Tutoring Center FAQ

Operations Update:

The Tutoring Center provides online drop-in and appointment tutoring through ZOOM to all students enrolled at South Seattle College.  

To get online tutoring, first select a center from the list below:

MAST (Math and Science Tutoring): Helps with college math, chemistry, physics, biology, statistics, and CSC courses.

CLUE (Center for Learning and Using English): Provides language, writing & basic computer skills support. The CLUE can help with academic papers, personal narratives, grammar refinement, and conversation skills.

Business/Accounting: Helps with Business, Accounting, Economics, and Medical Terminology.

Geek Hauz: Helps with all computer classes and Year Up students. 

E-Tutoring: Provides live tutoring in a wide range of subjects through the Western e-Tutoring Consortium.

What services do we offer?

To fit the needs of South’s many programs and populations, the Tutoring Center offers a variety of tutoring services, including regularly-scheduled personal and small group sessions, plus walk-in sessions and online tutoring for occasional assistance.

What subjects and departments do we support?

The Tutoring Center’s services cover course content over a wide range of campus programs, from academic to vocational to English language learning. Study skills tutoring is also available to bolster student success in any program.

Who are our tutors?

Our knowledgeable and compassionate tutors offer support on coursework and class concepts, plus plenty of encouragement.  The tutoring staff includes qualified students, professional tutors and South faculty. Tutors receive training, support and evaluation by Center staff and faculty coordinators.

The Tutoring Center consists of a main office (LIB 220) & several specialized walk-in centers that focus on areas like math, science, and writing. Visit our website for more information.

Student Code of Ethics

  1. Courtesy: Tutees will follow all tutoring center policies and clean up after themselves.
  2. Responsibility: Tutees will take responsibility for their own work and outcomes.
  3. Preparedness: Tutees will arrive ready to work with a tutor.
  4. Participation: Tutees will actively participate during the session and take ownership of their work.
  5. Respect: Tutees will be respectful to tutors, other students, instructors, and administration.
  6. Honesty: Tutees will not seek help on quizzes and/or tests and will follow all instructions provided by their instructor(s).
  7. Conduct: Tutees will be punctual for appointments and refrain from causing interruptions.

Tutor Code of Ethics

  1. Best Interest: Tutors will be committed to acting in the best interest of the tutees.
  2. Responsibility: Tutors will take responsibility for their own behavior and work.
  3. Integrity: Tutors will practice and promote accuracy, honesty, and truthfulness.
  4. Fairness: Tutors will exercise reasonable judgment.
  5. Commitment: Tutors will fulfill the commitments made to learners.
  6. Respect: Tutors will respect the dignity, worth, culture, and privacy of all people.
  7. Excellence: Tutors will strive to continually improve.
  8. Professionalism: Tutors will not engage in inappropriate behaviors with tutees.
  9. Confidentiality: Tutors will maintain the highest privacy standards.

There are three main types of tutoring: scheduled, walk-in and online. They are free of charge like all our services.

  • Scheduled tutoring means arranging meetings with a specific tutor at certain times for a set number of sessions, either one-on-one or as a small group. Study Skills tutoring is also considered scheduled tutoring.
  • Walk-in tutoring means visiting one or more of our specialized centers whenever the need arises. You do not need an appointment for walk-in visits. Please be aware there may be a wait if no tutors are available when you walk in. Once a tutor becomes available, you will be seen in the order in which you arrived. If you cannot wait, you are welcome to schedule an appointment for a future session or use eTutoring.
  • Online tutoring means interacting with a professional tutor online with a system called eTutoring, which offers support for many types of coursework, including English, math, chemistry, biology, accounting, and much more. You can chat live with tutors, interact with online tools, or submit essays and questions for review and suggestions.

Students can schedule appointments using Starfish, or by directly visiting a center’s website. Students can visit the Tutoring Center Administration office, LIB 220, for assistance with scheduling an appointment.

Each walk-in center has a slightly different academic focus. Click on the individual links for more information on each center, including hours and location.

All walk-in centers have a sign-in system where you will enter your ctcLink ID number. You will be helped in the order that you arrive.

Refer to each individual center for hours of operation.

Tutoring Center

MAST (Math and Science Tutoring)

CLUE (Center for Using and Learning English)


Geek Hauz


Study Skills