Get help understanding your classes and completing your college coursework with the help of peer tutors.

Ensure Your Success

Whether you need assistance with biology, anthropology, math, physics or history, Academic Success Center (ASC) tutors help you learn, grow and succeed. Regular tutoring sessions may help you better understand your courses and provide you with the skills and structure required to earn higher grades.

Enrolled Mountain Lions may receive one daily tutoring session per subject, offered in-person or online. Plus, all ASC resources (except printing) are free of charge.

Tutoring Schedules

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Have a question or need more information about the services and resources available at the ASC? Contact us so we can assist you!

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Tutors, faculty and learning assistants are here to provide a supportive learning environment to any enrolled student seeking academic support, online or in-person. 

Tutoring Schedules


The ASC offers tutoring for math courses and any other courses requiring mathematics such as business, chemistry, economics, and physics. Math faculty and peer tutors can aid with understanding lecture material, explaining math concepts, completing assignments and preparing for tests.

Writing, Reading and English

Grow as a writer and reader with the help of faculty and peer writing consultants. Assistance is available at every stage of the writing process, for any class and any writing assignment, from reading comprehension to brainstorming, drafting, editing and proofreading. Stop by the ASC or use Pisces to attend video tutoring, workshops, and to request written feedback.

A specific course or academic discipline

Individual and group tutoring is available on a first-come, first-served basis depending on tutor availability. Subject areas vary by term but typically include chemistry, history, psychology, physics, biology, anatomy and physiology, sociology, business administration, computer information systems, accounting, Spanish, and more.

What is peer-to-peer learning?

The Academic Success Center employs qualified peer tutors to help you in improving your academic performance. They can help you develop the study habits, plans and strategies to retain lecture information and complete your assignments.
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Online Tutoring

Pisces and NetTutor®

Skip the trip to campus and use tutoring through Canvas. Pisces connects you with an MVC peer tutor during the day while NetTutor® can help with most college courses outside ASC business hours.

Log into Canvas, open one of your classes, and choose the Online Tutoring option on the left-hand menu. Then click Pisces or NetTutor®, followed by the subject of your choice.

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In-Person Tutoring

Academic Success Center

Meet with a peer tutor or instructor for an hour of in-person tutoring by simply visiting the Academic Success Center in Humanities, Room 219.

Enrolled students may receive one tutoring session per subject, per day, no appointment required. Math and writing assistance is available all day while tutoring availability for other subjects may vary. Call the ASC ahead of time to double check.

Tutoring that works for you

No matter how you're taking classes or how you prefer to learn, tutors can help you online and in-person. 


Drop-In Help
Connect with your peer tutor in-person or online to tackle the topics you covered in class that week and any information you’re having trouble with. One-on-one sessions are best for covering in-depth topics or working on anything you need to practice or review.

Group study

Drop-In Help
Peer-facilitated study groups are informal study sessions that focus on what to learn and how to learn it. Your peer study leader will guide you and your fellow students through the course material. Group sessions are best to cover recent lecture topics or to prep for exams.

24/7 Tutoring

Anytime, Anywhere
For more help that works with your schedule, NetTutor® offers comprehensive online tutoring for all college courses. Enrolled MVC students may seek help with homework and studying for most subjects... all day, every day of the year.

More about your tutoring options

Answers to common questions about free tutoring at MVC.

MVC students are allowed one appointment, per subject, per day of FREE tutoring. Currently, no appointments are necessary and drop-ins are welcome!  

  • Tutoring is provided first come, first serve, depending on availability of tutor or subject.
  • In-person tutoring is conducted in the Academic Success Center located in the Humanities Building, room 219.
  • Online tutoring is conducted in Pisces, which is accessed through the Online Tutoring link in Canvas.

The list of courses with an available peer tutor varies term to term. It's always best to check with the ASC to determine if a tutor is available for the class you need help with, or use the tutoring schedule. Want to help us expand our offerings? Become a tutor for the courses you excel in and get paid to assist your peers!

We've historically offered help with courses such as:

  • Accounting 1A, 1B, 55 & 63 
  • Anatomy 10, 2A & 2B 
  • Art 1, 2, 4 & 7 
  • Anthropology 1, 2, 4 & 7 
  • Astronomy 1A 
  • Biology 1, 11, 30 & 34 
  • Business 10, 18A, 20, 30 & 51 
  • Chemistry 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 12A & 12B 
  • Most Computer Information Systems classes 
  • Communication 1, 2, 3 & 9 
  • Early Childhood Education 20, 28, 33, 42 & 54 
  • Economics 7 & 8 
  • Most English Courses
  • Geography 1 
  • History 1, 4, 5, 6 & 7 
  • Health Science 1 
  • Humanities 10 
  • Math 52, 35, 53, 36, 37, 10, 11, 12, 1A, 1B, 1C, 2 & 3 
  • Medical Assisting 1A, 1B, 54, 58, 59 & 60 
  • Microbiology 1 
  • Music 3, 4, 5, 6, 19, 26 & 32 
  • Physics 10, 11, 2A, 2B & 4A 
  • Philosophy 10 & 11 
  • Political Science 1 
  • Psychology 1, 8, 9, 33 & 35 
  • Sociology 1, 2, 12 & 20 
  • Spanish 1, 2 & 3 
  • And many more!

Yes! We have trained writing consultants and a reading paraprofessional available to help with writing assignments in any class. Writing consultants and English instructors also tutor for English and Reading courses. Plus, students may request feedback from instructors on their papers by submitting them online in Pisces.

Yes! While the ASC's tutorial services are open to every enrolled student, select special support programs offer free peer tutoring as part of their support services. This means students involved in a TRIO program, the Umoja Community or an EOPS program may be able to receive more tutoring by meeting with peer tutors from both the ASC and their support program.

Learning Resources from the MVC Library 

The MVC Library can help you complete your assignments by offering access to books, journals, online databases and numerous research materials. As long as you know your student email, you can check out materials and utilize information databases wherever you happen to be.

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Become a Tutor

Working for the Academic Success Center is a great way to earn while you learn! MVC peer tutors hold one-on-one and group study sessions in a variety of subjects to assist students in understanding the material in their classes.

Learn how to become a Peer Tutor

Contact Us

Have questions about the tutoring options available to you? Get in contact with the Academic Success Center today.

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    (951) 571-6944
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    Humanities, Room 219
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