Frequently Asked Questions

Classroom Tutors

FAQ - Students

Who is eligible for tutoring?
The Classroom Tutor Program (part of Proyecto Exito) places Classroom Tutors in courses where there is need and availability.  Students in these class sections are eligible to come to tutoring sessions, where a Classroom Tutor will perform both group and individual activities, as the need arises.

How do I access services?
The Classroom Tutor for your class section attends the regular class meetings, and is readily available to provide you more information about when and where each Classroom Tutoring session is held.

What does it cost me as a student?
Classroom Tutoring is FREE!

What subjects are available?
We currently serve a number of courses at San Diego Mesa College, including Math 92, Math 96, Astronomy 101, English 47A, English 101, and Geography 101.

Do I need an appointment?
No.  If you are a student who is in a class section that is served by a Classroom Tutor, you don't need to have an appointment.  You can just come to the regularly scheduled Classroom Tutoring session.

How can I become a tutor?
We are always looking for people excited to help others!  If you are interested in becoming a tutor, please find more information about the program and how to apply here.

Where can I get more information about the Classroom Tutoring Program?
Come to the Library (Room 440), or call (619) 388-2995. We'd be happy to answer any additional questions you may have.

FAQ - Faculty

How does having a Classroom Tutor benefit my students?
Classroom Tutoring has been shown to be an effective way of improving student studying, performance, and retention.

Does the Classroom Tutor participate in my class?
No.  The Classroom Tutor is there to observe the class during the regular class meeting, both to refresh themselves on material, and to observe where students may be struggling.  They will then use this information to construct their own "CT Session", where they will meet with the students to help with study skills, group work, and cultivating independent learning using your class material.

Do I need to train/assess the Classroom Tutor?
No. We will handle the training and assessment of the Classroom Tutor, so you don't have to worry about having extra workload to manage.

Will the Classroom Tutor work with my teaching style?
Absolutely! The Classroom Tutor is there to assist students in CT Sessions with material that you have presented in class.  Their CT Sessions should in no way conflict with your teaching.

I have someone that I think might be a good fit for the program.  Can I refer them to you?
Definitely.  We greatly appreciate your input, and would gladly welcome any students to apply that you think might be a good fit. If you have someone that you think might want to see more about the program, please have them go here

My discipline is currently served by the Classroom Tutoring Program, and I would like to request a Classroom Tutor for my class. How can I do this?
We've made it so easy to request a Classroom Tutor.  A 1 minute form will let us know that you want a Classroom Tutor for your course section.  Please fill out the form found here.

I don't see my discipline currently being served by the Classroom Tutoring Program.  Can I get a Classroom Tutor?
We are in the process of rolling the program out to all disciplines by Spring 2017.  Due the nature of the Title V Grant, we are offering Classroom Tutoring to certain specified disciplines first, and adding new disciplines as we are able to do so.