Arts, Communication, and LanguageArts, Communication & Language Student Center

Welcome to the Arts, Communication & Languages Student Center. Visit us on campus or online to connect to tutors, counselors and support services to help you complete your path.

Zoom Room 

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Hours

  • Monday - Thursday: 10 am - 5 pm
  • Fridays: 10 am - 3 pm
  • Or use our paper drop-off service for feedback within 48 hours, Monday - Friday: Submit your paper for review! 

Closed weekends and holidays; NetTutor is available when the center is closed.  Access tutoring in more subjects through our other Student Centers.

Online Tutoring

Access free, online tutoring in reading and writing:

  1. Click the Zoom Room button to register.
  2. Enter your name, email, and student ID. 
  3. Click "Register" at the bottom for the direct Zoom link.
  4. Click the link to enter the tutoring Zoom Room.
  5. A host will connect you with the next available tutor. Please stay muted until your tutor is ready.
  6. Students may work with tutors for up to 2 hours per week.

Need tech help? See the DVC Student Zoom Guide or drop by the ASC!


Online Support Hub

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Location    

PAC 101, 102, 106 (PHC)  campus map

Center Hours
  • Monday - Thursday: 9 am - 5 pm
Counseling Hours
  • Monday: 11 am - 12 pm
  • Wednesday: 11:15 am - 12:15 pm; 1 - 2 pm

On Campus

Visit our collaborative work space on campus, where you can connect with peers, instructors, and support staff in Art, English, Humanities, Philosophy, Speech, World Languages and more.  Here you'll find:

  • computers 
  • wifi and charging stations
  • small group and individual workspaces
  • tutors for drop-in academic support
  • instructors offering student office hours
  • counselors for drop-in ed planning and/or personal concerns

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How does the paper drop-off service work?

Drop-off tutoring is available at any time during the fall and spring terms. This service seeks to help students with any writing projects from any discipline. All students will need is computer access, their student ID, class name and number, an electronic copy of their essay or writing project, the assignment criteria, and about five minutes to fill out the form. Here are the basic steps:
 
1. Open the ACL Paper Drop-off Form.
2. Follow the instructions to fill out the form. There are videos and written instructions to guide you.
3. Wait for an email with your feedback!
 
Papers should be returned in 24-48 hours. Any paper dropped off over the weekend will get responded to early the following week.
 
If you need help or have questions, contact Chalisse Forgette at cforgette@dvc.edu.

What can I expect from tutoring?

Tutoring is a one-on-one meeting with someone who knows a subject well and can help you improve your reading, writing, grammar, and study skills.  Our tutors are trained to help you with writing projects and studying for any subject. Tutoring allows you to move at your own pace and create your own goals.

It is important to understand that tutors do not edit or fix your papers. Instead, tutors help you develop the skills you need to improve your own work.

All students enrolled at DVC may have up to two hours of free tutoring per week.

How can I become a tutor?
Tutor in our Arts, Communication, and Languages Center

We are always looking for new members of our tutoring team. If you enjoy and are good at reading and writing, have strong social skills, and like to help people, then we encourage you to consider becoming a tutor. This is a great opportunity to gain leadership skills on campus.

To become a tutor, you must:

  • pass English 122 (CID English 100) with a B or better,
  • get a recommendation from an instructor,
  • complete the application process,
  • be enrolled in or have completed English 140, Tutor Training, with a B or better.

For more information, drop by the Arts, Communication, and Language Student Center or email our Tutoring Coordinator, Chalisse Forgette: cforgette@dvc.edu.


Tutor through our "supplemental instruction" program

Supplemental instruction (SI) is a free program that helps students in our basic English and ESL classes. Classes with supplemental instruction have an hour-long weekly study group in addition to their regular class time.  These study groups provide an opportunity to build on the skills and conversations started in class and are led by SI leaders who also attend the regular class time.

Supplemental instruction is required for: ESL, 67, ESL77, ESL87, and ESL97A. Additionally, some 117A, 122AL, and 122L courses have SI with optional study groups. 

To learn more about becoming an SI, please contact the LC Co-coordinators: 

What are the tutoring learning outcomes?

As a result of using tutoring services, students will:

  • Feel more confident in their learning and knowledge;
  • Have an increased appreciation for the subject;
  • Have an increased level of engagement in the subject;
  • Be prepared to transition to more advanced concepts;
  • Exhibit behavior that promotes success including:
    • Asking questions in class and of the instructor;
    • Participating in peer discussion;
    • Visiting professor in office hours;
    • Participating more in class;
    • Procrastinating less;
    • Taking notes;
    • Feeling comfortable with tutoring and asking for help;
    • Feeling more connected to classroom learning.
  • Exhibit greater academic endurance and independent learning including:
    • Having a willingness to attempt difficult material again and again and again (perseverance);
    • Understanding available resources and how to access them;
    • Learning strategies to be better able to think critically and solve problems independently;
    • Recognizing the need for and have an improved understanding of key concepts and fundamentals;
  • Be more successful.

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