Student Computing Center

Computing Center, OFTEC & CIS, students in classroom

Student Computing Center

OFTEC, CIS & CNA Computing Tutoring

Virtual Tutoring Center Hours

All on-campus centers remain closed. Please connect with us virtually via Zoom.


Gain confidence and build skills in navigating the computer—from internet searches and file management to advanced formatting and computer programming. Our staff provides drop-in tutoring for any computer-related task or course.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Where is the Computing Center?

Our physical location in building 34, rooms 102-105, is currently closed. However, you can meet live with a tutor in our Zoom room

What do I do when I get there?

When you enter the Virtual Tutoring Center, you will be greeted by one of our staff members, who will ask what kind of help you need and then place you in a breakout room with a tutor. It's that simple!

You will get the most of your session if you have your assignment and current progress open on the same device you use to access Zoom.

How do I make an appointment?

You can visit us through Zoom during our virtual tutoring hours, or email us at If you email, please include in your message:

  • your name
  • your SID number
  • the desired day and time
  • the class or project you are working on

Appointments may be scheduled weeks ahead of time, and you may also choose to have recurring weekly appointments. We love working with students more than once!

How many appointments can I have?

Up to two per week. Each appointment is 25 minutes long by default. If you are working on a longer project or need extra assistance, you may request a 50-minute appointment.

Do I need an appointment?

Appointments are recommended but not required. If you visit us in Zoom and a tutor is not already with another student, we will be happy to help you then. However, an appointment is the only way to guarantee an available tutor.

Note, too, that during busy times of the quarter—typically around midterms and before finals—our appointment schedule tends to fill up two to three days in advance. For that reason, we encourage you to schedule appointments ahead of time rather than try to schedule for the same day. As much as possible, come early and come often!

What should I bring to an appointment?

Arrive a few minutes ahead of time and bring the following:

  • the assignment instructions
  • relevant class notes/materials
  • your questions
How much does it cost?

Nothing! All of the tutoring on campus is free.

Who are the tutors?

Our tutors are a mix of current and former SPSCC students and qualified learning support technicians. 

What if I can't come in when you are open?

eTutoring is a great option for you. Simply log in to eTutoring and either find the next available tutor in your subject under "Today's Tutor Schedule" or post your question to "eQuestions" and a tutor will write a response within the next day or two. 

You can also access useful handouts, videos, and links at our LSS Resources webpage.