Professional/Technical Students

FOSS Building, Room 5216


Transfer Students

FOSS Building, Room 5217



Transfer Student Tutoring


This program provides free, professional tutorial assistance to students in academic courses required to transfer to a four-year university or college. International students seeking fundamental English tutoring are also eligible for free services. Funding for this program is administered by the student government.


Professional/Technical Student Tutoring

This program provides free, professional tutorial assistance to students  in professional/technical programs. The program helps students succeed in the campus environment and make the transition from school to work. This program is funded through the federal Carl Perkins Grant program.



Free online tutoring is available through the college's partnership in the Western eTutoring Consortium (WeTC). As of January, 2013, WeTC consists of 43 colleges and universities in six western states. Students can interact with tutors in a live online chatroom, submit eQuestions and submit papers to the online writing lab and expect a response within 48 hours.


Apply for Tutor Assistance

Applications are available using the links in the box on the right side of this page and at the tutoring offices located in rooms 5216 & 5217 in the FOSS building on campus. All students are required to submit a completed application with a copy of their current quarter schedule. Students must also read, sign and submit the student contract included with the application.

Students in ESL Levels 1-6 should complete the ESL Student Application for tutorial assistance and submit it with your instructor's signature and signed contract. Students who are in ESL Levels 6-8 can directly submit a completed Transfer Student Tutoring application with signed contract to the Transfer Student tutoring office in room 5216.


Work as a Tutor

Students who achieve a degree of subject matter competency may be able to work as a tutor, assisting other students. The applications is available using the link in the box on the right side of this page and at the tutoring offices located in rooms 5216 & 5217 in the FOSS building on campus. Applications to work as a tutor should be submitted with an unofficial transcript



Q: Who is eligible to receive tutoring?

A: Any student enrolled at Shoreline Community College in a credit-bearing and/or gradable course is eligible to receive tutoring.


Q: Do I pay for tutoring services?

A: There is no charge for tutoring services. Funding is provided through student fees administered by the Shoreline Community College's student government for transfer students and by the Carl D Perkins Grant for professional-technical students.


Q: What happens after I submit my application?

A: Once you have submitted an application with a copy of your current quarter schedule and a signed student contract, the tutoring office will assign a tutor. You will be given your tutor's name and contact information. To initiate the tutoring service, you contact your tutor and arrange a convenient time to get together based on your schedule and your tutor's schedule.


Q: How much time will my tutor be able to spend with me?

A: You will be assigned two hours per week for tutoring in any particular subject.


Q: What should I expect from my tutor?

A: Tutors are not teachers and they will not do your homework for you. Your tutor is available to provide guidance and assist with understanding concepts and assignments.


Q: What will my tutor expect from me?

A: Your responsibilities are to sign the tutor's timesheet record each time you are tutored and to be prepared for the session by attempting your homework assignment.


Q: How do I apply for a position as a tutor?

A: Tutors must have completed at least two quarters at Shoreline Community College and have a minimum of a 3.5 grade point average in the subject they wish to tutor. Download and submit the New Tutor Application form along with an unofficial transcript to either tutoring office, Room 5216 or 5217 in the FOSS building.