Student Computing Center
OFTEC, CIS & CNA Computing Tutoring
Winter 2022 Update: The physical Computing Center remains closed. Computer tutoring is available virtually via Zoom. See LSS Hours for details.
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:
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!
- 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!
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.
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!
Arrive a few minutes ahead of time and bring the following:
- the assignment instructions
- relevant class notes/materials
- your questions
Nothing! All of the tutoring on campus is free.
Our tutors are a mix of current and former SPSCC students and qualified learning support technicians.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we may be able to make alternate arrangements.