Types of Tutoring

We provide several different ways for students to learn material.

One-on-One Appointment Tutoring

Appointment tutoring is perfect for students who have several questions, or would like more intensive assistance. Students can schedule up to one hour per day, and up to three hours per week in appointments. 

All in-person tutoring appointments are held on the first floor of the Learning Commons at the Dandini Campus, and the online appointments take place via our scheduling system. 

Students may use up to three hours of one-on-one tutoring appointments each week. All appointments are either 30 minutes or 1 hour, depending on the focus of the session. 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 appointments.

Forgot to make an appointment? No problem! Walk-in to the Tutoring Center and if there is an available tutor, we will make an appointment for you on the spot, or you may have the option of joining a session already in progress. Don't forget about Smarthinking! Smarthinking is TMCC's 24x7 online tutoring service and it is free for all TMCC students.

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

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Group Review

Also referred to as Supplemental Instruction (SI, group review sessions are regularly-scheduled, tutor-led study and review sessions, conducted outside of and in addition to normal classroom/lecture time.

Sessions are open to all students enrolled in any section of a particular course, and seek to provide students with an opportunity to explore course materials from new perspectives. Students who attend group review tend to have higher course grades and semester GPAs than students who do not attend, and regular attendees have an even higher boost! If you are struggling with a course, attending group review sessions may be a great way to improve your understanding and academic performance.

In these sessions, students work actively and collaboratively under the guidance of a trained group review leader to come to a deeper understanding of key concepts and problems. Our group review leaders are tutors who have previously taken and done well in the course for which they lead these sessions, and they can help students improve their study skills and understanding of course materials based on their own personal experiences as a tutor and as a student.

Students may attend as many group review sessions in a given semester as they would like. Attendance is free, and the hours spent in SI do not count toward your daily/weekly appointment tutoring caps.

To view the current group review schedule, please sign in to our Tutoring and Learning Center scheduler or stop by the TLC front desk.

Embedded Tutoring

Embedded Tutoring is a type of Supplemental Instruction in which the assigned tutor attends all or some class meetings for a specific section of a course, depending on the needs of the students and instructor.

The exact role of the embedded tutor is flexible, but some examples include:

  • Assisting with group discussions or activities
  • Offering mini-tutorials for small groups or individuals who need additional support
  • Demonstrating and modeling positive student behaviors
  • Serving as a liaison between students and tutoring or other academic services.
  • Embedded tutors are not Instructional Assistants and are not permitted to grade exams or assignments, proctor exams or quizzes, or enforce classroom management or discipline policies.

Workshops

We offer one-hour group seminars that focus on specific topics intended to help you improve as a student.

You can register for workshops online through our Tutoring and Learning Center scheduler. We can accommodate up to 12 students in each workshop, which take place in the Learning Commons workshop room in LIB 106. Proof of attendance will be sent to your TMCC email address.

To view the current workshop schedule, please sign in to our Tutoring and Learning Center scheduler or stop by the TLC front desk.