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, Tutorial Services has tutors prepared to help you learn, grow and succeed. Regular tutoring allows you to better understand your courses and can help provide the skills and structure to help you earn higher grades. Enrolled MVC Mountain Lions can request up to two hours per course, per week, of free peer tutoring.

Tutoring Schedules

Reach Out to Us

Speak to a learning center assistant during Academic Success Center (ASC) business hours by using the chat widget, calling, emailing, or stopping by Humanities 219.

Contact us to seek help with making appointments, ask questions, and learn more about the services available to you.

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Peer-to-peer learning

The Academic Success Center employs qualified peer tutors to help guide and assist 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 because they’ve been in your shoes.
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Online Tutoring with Pisces

Skip the trip to campus. MVC's Pisces system, located in Canvas, allows you to connect with a tutor virtually. Log into Canvas, choose the "Online Tutoring" option on the left-hand menu. Select Pisces, followed by the subject of your choice. One-on-one scheduling or drop-in group sessions are available.
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In-Person Tutoring

Make an appointment for in-person tutoring through Pisces (requires you to log into Canvas) or simply drop in for a group session in Humanities, Room 219.

If you need help making an appointment, call or text the Academic Success Center at (951) 251-5708.

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. 


Connect with your peer tutor in-person or online in one-on-one sessions that 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. Appointments are required.

Group study

Our peer-facilitated study groups are informal study sessions that focus on what to learn (course content) and how to learn (study strategies). 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. Appointments are not required.

24/7 Tutoring

If you need more help or need it in a way that works with your schedule, then don’t worry. NetTutor® is a comprehensive online tutoring service for all college courses. This service is available to enrolled MVC students to assist with your 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.

Enrolled MVC students can benefit from two hours, per subject, per week, of FREE group and one-on-one tutoring in most academic subjects. 

  • Students are allowed two 50 minute sessions per enrolled subject per week.
  • Appointments are available on a first come, first serve basis (on the hour) with a maximum of two hours per week, depending on availability of tutor or subject.
  • Appointments can also be made in-person at the Academic Success Center located in the Humanities Building, room 219.
  • Students participating in the EOPS, ACES and Guardian Scholars program receive additional 50-minute sessions per week.
  • 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, as well as tutors for English and Reading courses.

Yes! Select special programs offer free peer tutoring as part of their support services. That includes:

  • TRIO programs
  • Umoja program
  • EOPS program
  • FYE 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 us? 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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