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Hours of Operation
              • Monday-Thursday: 8am – 8pm
              • Friday-Sunday: 10am-6pm

          Dates Tutoring will be closed this term:

            Monday, January 18

          Unscheduled closures due to power outages:

            Monday, February 15-Wednesday, February 17

PCC tuition includes access to FREE TUTORING through Zoom and Google Meet platforms. Connect with experienced faculty, alumni, professional and student tutors from all campuses using our drop-in (no appointment necessary) tutoring and scheduled online appointments.

  • How it works: Interact with your tutor via a microphone, webcam, or a text-based chat box. Tutors use an interactive whiteboard to diagram concepts, and students can share their screens to review documents and clarify course material together.
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  • Drop-in

    Drop-in tutoring allows students quick access to tutors to clarify concepts and deepen understanding of the homework material without an appointment. Come with questions or just to study with folks knowledgeable in PCC content.

    Instructions for joining the Drop-In Meeting
    • Login to MYPCC https://my.pcc.edu/
    • Login to Zoom via https://portlandcc.zoom.us/
    • View the schedule for subject availability; not all subjects are offered during all open hours.
    • Click the link at the top of the online schedule or click on the JOIN DROP-IN TUTORING button below to enter the waiting room.
    • The front desk host will admit students into the main room in the order of arrival.
    • Once you’re in the meeting, type your PCC email and subject in the chat box.
    • The host will match you with a tutor and move you into a breakout room.
    • At the end of your session, complete a feedback form to let us know if we are meeting your tutoring needs.
     VIEW Drop-In Schedule    or  JOIN Drop-In Tutoring   

    How to Join Drop-In Tutoring

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    Subjects Available in Drop-in
    • Adult Basic Education (ABE+GED)
    • Anatomy & Physiology
    • Accounting
    • American Sign Language (ASL)
    • Biology
    • Bioscience Technology
    • CADD
    • Chemistry (CH100-241)
    • Chinese
    • College Success & Career Guidance Flyer (Study Skills, Test Taking, Online Success, Stress Management)
    • Computer Science (CS 140, 160-162, 201, 250, 251)
    • Economics
    • Electrical Engineering Technology (EET)
    • Engineering
    • ESOL (Conversation Partner)
    • ESOL (Levels 1-8)
    • French
    • GED (via ABE Flyer)
    • Geology
    • German
    • ITP
    • Japanese
    • Math (MTH 20-112, Calculus 251-254, Differential Equations 256, Linear Algebra 261)
    • Music
    • Physics
    • Russian
    • Spanish
    • Statistics (MTH 243-244)
    • Veterinary Technology

     

    Appointments

    Meet one-on-one with a tutor at a scheduled time. Appointments are offered daily between 8am and 8pm.

    Appointment Instructions
    • Login to MYPCC https://my.pcc.edu/
    • Login to Zoom via https://portlandcc.zoom.us/
    • Click on the hyperlink to the appointment calendar in your subject area below.
    • Scroll to the week/date/time you wish to book.
    • Select the appointment time you wish to reserve.
    • Check your email for confirmation and appointment details.
    • Click on the ZOOM link below or in your Google appointment or reminder email.
    • The front desk host will admit students from the waiting room into the main room in the order of arrival.
    • Type your MyPCC email in the chat box and let the front desk know that you have an appointment.
    • The host will move you into the breakout room at the time of your appointment.

    PLEASE NOTE: Students can book one appointment per subject each day. Contact academic-support@pcc.edu to coordinate accommodations.

    How to Book an Appointment

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    Click a subject below to open the calendar and book an appointment:

    Reading & Writing Center

    We offer one on one virtual tutoring appointments with Reading, Writing, and English instructors and trained peer tutors.

    1. NOTE: Students are limited to one appointment per day for the Reading & Writing Center. Any subsequent appointments will be cancelled.
      We have this policy to ensure that we are able to serve as many students as possible.

    Appointment hours:
    Monday-Friday 9 am-8 pm, Saturday 10 am-7:00 pm, and Sunday 11 am-7:00 pm.

     BOOK an Appointment 

    How to Book an Appointment

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    Instructions for booking an appointment
        1. Click on the BOOK an Appointment button.
        2. Select the appointment time that works for you.
        3. ACCEPT the appointment on your calendar to complete reservation.
        4. At the time of your appointment, click on the Google Meet link in the appointment which is located on your PCC Google Calendar or in the reminder email.
        5. Your tutor’s name and email will be listed in the Calendar Invitation on your PCC Google calendar. Please reach out to them directly if you have any questions.
    How we help: 
            • Understanding and breaking down assignments
            • Overcoming writer’s or reader’s block
            • Organizing and synthesizing reading assignments
            • Evaluating and working with sources
            • Proper integration of sources
            • Planning and drafting a writing assignment
            • Revision of a writing assignment
            • Writing scholarships, letters of interest, or resumes
            • Study skills 
            • Vocabulary building
            • …and much more!

    Group Study

    Why study alone? View the schedule for Zoom meeting links to our Tutor Facilitated Group Study Sessions.

    Instructions for joining a Group Study Session
    • Login to MYPCC https://my.pcc.edu/
    • Login to Zoom via https://portlandcc.zoom.us/
    • View the schedule for subject availability; not all subjects are offered during all open hours.
    • Click the link at the top of the online schedule or click on the JOIN Group Study Session button below to enter the waiting room.
    • The front desk host will admit students into the main room in the order of arrival.
    • Once you’re in the meeting, type your PCC email and subject in the chat box and let the front desk know you’d like to join a Study Group.
    • The host will move you into the Study Group breakout room.
    • At the end of your session, complete a feedback form to let us know if we are meeting your tutoring needs.
      VIEW  Group Study Schedule   or  JOIN Group Study Session   

    How to Join a Study Group Session

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    Tutor Facilitated Study Groups Are:
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            • Course specific
            • Facilitated by a PCC tutor
            • Small groups that meet weekly
            • Students are welcome to drop-in throughout the hour and term

    Western eTutoring Consortium

    For additional support, PCC is partnering with the Western eTutoring Consortium to provide free online professional tutoring in additional subject areas for all for-credit PCC students from tutors across the country.

      Western eTutoring Consortium schedule  
    For questions about the Western Consortium’s eTutoring offerings or navigation, contact Gloria Bryant.

     

    Request a Tutor

    Follow these steps to find tutoring support that meets your needs:
            1. View the schedule of subjects and tutors available in our Drop-in Tutoring space. Join the Drop-In Zoom session during any of our open hours to ask questions.
            2. Use the appointment tab and Reading & Writing Center tab to book a scheduled appointment. 
            3. Participate in a Study Group with your peers and a tutor. You can join for any length of time during the scheduled sessions.
            4. Check in with your instructor during their scheduled office hours (see your course syllabus).
    Use the Request a Tutor form:
            • if there are no drop-in hours or appointments for your subject that fit in your schedule
            • you need support with an accommodation
            • to help us explore a subject area that is not currently listed

    Please allow up to 48 hours for a response (Monday through Friday). 

    How to Request a Tutor

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    Request a Tutor Form

    Accommodations

    Portland Community College is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Institution. If you experience disability-related barriers or anticipate a need for accommodation, please contact academic-support@pcc.edu. See additional resources or provide feedback.

    Join Our Team

    Our open positions are posted on the PCC Student Job Board.

    To access the job board:

    1. Log in to MyPCC
    2. Click on the Paying for College tab
    3. Find the Need a Job channel and Check the student job board
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