Academic Advising and Support offers tutoring to enrolled students through the Trailblazer Tutor Program. The Trailblazer Tutor Center is located on the first floor of Mark Hopkins Hall, room 108. Peer tutors assist students to gain a better understanding of key course concepts, review for exams and model positive study strategies. Tutoring services are free and available to all MCLA students!
The Trailblazer Tutor Center will open for the Spring 2023 semester Sunday through Thursday evenings 4pm-8pm and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:30am -1:30 pm.
Please use the link below to schedule an appointment with a tutor for the subject you wish to review. Appointments are encouraged, but you may also drop in during open hours and see if there is a tutor available to work with you!
Myths about tutoring...DEBUNKED!
1. Tutoring is for the struggling student -
TRUTH : Everyone can benefit from tutoring at some point in their college career. We all learn differently and to assume we can learn all new concepts easily is not realistic. There are subjects that will challenge each of us. Tutoring can help you designate time to focus on one subject at a time, learn and practice study skills that will help you in all areas of learning. It's a great way to meet peers and spend time working toward common goals!
2. I Don't Have Time For Tutoring-
TRUTH : It's important to look at time and reflect about your efficiency. Committing to tutoring one to two hours a week could save you hours of cramming, only to not get the outcome you wanted. Cramming is also not helpful in long term learning of the material. Chances are this information is going to come up again and it is worth investing some time in learning it well the first time.
YOU DO HAVE TIME! IT'S NOT TOO LATE! COMMIT TO YOUR ACADEMICS AND ACHIEVE SUCCESS!
LISTEN TO WHAT YOUR FELLOW TRAILBLAZER ARE SAYING ABOUT TUTORING
“David is an amazing tutor and I’ve learned so much from him. He really knows his stuff” -Trailblazer Class of ’21
“Awesome my grade went up 2 letter grades” – Trailblazer class of ‘ 21
“I like how the tutor is our age and familiar with our coursework. They can relate better and understand our concerns and needs and understands how the professor works” – Trailblazer class of ‘23
Tutors are fellow trailblazers just like you! To be considered for this position you must have minimally an overall GPA of 2.5 and have earned a B or better in the course you wish to tutor. Apply Now
Learn more about each MCLA tutor and book an appointment!