The Toro Learning and Testing Center is the Campus Tutoring Center

Peer Learners Attending TLTC

We seek to help students recognize their own potential and to help them improve the skills they need to function more effectively in an increasingly diverse and demanding college environment.

Welcome!

We offer free learning assistance to currently enrolled and matriculated CSUDH students who are working on CSUDH course assignments.

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How to Prepare for Tutoring

  • Attend class: tutoring is a great way to supplement your learning experience, but it is not a substitute for class. It is vital that you attend class, read the text, and bring your notes and questions to the tutoring session. 
  • Plan ahead: tutors are often in high demand particularly during peak times (midterms & finals). Schedule your appointment at least one week before the assignment is due.
  • Be prepared: before your tutoring session take the time to review your assignment, identify the areas where you are struggling, and draft questions you have. See the section below on what to expect during the tutoring session for additional tips on how to prepare. 
  • Participate: tutors are students who have mastered being a successful college student and have a wealth of knowledge to share about the courses you are taking. Keep in mind they are not professors or content-experts. Tutors will share study strategies and will help you understand problems and concepts, but they will not do your work for you. Discussion and practice will help you gain clarity and master the content too. Show up on time and prepared for your tutoring session.

How to Schedule a Tutoring Session

  • Contact the center in person or by phone to schedule a 30-minute tutoring appointment.
  • Same day and scheduled appointments are available on a first come, first served basis.
  • Please expect to present a current CSUDH Student ID card at check-in.

What to expect during the tutoring session

  • Don't expect your tutor to "fix" your assignment.
  • Take the time to understand your tutor's suggestions, and put them into practice.
  • Be patient with yourself; building your skills will take time.
  • Take responsibility for your work. Your tutor will offer suggestions and strategies, but it's ultimately up to you to complete the assignment.
  • Give us your feedback on your tutoring sessions and our services, so we can keep improving them.

What to bring with you to your tutoring session

  • A paper copy or draft of your work.
  • A copy of your assignment/professor’s instructions.
  • Any other relevant materials (textbook, class notes, guides, etc.) concerning the topic you are seeking assistance.
  • A list of questions or topics where you know you are struggling.

One-on-One Appointment tutoring

One-on-one tutoring allows the tutor to get to know the whole person. This permits the tutor to structure a tutoring plan to meet the student’s individual needs. One-on-one tutoring is more focused than group tutoring.  Group tutoring requires a more general approach. With one-on-one tutoring, the tutor can develop a more comprehensive study plan tailored for the student and it allows students to choose a tutor they feel works best with them.

  • Appointments can be scheduled up to 3 times per week.
  • Appointments can be scheduled up to 7 days in advance.
  • Appointments are 30 minutes in length and can be scheduled based on tutor availability.

Drop-in tutoring

No need to sign up, just check-in, and find a seat. Tutors will generally work with a small group of students to help build skills and solve problems.

  • Drop-in tutoring consists of open sessions that operate on a first come/first served basis.
  • Students do not need to schedule an appointment and can drop-in as many times per week as needed.
  • During busy drop-in times tutors will work with small groups of students (up to 5 students) to maximize the number of students the tutor can help.
  • Drop-in tutoring is not an individual tutoring session. However, during less busy drop-in times tutors may work with students one-on-one.
  • Drop-in tutoring works best when used with appointment tutoring.
Welcome to the Toro Learning and Testing Center

CENTER GUIDELINES

  • Students must check-in/out at the front desk and present a validated CSUDH Student ID card.
  • Do not bring food or drinks to the center.
  • Students are responsible for their work and adhering to the Academic Integrity Policy. For this reason, the center excludes answer checking, proofreading, and editing services for all assignments. Tutors are also prohibited to type in or write over student responses.
  • One 30-minute session can be scheduled per day, per subject, for one assignment, up to a week in advance.
  • There is a limit of 3 sessions per week during peak times of the semester. A new session can be scheduled after the current session has been met. Cancellations and absences count as sessions.
  • Students who are 10 minutes or more late for a session may have their session cancelled.
  • Students must bring a hardcopy of their work, the professor’s instructions, and relevant materials to sessions.
  • Seeing a tutor is not a substitute for missed lectures or incomplete readings of course materials.
  • Tutors may not be able to provide assistance for students who are unprepared, have not addressed what was discussed in previous sessions or want help with exam/test questions.
  • The center is not responsible for lost, forgotten, damaged or stolen personal property or the loss of work due to negligence or technical malfunctions.