Student Computing Center

Computing Center, OFTEC & CIS, students in classroom

Student Computing Center

OFTEC, CIS & CNA Computing Tutoring

Computer Tutoring Hours

Fall 2022: The physical Computing Center remains closed. Computer tutoring is currently available on Zoom and in LSS West (Building 22, Room 101) during the following hours:

On Zoom:

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 10am-1pm (CIS and OFTEC)

 Tuesday and Thursday 5pm-7pm (CIS and OFTEC) 

Wednesday 5pm-7pm (CNA and OFTEC)

Please drop in during these open hours or schedule an appointment ahead of time by emailing learningsupport@spscc.edu. 

Gain confidence and build skills in navigating the computer—from internet searches and file management to advanced formatting and computer programming. Our staff provides tutoring support 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, computer tutoring is availabile in LSS West (22-101) and using Zoom. Details can be found at LSS Hours.

What do I do when I get there?

When you visit in person, the first thing to do is sign in at the computer kiosk located directly inside the door. If you have come in to do some work, just pull up a chair and get to it! If you are here for an appointment, just let the office assistant at the front desk know.

Similarly, 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 either schedule an appointment for later or place you in a breakout room with a tutor right away. It's that simple!

How do I make an appointment?

You can visit us on campus during our in-person hours or through Zoom during our virtual hours, or email us at learningsupport@spscc.edu. 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 six 25-minute appointments per week, or the equivalent. Appointments are 25 minutes long by default, but you can request 50 minutes if you have a larger project.

Do I need an appointment?

Appointments are recommended but not required. You are also always welcome to just come in and utilize our space to get your work done. If you visit us 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.

Finally, if you'd prefer to meet with an SPSCC tutor but are not available during our open hours, contact learningsupport@spscc.edu and we may be able to make alternate arrangements.