Tutoring Process and Guidelines

The mission of the Teaching and Learning Center is to provide academic reading and writing support to Foothill College students so that they can become self-aware, active, and independent learners. The TLC offers one-to-one skills-based support with Faculty Tutors. In a session, a Faculty Tutor will ask the student questions to help identify strategies to finish his or her work effectively and independently. All students will sign a contract outlining the TLC policies before their first session.

Tutors at the TLC DO NOT revise or edit essays; tutors DO help students:
  • identify frequent grammatical or mechanical mistakes and how to fix them;
  • write clearly and concisely;
  • identify strategies to become active editors and proofreaders; and
  • identify strategies for reading comprehension and note-taking.

Reading and Writing support is not limited to English or ESL classes; students are encouraged to seek help in any course that requires reading or writing, including History, Anthropology, Dental Hygiene, Biology and more.

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Language Arts Division
Teaching & Learning Center

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Need Help with Writing and Reading?

The Teaching & Learning Center offers FREE one-on-one tutoring for any Foothill class!
Our Faculty Tutors can help you with:
Research Papers,
Grammar and Punctuation,
Organizing Your Essay,
Reading Comprehension,
Thesis Statements...and more!

When you come, bring:
Your Foothill ID number
Your assignment and notes
A goal to reach with your tutor in
your 20-minute session

Email Katie Ha
or call (650) 949-7444.