The Academic Support Center (ASC) cares for well being of all students. Part of student well being is the knowledge that you have the resources and services to support your learning journey. To ensure that you do not lose this support during this time of “sheltering in place” due to COVID-19, ASC has moved all of its existing tutoring services online, as well as added additional support related to online learning. All of ASC’s tutoring services are described in detail below.
Thank you for your patience as we navigate this difficult situation. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions and stay safe.
Options for Online Academic Support
ASC Online Peer Tutoring
ASC peer tutors provide online academic support for a wide range of courses in basic
skills, transfer, STEM, and courses that lead to degrees or certificates. In order
to provide more flexibility for students, the ASC also extended online tutoring hours
to weekend. Click Here for Summer 2020 Online Tutoring schedules.
Online tutoring services are offered through INS 947 Supervised Tutoring course site in Canvas. It is a non-credit, open-entry/open exit course for students who would like to receive free tutoring.
The steps to sign up for tutoring are listed below:
- Log into your My Portal account
- Go to "My Web Services - SSB"
- Select "Registration"
- Click on "Add or Drop Classes"
- Choose "Summer 2020" and click “Submit” button
- Enter one of the CRN numbers (51331 or 51332) and click on "Submit Changes”
How to Sign Up for ASC Online Tutoring? (video, 3:57)
Upon completion of the online registration process, students will be able to access online tutoring via the INS 947 course site in Canvas. We will be using a new online platform, Cranium Cafe, for tutoring meetings including drop-in sessions and appointments. Instructions and tutorial videos are available on Canvas for students to learn how to meet their tutor and utilize online academic support services.
How to Meet My Tutor @ Cranium Cafe? (video, 2:16)
How do I Schedule a Cranium Cafe Appointment? (step-by-step instruction)
NetTutor 24/7 Online Tutoring
NetTutor offers live tutoring on-demand, question drop-off, and writing feedback. It is available 24 hours a day, every day of the year. Mission College students can access NetTutor help via Canvas. For more information about NetTutor, go to the NetTutor webpage.
CRLA Certified Tutoring Program
The Academic Support Center's (ASC) Tutoring Program is certified by the College Reading and Learning Association's (CRLA) International Tutor Training Program Certification (ITTPC). The CRLA is a professional organization that conducts and supports research on the effective practices of college and university learning assistance programs.
Service Area Outcome (SAO)
Students who have visited the Academic Support Center regularly will report that they have gained skills to help them become more successful in their college courses.