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Teaching & Learning Center

Tutoring Process & Guidelines

Our Mission

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.

Tutoring Services

The TLC offers one-to-one skills-based support with faculty and peer tutors.

  • In a session, a 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.
Our faculty tutors help students to:
  • 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.

Because the role of a tutor is helping students become independent learners—equipped with knowledge and skills to be successful on their own—TLC tutors will NOT revise, edit, or proofread writing.

Subjects We Support

Starting Fall 2019, reading and writing support is limited to students taking Foothill College English or ESL classes.

Reserve a Group Study Room

WINTER 2020 (1/6–3/27)

Tutoring Hours

Monday 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
10 a.m.–6 p.m.
10 a.m.–4 p.m.

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Contact Us

Teaching & Learning Center



Building 3600 (behind the Library)

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