LRC - Tutorial Center

The ARC Tutorial Center provides online tutoring for students who need academic assistance outside the classroom. Tutoring is conducted by instructor-approved peer tutors. Tutoring services are free to any ARC enrolled student. Please check the online tutoring schedule and instructions below to access the services.

Tutor Training Class: Students who are interested in becoming Peer Tutors and have demonstrated proficiency in a specific subject are advised to enroll in the Fall 2020 tutor training course, LRC 300.

ARC Tutorial Center Login

Requesting Tutoring - How Tutoring Works

Instructions for Accessing Online Tutoring in Canvas

  1. Click on the red ARC Tutorial Center Login
  2. Once you do that, you will need to enter your Los Rios username and password.
  3. Click Enroll in Course or Go to Course if you already enrolled.
  4. Now you will be on the ARC Tutorial Center Web Page.
  5. Click NetTutor on the left-hand side of the page.
  6. Click on ARC Tutorial Center (first option after message)
  7. Choose a subject and look to see if there are any groups open for that subject.
  8. If there are no groups open, check the schedule.
  9. If there are still no groups open or you can’t find your subject, scroll down and look for a tutor in STAR-CA or NetTutor.

Embedded Tutoring

Embedded Tutoring

The Embedded Tutor Program is a collaboration between the LRC’s Tutorial Center and department faculty. The Tutorial Center will hire and pay   faculty recommended students  to be placed in the classroom for the duration of the course (lecture and/or lab). The embedded tutor works in the class as:

  • a peer tutor
  • a mentor
  • a model for successful academic strategies and habits

Working closely with the instructor, an embedded tutor may offer a seasoned student voice to class discussions, lead small break-out sessions, or provide one-on-one mini-tutorials. Embedded tutors can offer in-class tutoring and promote essential academic skills necessary for students to succeed in college level coursework.

Primary Goals of Embedded Tutoring

  • Offer extra help to students to become independent learners
  • Assist students in reaching a higher level of competence in a particular subject
  • Assist students in becoming active in the learning process

Embedded Tutors are not permitted to do the following:

  • Grade assignments
  • Hold out of class individual tutoring or study groups (requires LRC 300 or 310)
  • Complete student work. Instead, use questions, demonstration, practice, examples, etc.
  • Teach the class anything new unless it is part of the instruction intended by the teacher. 

Benefits to Students

Not only will students benefit from an in-class peer perspective, but tutors themselves will benefit from providing this valuable service: 

  • Increased understanding of subject material
  • Interaction with faculty and increased inclusion in campus life
  • Work experience
  • On-campus employment, flexible schedule, hourly wage
  • Experience helping others

Embedded Tutor Eligibility Criteria

  • GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Currently enrolled in at least 6 units
  • Request from ARC faculty for courses the applicant wishes to tutor
  • Completion of application packet through the Tutorial Center in the Learning Resource Center

Note: Students can be currently enrolled in the course, previously have taken it, or be proficient and suitable to assist in the course content

EMBEDDED TUTOR REQUEST FORM

Peer Tutor Information

About Peer Tutors

Peer Tutors provide tutoring for many lower level and some upper level division courses. Tutors coach students in their understanding and skills in the subject, helping them to succeed on their own after the tutoring session. 

What You'll Need to Do

All new Peer Tutors must enroll in the LRC 300, Introduction to Tutor Training, a one unit hybrid course and attend the mandatory orientation on:

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 2:00 to 3:20p.m.in the LRC, room 104.

In addition to the orientation, class will meet every Wednesday from 2:00 -3:20 p.m (see schedule for specific dates).
All tutors must be enrolled in a minimum of six units or more and have earned a "B" or better in the courses they plan to tutor.
Must maintain an overall 3.0 GPA.
Must have written approval from an ARC faculty member.

What You'll Get

You will earn money. Pay for peer tutors (student help employee) is $12.00 per hour as of January 1, 2019.
You will learn the subject better.
You will add work experience to your resume.

Student Frequently Asked Questions

How are tutors chosen? - Do tutors receive any special training?

Instructors usually recommend students to become tutors. At other times, students decide on their own to become tutors. In either case, all tutors must be approved by an ARC faculty member before and received a grade of "B" or better in the course they want to tutor or in a course sequentially above it before they may start tutoring. 

Yes, all tutors must enroll in LRC300, Introduction to Tutoring Training, to be eligible to tutor. 

If I only have a quick question, may I drop-in and get help right away?

If you have a quick question, you should check the drop-in schedule.  If your course is not available under drop-in, stop by or call the Tutorial Center to check for tutor availability. If drop-in help is available for your course, you may come into the center during the scheduled hours and receive immediate assistance on a first come basis.

Can tutors help with homework?

The goal of tutoring is for you to understand the material.   If a tutor works directly on your homework problem, it is very easy to give away the answer rather than help you understand the material. Tutors are trained to work on similar problems that highlight some of the strategies and techniques so you may complete the homework on your own. Besides, if you leave your session with a completed homework assignment and without the knowledge required, not only are you turning in an assignment that is not your own (a violation of academic honesty policies) but you are also leaving with a false sense of your own understanding.

What if I have another appointment or I am ill and cannot come for my session?

If you need to cancel your appointment, stop by the center at least 24 hours in advance. If you are not on campus, call the Tutorial Center at (916) 484-8808.  If you don't call to notiify the center, this is considred an "absence/no show." Please note that if you have two "absences" in your student file without 24 hour notices, the tutor may drop you from his or her schedule and you may lose appointment privileges for the remainder of the term.

Will I have the opportunity to evaluate my tutor?

Yes, surveys are conducted every semester.

When Should I Use Tutoring? - How Should I Use Tutoring?

When?

  • Early!
  • When you are struggling with a concept
  • When you are trying to assess how deeply you comprehend the material
  • When you feel stuck on problem-solving

How?

To get the most out of your time with a tutor, prepare ahead for the session. The tutor will ask what you want to work on, so come knowing what you want to accomplish with the tutor. You might come...

  • To work through a question on a problem set
  • To review for a test
  • To talk through a concept you covered in lecture, lab, or reading
  • To organize class material and create study tools

Do you offer Online Tutoring?

The Tutorial Center offers two FREE options for online tutoring to ARC students:

1) Online tutoring is available through a vendor called NetTutor: an online tutoring service available 24/7 for many subjects.  Sign up for FREE online tutoring here to start online tutoring through your Canvas site right away.  NetTutor provides highly-qualified tutors in the following subjects: Accounting, Anatomy/Physiology, Anthropology, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Communications, Computer Science, Criminology, Economics, Engineering, Finance, French, Geology, German, History, Italian, Math (through Pre-Calculus and Calculus & above), Nursing, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Spanish, and Statistics. For other tutoring services in the LRC's Tutorial Center, including individual appointments and drop-in tutoring, please complete the online registration/referral.

2)  Online tutoring is also available through a partnership with Sacramento Public Library.   Free live tutoring is available Sunday--Saturday 1pm-11pm for  help in the following college level subjects: Algebra, Biology, Calculus 1, Chemistry, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, Statistics, Trigonometry as well as for writing assignments through the Writing Lab.  Tutoring is also available for Adult Learners in basic, intermediate, and advanced help in Math, Reading, and Writing.  For more information about how to get immediate access to free online resources through the Sacramento Public Libary, check out this PDF document with information.

Contact

Dean: Joshua Moon Johnson, Ed.D.
Coordinator: TBA
Tutorial Center Clerk Asia Jones
Phone: (916) 484-8808
Email: Tutoring@arc.losrios.edu

Administrative Assistant
Tatyana Torgashev
(916) 484-8099

Hours

Monday - Thursday:
11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Closed:
Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Location

For questions or concerns, please email us at Tutoring@arc.losrios.edu

All tutoring happens remotely through Canvas.

Current Updated Schedule


Please Note:  The staff will do their best to find a tutor; however there is no guarantee a tutor will be available. 

Bring your Student Access Card to each session and use it to check in and out at the tutoring counter.


If you have any questions regarding any of these services, please contact the Tutorial Center at 916-484-8808 or email us at Tutoring@arc.losrios.edu for more information.

How Tutoring Works

All tutoring services will take place online


When you register for tutoring, you may be enrolled in LRC 1000, Supervised Tutoring, a no fee, no grade, no credit course.


Please Note: The staff will do their best to find a tutor; however, there is no guarantee a tutor will be available.