Have math or English questions? Centers are here to help

Kierah Ford

San Diego City College has a new math and English tutoring center. The two centers are located inside of the L building, and they are open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The centers had their grand opening this semester.

Bryan Constantine has been a tutor at City College for a year and a half. “I like being a Math tutor so much, I changed my major to math. That is how much I enjoy tutoring at this center,” Bryan said.

There are no professors in the center. The learning comes from clips, animations and the tutors that are available. The students at the math and English center are required to take the same amount of units as regular course class students. The centers allows the students to work on the assignments at self pace but the students have a maximum of 2 semesters long to get the courses completed.

Walk-ins at the centers are available for students who need additional help with their work as long as the work is math or English based. Computer labs are available for research and other uses as needed. Both the English center and the math center provide online tutoring in the computer lab across from the English center.

Giselle Agricola is tutoring at San Diego City College for her first semester. “I enjoy tutoring in the English center. Most tutors have been working here for 3-4 years and some teachers hold their business hours here. I enjoy group tutoring,” Giselle said.

The math center requires you to attend class four hours a week, and all the work is done on the online computers. Diana Desalvo a math center student loves the way the class is run. ” I like this style of learning better because it is self paced. You have computers, and the tutors are available to help if you need them. The facility is great towards learning on an individual basis,” Diana Says.

The math center and the English center differ in many ways. The math center is a class course unlike the English center which is just tutoring and personal growth. The math center was made so that the students could have one on one time with tutors and grow in that specific subject. “The lecture class could be a lot of pressure for those who don’t understand math as much, so the way the center is ran, with the tutors there to help, alleviates some of the pressure,” Diana said.

The math and English centers are available to all students. You can sign up for the math center by simply attending an orientation, receiving the add code and beginning your studies. Since the English center is more tutoring based, you just have to fill out a form and start getting the help whenever you need.

So even if you are taking a class at the math center or if you just need some extra help and a place to study, the math and English centers are there to help.