EOPS/CARE/CalWORKs Study Center

"Our goals of tutoring are to help improve students' academic performance, increase their self-confidence, and also promote effective study techniques to encourage the development of independent life-long learners."

Types of Tutoring Available

  • One-On-One Tutoring: Students have the opportunity to pair up with an assigned tutor for the duration of the semester for one-on-one tutoring (up to two hours per week/per subject).
  • Drop-In Tutoring: Drop-in tutoring  is always available for those seeking help with math. For assistance with English, call or stop by to make a one-time appointment with an available English tutor.

Subjects Offered

  • MATH: Up to Math 181
  • ENGL: Up to English 1C
  • READ: 80,90
  • LERN: 48, 49, 81
  • SPCH: 1A
  • PHYS: 2AG, 2BG, 4A, 4B
  • CHEM: 10, 40, 50

* Please note: Subjects offered will vary by semester.

How to sign up

Taking advantage of EOPS/CARE/CalWORKs tutoring is easy.

To sign up, you must:

  • Be an active EOPS/CARE/CalWORKs student
  • Be enrolled in the class
  • Bring your student ID to the Tutoring office in Bldg. 6, Rm 108

**Remember, our tutoring center is open year round; but each semester you have to stop by and re-sign up for tutoring.

Diagram of the types of tutoring available by the EOPS group at Mt. SAC

Here are Some Facts About Our Study Center

Since the EOPS/CARE/CalWORKs tutoring program integrated as a whole, we have seen our services grow. More and more students have realized the benefits of peer tutoring and are taking advantage of our services. This year, we have surpassed our number of students served and have observed an increase in attendance hours; while still maintaining an 89% average success rate. (A success being defined as a student utilizing our tutoring services and receiving a passing grade of C or better in their course.)

Our tutoring model is simple. We believe that quality learning takes place when peers work collaboratively to develop knowledge and build skills. For that reason, our tutors have the opportunity to gain mastery of the subjects they tutor, to learn how to support their fellow students, and gain working experience while still attending college themselves. Concurrently, students who use our tutoring services find that academic support helps them complete their classes successfully, develop effective study habits, gain a deeper understanding of their course material, as well as learn long-term skills that can help them become more successful in all of their courses.

The following table shows students usage trends for the last five years:
Academic School Year Students (Number of Students Tutored) Visit (Students Hours Spent in Tutoring)
2010-2011 222 3,164
2011-2012 220 7,798
2012-2013 238 7,819
2013-2014 339 9,553
2014-2015 423 12,523

 Graph depicting a 91 percent increase in students utilizing tutoring services in the last five years

Chart showing 296 percent increase in number of visits students made to EOPS in the last five years

Become a Tutor

The EOPS/CARE/CalWORKs Study Center hires high performing students to work part-time as tutors throughout the semester in a variety of subject areas, including but not limited to:

English, Math, Chemistry, Physics, Speech, and Reading

If there is no current need for the subject you want to tutor, you are still encouraged to fill out an application. There may be a need for your subject later in the semester. Due to the large number of applications received, applicants will only be contacted if an interview is warranted.

Advantages of being a tutor include:

  • Flexible Schedule
  • Friendly Working Environment
  • Great Work Experience
  • Looks Good On Resume
  • Satisfaction Of Helping Students
  • Reinforces Knowledge Of Subject

The minimum qualifications to be a tutor include:

  • 3.2 GPA
  • A or B Grade In Classes To Be Tutored
  • Recommendation From Instructor For Each Subject Area
  • Copy Of Transcripts (Unofficial)
  • Excellent Communication Skills
  • Interview With Tutorial Coordinator

All tutors are required to complete two appropriate tutor training courses (TUTR 10A, 10B, 10D) within the first two semesters of employment. Please refer to the Mt. SAC schedule of classes for course days and times. These classes may be waived for applicants with advanced degrees or prior tutor experience at the discretion of the EOPS/CARE/CALWORKs Study Center Coordinator.

If you meet the qualifications and requirements listed above and are passionate about helping students, please fill out the tutor application form and submit it to the tutorial coordinator in Building 6, Room 108. If you would like more information about becoming a tutor, please contact us at (909) 274-4690.

Download the Tutor Application



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Contact EOPS

Fall/Spring Hours

M-Fr: 9am-5pm
M-Th: 9am-6pm
Bldg. 6, Rm. 108
(909) 274-4690