City College students eager to finish semester strong can find support in Tutorial/Learning Center

Tutoring available for classes ranging from biology and chemistry to history and psychology


Charlene Jones, administrative assistant ready to connect students with tutors at the front desk in L-205 Tutorial Learning Center at San Diego City College on Mar 16, 2023 Photo by Daniel Lasker/City Times Media

Daniel Lasker, Multimedia Journalist

When Lance Soukhaseum thinks of how the San Diego City College Tutorial/Learning Center can help students, the center director compared it to a well-equipped workout gym.

For those who want to improve their health, a gym is an excellent place to develop physical strength and conditioning with help from a personal trainer.

For City College students eager to improve their math, science and foreign language skills, the Tutorial/Learning Center, staffed by peer tutors, is an available resource.

“Come here on a regular basis to build up your (academic) muscle,” Soukhaseum said.

Located on the second floor of the L building, the Tutorial/Learning Center currently offers walk-in tutoring in 16 different subject areas, including math, languages, communication and the sciences.

Once there, students can partner with a peer tutor and receive support in one or more subjects at a time at any point in the semester.

“We don’t want to project the message that when you struggle, you come in,” Soukhaseum said. “We want you to be proactive.” 

Available walk-in tutoring generally lasts one hour. Sessions can also be split into two half-hour sessions if necessary.

For a schedule of tutoring available on a walk-in basis, click here.

For students looking for work as a peer tutor, paid positions are also available at the Tutorial/Learning Center.

The application can be found at the Tutorial/Learning Center and applications can be submitted to Soukhaseum in person.

There is a vetting process and students who are approved by faculty in the subject area can apply as a peer tutor.

There are also other tutoring opportunities available through the Tutorial/Learning Center including virtual tutoring, resources through Canvas and additional e-tutoring services.