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Learning Resource Center Tutorial Center

The 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.

Current Semester: Tutoring Schedule by course

ARC Virtual Tutoring Center

Visit Net Tutor for free online tutoring and continue to Canvas page login.

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. 

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, then 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, utilize the functions in our virtual tutoring center; please cancel at least 24 hours in advance. You can also call the Tutorial Center at (916) 484-8808.

If you don't call to notify the center, then this is considered 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 and how should I use tutoring?


  • 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


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


Dean: Joshua Moon Johnson, Ed.D.
Helen Han
Raja Bhattar
Tutorial Center Clerk Asia Jones
Phone: (916) 484-8808

Administrative Assistant
Tatyana Torgashev
(916) 484-8099

Student Tech Support

Phone: 916-484-8002




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


For questions or concerns, please email us at

All tutoring happens remotely through Canvas.

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 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.