ASC iconAcademic Support Center - San Ramon

Welcome to the Academic Support Center in San Ramon. Visit us on campus or online for help with class content, study skills, Canvas, or to get connected with other college resources.  Need help? "Just ASC!"

Zoom Room 

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Hours

Communication Studies
  • Monday: 9 am - 3 pm
  • Tuesday: 9 am - 12:30 pm
  • Wednesday: 9 am - 3 pm
Math and Science
  • Wednesday: 6 - 9 pm
Psychology
  • Wednesday: 6 - 9 pm
Reading and Writing
  • Monday: 9 am - 3 pm
  • Tuesday: 9 am - 3 pm
  • Wednesday: 9 am - 3 pm; 6 - 9 pm
  • Thursday: 9 am - 3 pm
Paper Drop-off

NetTutor is available on nights and weekends when our Student Centers are closed. 

Online Tutoring

Access free online tutoring in reading, writing, math, science and more:

  1. Click the Zoom Room button to connect.
  2. Complete the intake form the host shares with you in the chat.
  3. The host will connect you with the next available tutor in your subject. Please stay muted until your tutor is ready.
  4. Students are able to work with tutors as often as needed!

Need tech help? See the DVC Student Zoom Guide

Tutoring in additional subjects is available in our other Student Centers!


Online Support Hub

DVC Support Hub buttonThe DVC Support Hub in Canvas can connect you with online ed planning tools, technology help, health and wellness services, basic needs support, career and transfer services, student life, and more!  Log in with your InSite username and password to access services.

Location   

Library - ASC (SRC)  campus map

Center Hours

Monday - Thursday: 9 am - 6 pm

Tutoring Hours

Math and Science

Monday - Thursday: 10 am - 3 pm

Other Subjects

Tutoring in additional subjects is available in our other Student Centers!

On Campus Support

Visit our new collaborative work space on campus, where you can connect with peers, instructors and support.  Here you'll find:

  • computers, printer, and scanner
  • wifi and charging stations
  • loaner laptops and calculators
  • small group and individual workspaces
  • textbooks and course materials on reserve
  • peer tutors and librarians for drop-in academic support in writing, math and more
  • counselors for drop-in support with:
    • ed planning to help you complete your certificate or degree
    • transfer planning to colleges and universities
    • career services to connect you to internships and jobs 
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Isabella Tutor Profile

Meet Your Tutors

Isabella Tutor Profile

"I'm Isabella, and I tutor Bio 101 and 102 at the San Ramon ASC!" - Isabella, Biology Tutor

Meet our other tutors and check out a sample tutoring session below:

Amanda Choi profile

Meet Your Librarian

Amanda Choi profile

"I'm Amanda, your San Ramon librarian. I love hanging out with my daughters, making raw vegan desserts and exploring all the beautiful places in California!" - Amanda Choi, Librarian

Need help with research or citations? Have questions about the Library Databases? Connect with your librarian for support!

Ask a Librarian Book a Research Appointment

Douglas Phenix profile

Meet Your Career Advisor

Douglas Phenix profile

"2011 alumni of DVC and I'm excited to give back to the community that helped me become who I am today. I enjoy making memories with my loved ones from ax throwing to painting." - Doug Phenix, Career Advisor

Wondering which career is right for you? Looking for a job or internship? How's your resume? Book an appointment with your DVC Career Advisor and connect to free career services.

Book an Appointment


Learn more

How does the paper drop-off work?

Aside from our drop-in tutoring sessions on Zoom or on campus, we also offer a paper drop-off service. 

Submit the Paper Drop-off Form with details about your assignment. Please include your student ID, directions for the assignment, and a draft of your essay.

Allow up to 48 hours (Monday - Thursday) for us to send you written feedback. (We are closed Friday - Sunday. If you need help over the weekend, use NetTutor through Canvas.)

If you have any difficulty, please contact srcasctutoring@dvc.edu.

How can I become a tutor?
How can I become a tutor?

We are currently accepting tutor applications via Handshake, DVC's online job board. View the tutor application by selecting "Diablo Valley College" from the drop-down menu under "Students & Alumni" and using your InSite username and password to sign on. You will need:

  • a cover letter explaining why you want to tutor
  • an unofficial transcript
  • your availability schedule
  • proof of COVID-19 vaccination or exemption
  • an instructor's recommendation in the area(s) you are applying

Questions? Email srcasctutoring@dvc.edu.


Why be a tutor?
  • Tutoring is challenging, rewarding, and fun for both tutor and tutee.
  • Tutoring is an excellent way for students to gain experience and insight, especially if you are considering teaching as a career.
  • Tutoring experience is valuable for scholarship, college, and job applications as well as résumés.
  • Tutoring is a useful tool to gain in-depth knowledge in a variety of subject matters.
  • Tutoring gives you a rare opportunity to experience the dynamics of teamwork and thus contribute to the growth of the DVC campus community.
  • Trained tutors are paid for their time tutoring.
  • Employment as a tutor satisfies work-study and CalWORKs employment requirements.

How to qualify for a tutor position:
  1. Earn a 'B' grade or better in the class you want to tutor.
  2. Receive a recommendation from the instructor of each class you want to tutor.
  3. Enroll in a Tutor Training Class (MATH 140, ENGL 140, INTD 140, or Center-provided workshops). (Different Centers may have different requirements; please reach out to your Center to learn more.)
  4. Speak, write, and understand English fluently and clearly.
  5. Be registered for 6 DVC-units minimum in fall/spring to qualify as a student worker. (3 units in summer; 12 units for International Students)
  6. Not exceed 20 hours a week in your total workload on the DVC campus.
  7. Be eligible to work on campus.
  8. Make a commitment to work as a tutor for a minimum of two terms.

If you meet the 8 qualifications listed above and are passionate about helping others, please contact the Center in your discipline or EOPS for other tutoring opportunities. Each Center has specific requirements for their tutors.

New tutors must have completed or currently be enrolled in one of the following to be eligible:

  • Intensive tutor training workshop (contact tutoring center for info)
  • English 140 (see course schedule)
  • Math 140 (see course schedule)
  • INTD 140 (see course schedule)

Thank you for your interest in becoming a DVC Tutor!

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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Contact

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