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Tutorial Center

The Tutorial Center coordinates all group and individual tutors for all classes on campus.  Tutoring services are free to currently enrolled SBCC students. If you are looking for a tutor or want to learn more about how to become a tutor, visit the Tutorial Center, Room 120, CLRC.


The Tutorial Program

General tutors assist students across departments on a drop-in basis.  Some are subject tutors and some are laboratory tutors. Tutors meet with students across campus in numerous tutoring sites. Please make sure you note the tutoring location when viewing the tutor schedules. To check tutor schedules, visit the Tutorial Lab in the CLRC or click on tutor schedules.

The Gateway Program

Certain SBCC classes are designated as Gateway classes (look for the G when registering for classes). Gateway tutors work directly with the Gateway instructor assisting students in the classroom and/or meeting with students outside class hours.


Tutor Training

All new drop-in general tutors need to complete a three-hour Mandatory Tutor Training Workshop (MTTW) before they start their tutoring jobs.  Drop-in general tutors are encouraged to complete a five-week Tutor Training Seminar (TTS).  New Gateway tutors must complete this seminar within their first semester of tutoring. 

Benefits include

  • an opportunity to learn tutoring best practices before you start tutoring
  • an opportunity to meet with other new tutors and a mentor tutor to have your questions or concerns addressed
  • flexibility in completing the training
  • an opportunity to be paid for the time you spend learning more about becoming an effective tutor

Training Topics

Training will include topics such as

  • the tutor's role
  • listening skills
  • questioning skills
  • helping the student become and independent learner
  • working with students with learning disabilities
  • bridging the cultural gaps
  • preventing sexual harassment

The Center offers numerous MTTW's and TTS's during the semester.  Sign up for one of the training workshops or seminars in the Tutorial Center or contact Donna Waggoner.

The Learning Resources Center media library offers additional tutor training opportunities for tutors to view during the LRC's open hours.    

Tutor Handbooks

If you are an SBCC tutor, the Tutor Handbook contains valuable information for you.  You will learn the steps to an effective tutoring session, familiarize yourself with the different types of tutoring on campus, find out how to access your online time sheet, and see when your paycheck will be ready for you to pick up.

If you are a Tutor Supervisor, the Tutor Supervisor Handbook contains valuable information for you.  Find out how to access and approve tutor time sheets, learn about creative ways to use tutors, copy and use the Tutor Referral Form, and much more.  Contact Donna Waggoner if you would like to receive a complimentary hard copy of the Handbook.

Online Time Sheets

Tutors, to submit your hours worked, or, Supervisors, to approve your tutor’s hours, go to Pipeline and enter your username and password. Click on the "work" tab.  Then on the left hand side of the screen, click on "Enter Time Sheet System".  

The Payroll Schedule shows the pay periods, the dates time sheets are due to supervisors, and paydays.

Time Sheet Instruction Video

To view the time sheet instruction video, click here.    

 If you have time sheet or payroll questions, you can contact Payroll at (805) 965-0581 X 2305 (students), X 2226 or 2794 (hourly), or contact the Tutorial Center Coordinator at X 2667.

Interested in Becoming a Tutor?

For more information on becoming a tutor at Santa Barbara City College, click here: How to Become a Tutor.

Tutorial Center Coordinator:
Donna Waggoner
805-965-0581 x 2667

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