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Webpage banner shows an image of a boquet brimming with bright spring daffodils. Tutoring: Breaking news, on campus tutoring begins Monday, April 11. Explore the webpage below for more details.

PCC Tutoring Services offers FREE content support for students registered in classes during the current term. Supporting over 50 different departments, tutoring allows students quick access to tutors to clarify concepts and deepen their understanding of the homework material. Click on the tabs below for details and directions.

Remote tutoring

Join us remotely in our Zoom-based Tutoring Center. Students are able to interact with tutors via a microphone, webcam, and 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. Friendly front desk staff welcome students into the Zoom room based on the order of arrival. Type your PCC email and subject in the chat box to check in, and the room host will match you with a tutor in a breakout room.


Monday – Thursday, 10am-4pm

Summer Schedule


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Remote drop-in subjects:
  • Adult Basic Education
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Accounting
  • Biology
  • Bioscience Technology
  • Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD) (Fall-Spring)
  • Chemistry (CH 100-241)
  • College Success & Career Guidance (Study Skills, Test Taking, Online Success, Stress Management) (Fall-Spring)
  • Computer Science (CS 140, 160-162, 201, 250, 251)
  • Economics
  • Electrical Engineering Technology (EET)
  • Engineering
  • Environmental Studies (ESR)
  • French
  • GED
  • General Science
  • Geology
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Landscape Technology (LAT)
  • Math (MTH 20-112, Calculus 251-254, Differential Equations 256, Linear Algebra 261)
  • Music (Fall-Spring)
  • Physics
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Statistics (MTH 243-244)
  • Veterinary Technology (Fall-Spring)

Reading & Writing Center

The PCC Reading and Writing Center (RWC) is here to assist with any reading or writing task for any subject. No job is too big or too small! Each visit, whether on campus or remote, is an opportunity to receive one-on-one, real-time feedback with a highly-qualified, supportive PCC tutor.

We are here to support students with understanding and breaking down assignments; with overcoming writer’s or reader’s block; with organizing and synthesizing reading assignments; with strategies for drafting, with revising and editing written work; with evaluating, integrating, and citing sources; with writing scholarship essays or resumes… and much more!

Usage: Students are limited to one appointment per day and a total of three appointments per week at the Reading & Writing Center. During the last week of instruction and finals week, students will be limited to one appointment per week. Any subsequent appointments will be canceled to ensure that we are able to serve as many students as possible.


Monday – Thursday, 10am-6pm

BOOK an appointment


  • Be sure to accept the appointment on your calendar to complete your reservation.
  • More options: If you find that the time you want to book a Google Meet appointment is unavailable, or if you would prefer to work asynchronously and have a tutor send written feedback to your questions about your writing, please see our etutoring option. This service is available all days and extended hours.
Reading and Writing Center Resources


Visit the Western eTutoring Consortium to access free online tutoring provided by PCC tutors and professional tutors from colleges across the country. This support is available to all for-credit PCC students.


Sunday- Saturday, 5:30am-11:30pm

View the Western eTutoring Consortium schedule for subject availability.

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eTutoring Service Model

Live Tutoring via Zoom allows you to meet with a tutor via a fully interactive, virtual online environment. Live sessions are offered in every subject.

eQuestions allow you to leave a specific question for an eTutor, who will respond within 48 hours (but usually sooner). eQuestions may be submitted for any subject area we support.

The Writing Lab allows you to submit a draft of your paper to a tutor, ask for specific feedback, and receive a tutor’s response within 24-48 hours.

eTutoring subjects
  • Accounting
  • American Sign Language
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Communications
  • Computer Info Systems (topics include Computer Concepts I and II, Java, PHP Web Development I, Data Modeling, SQL Intro)
  • Computer Science and  (topics include, Intro to CS, Intro to Networks, Data Structures, Computer Programming I and II)
  • French
  • Math (Developmental through Calculus)
  • Microsoft Office
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Spanish
  • Statistics
  • Writing (Live sessions available)

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

*Coming FALL 2022 In-person appointments

Contact tutoring-services@pcc.edu with questions.

COMING SOON * In-Person tutoring will return fall term (September 26, 2022)


Cascade Appointment Calendar
  • Campus information :  Terrell Hall (TH) Room 123
    • Student Learning Center is located through the double door in the south central portion of building. Doors on west wall of north/south corridor, with automatic door opener to the right.
Rock Creek Appointment Calendar
  • Campus Information Building 7 (BLDG7), Room 218
    • Student Learning Center is located on the east side of building on the 2nd floor. Double door with automatic door opener on right, accessible from north-south corridor.
Southeast Appointment Calendar
  • Campus Information Library (LIB) 1st floor
    • Student Learning Center is located on north side of common space, west of main entry to the Southeast library on the first floor.
Sylvania Appointment Calendar
  • Campus Information Library (LIB) Room 140
    • Student Learning Center is located in southwest end of first floor of the library, near southern entrance to library. Reception and sign-in area are to the left of doors, outside of the center.
Not sure how to book an in-person tutoring appointment?
Click here for directions on how to schedule an in-person tutoring appointment using the appointment calendars
  • Click the appointment calendar link for the campus you wish to visit.
  • Use the arrows on the upper left of the calendar to scroll to the week/date/time you wish to book.
  • Select the subject and appointment time you wish to reserve.
  • Check your MyPCC email or calendar and ACCEPT the appointment invitation to complete your reservation.
  • Bring your assignment, study materials, and textbook with you.
  • Arrive 10 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time.
  • Check in with front desk staff in the Student Learning Center when you arrive.

Special requests

Follow these steps to find tutoring support that meets your needs:
  1. View the schedule of subjects and tutors available from PCC Tutoring Services and eTutoring.
  2. Use the appointment calendars on the In-Person, Remote Tutoring, and Reading & Writing Center tabs to book a scheduled appointment.
  3. Check in with your instructor during their scheduled office hours (see your course syllabus).
  4. After using one of our available resources, follow the instructions below to let us know what worked in your session and what additional support might be needed.
Make a request (available weeks 3-7 summer term):
  • After you have tried our drop-in or appointment services
  • When you need support with an accommodation
  • To help us explore a subject area that is not currently listed

Request a tutor form

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

Join our team

Thank you for your interest!  We are fully staffed for summer term. Please explore the job description and submit an interest form to apply for fall term positions.


PCC is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Institution. If you experience disability-related barriers or anticipate a need for accommodations when using tutoring, please complete our Request a Tutor form  (open week 3 through week 7) or connect with Accessibility Services.


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