

Note: You must be currently enrolled at TMCC in the class for which you are receiving tutoring.

Steps to Make an Appointment

  1. Log in to TMCC's Tutoring and Learning Center Scheduler
    From any computer with internet access, go to TMCC's Tutoring and Learning Center Scheduler and sign in using your TMCC username and password.
  2. Register and Navigate to "Tutoring Schedule"
    If this is the first time you have accessed the scheduling system this semester, you need to complete a registration form with your name, student ID number, and telephone number. After that, this information is stored in our database. The current schedule is called the "Tutoring Schedule." All tutors appear on one schedule.
  3. Select your Class
    Use the "Limit to" drop-down box, located at the top of the page. The system will filter the tutors and show you only the tutors able to assist with your particular subject.
  4. Find Your Appointment Time
    Search for the time you would like to use tutoring, and click on a white box.
    White Boxes indicate an available time slot. You may use up to three hours of tutoring a week (Monday through Saturday). Appointments are either 30 minutes or 1 hour.
    Dark Blue Boxes indicate unavailable times slots.
    Light Blue Boxes indicate other students' appointments.
    If you cannot find a time that fits your schedule you can sign up to be on the waiting list. To sign up for the waiting list, click on the clock icon next to the date on the scheduler. Select the tutor and the time you wish to be notified about. When finished, select "Join the Waiting List." When a time slot becomes available, you will receive an email. All emails are sent to your TMCC student email account.
  5. Complete and Save
    Fill in all required fields on the reservation window and click "Save Appointment".
  6. Log Out
    To log out, click "Log Out" at the top right corner. An email will be sent to your TMCC email address confirming the time and date of your tutoring appointment.

Missed Appointment and Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be made online at least 30 minutes before your appointment is scheduled to begin. If you miss the cancellation deadline, please call us immediately.

After missing one appointment, you will receive an email message from us.

After missing three appointments, you will not be able to schedule any appointments online for the rest of the semester; however, you will still be able to use the TLC for study space and drop-in tutoring.

Steps to Cancel Your Appointment

The system will only allow you to cancel appointments up to 30 minutes before your scheduled appointment time. If you are unable to cancel your appointment in time, please call us immediately.

If you do not arrive within 15 minutes of the start of your appointment, it will be marked as a missed appointment.

  1. Log in to TMCC's Tutoring and Learning Center Scheduler
    Repeat Steps 1 and 2 from Steps to Make an Appointment.
    Once logged in, you can click on "Go to the Control Panel" at the top of the screen which lists all your upcoming appointments. Your appointments appear in yellow on the schedule.
  2. Open Your Appointment and Select "Cancel"
    Open up the appointment by clicking on it, and check the big box at the bottom that says "Cancel this appointment", then click on the "Save Changes" button.
    Note: if the cancel feature is not available, it may be too late to cancel, so please call us immediately or make every effort to attend your scheduled appointment.

How to Prepare for Your Appointment

  • Bring your book, assignment, notebook, and all relevant materials.
  • Start your assignment on your own. The tutor needs to assess your understanding to effectively help you learn.
  • Be ready to participate in the session and get the most out of your time with the tutor!
  • Remember that tutors are not teachers. The pace of the tutoring session is dependent on your understanding.

What is Expected of You as a Student in the TLC

  • You need to come prepared for your tutoring session by arriving on time and checking in the receptionist before your appointment time.
  • You need to prepare for your tutoring session by bringing your assignment, starting your assignment first on your own, or writing down your questions for your tutor.
  • It is expected that you participate in your tutoring session; the progress of the session is mutually dependent on the student and the tutor.
  • The tutor will work with you at a pace that is best for your learning.