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Image of people on a grassy landscape with a sun in the sky and light wispy clouds gently hovering into the picture. The title TUTORING is noted in the upper left corner and the words SUMMER: Opens June 21 - August 12 and ACADEMIC SUPPORT are noted in an orange banner on the bottom of the image. Welcome to tutoring!

Hours of operation

TUTORING BEGINS Sunday, October 3rd

Monday-Thursday 10:00am-8:00pm
Friday 12:00pm-4:00pm | Sunday 2:00-8:00pm

*Saturday: Western eTutoring Consortium available

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.

Open Sunday, October 3

Join our team: Academic Support is hiring tutors for Fall 2021

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.

OPEN SUNDAY, OCTOBER 3

Instructions for joining drop-in tutoring
  • Log in to MyPCC
  • Log in to Zoom
  • 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 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

Join drop-in tutoring

Subjects available in drop-in tutoring
  • Adult Basic Education
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Accounting
  • American Sign Language (ASL)
  • Biology
  • Bioscience Technology
  • CADD
  • Chemistry (CH 100-241)
  • Chinese
  • College Success & Career Guidance (Study Skills, Test Taking, Online Success, Stress Management)
  • Computer Literacy
  • Computer Science (CS 140, 160-162, 201, 250, 251)
  • Economics
  • Electrical Engineering Technology (EET)
  • Engineering
  • ESOL (Levels 1-8)
  • French
  • GED
  • 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

Students can schedule to meet one-on-one with a tutor. Appointments are offered between 8am and 8pm. Note: Students can book one appointment per subject per day. Contact academic-support@pcc.edu to coordinate accommodations.

Instructions for making a tutoring appointment
  • Log in to MyPCC
  • Log in to Zoom
  • Click the link 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 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.

Join tutoring appointment

Click a subject below to open the calendar

Reading & Writing Center

We offer one on one virtual tutoring appointments with Reading, Writing, and English instructors and trained peer tutors. 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: Sunday 10am-8 pm; Monday-Friday 9am-8pm

Instructions for booking an appointment
  1. Click 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 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.
Open October 3 through December 15

Book an appointment

Looking for help with reading or writing?

Check out our resource page for writing guides, citation examples, videos, and sample papers.

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

If you are a faculty member interested in having a group study space for your students, please contact us at academic-support@pcc.edu.

Instructions for joining a group study session
  • Log in to MyPCC
  • Log in to Zoom
  • 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 the join drop-in button 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.

Tutor-facilitated study groups are:
  • Requested by a faculty member
  • 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

OPENS October 11, 2021
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:
  • when 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

Click on this video.

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.

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