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!"


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Center hours

  • Monday - Wednesday: 9 am - 7 pm
  • Thursday: 9 am - 6 pm

Tutoring hours

Math & Science
  • Monday: 10 am - 7 pm
  • Tuesday: 10 am - 1 pm; 2:30 - 7 pm
  • Wednesday: 10 am - 7 pm
  • Thursday: 1:30 pm - 7 pm
Reading & Writing
  • Monday: 10 am - 7 pm
  • Tuesday: 10 am - 7 pm
  • Wednesday 10 am - 7 pm
  • Thursday: 10 am - 6 pm
Paper Drop-off

Submit your paper for feedback within 48 hours (Monday - Thursday).

Communication Studies
  • Monday: 12 pm - 7 pm
  • Tuesday: 2:30 pm - 7 pm
  • Wednesday: 4:30 pm - 7 pm
  • Thursday 1 pm - 7 pm
Computer Science
  • Monday: 3 pm - 7 pm
  • Wednesday 10 am - 1 pm
Financial Accounting
  • Monday: 11 am - 3:30 pm
  • Wednesday: 11 am - 3:30 pm

On campus support

Visit our collaborative work space on campus, where you can connect with peers, instructors and support staff.  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
  • 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

Zoom Room 

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We are pleased to offer drop-in Zoom tutoring for Fall 2023 on a limited basis. We may be able to schedule online tutoring outside of the hours listed below. Please email with your preferred day and time.

Online tutoring

  • Get online tutoring over summer by request, Monday - Thursday, 9 am - 5 pm. Email with your preferred day and time.
  • NetTutor is available nights and weekends.
  • Submit your paper for feedback within 48 hours (Mon. - Thurs.)


Reading & Writing
  • Monday: 11 am - 2 pm
  • Thursday: 3 pm - 6 pm
Communication Studies
  • Monday: 12 pm - 2 pm
  • Thursday: 3 pm - 6 pm

Online services 

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.

Are you a new student without access to Canvas? Learn more about student services on the San Ramon campus on our website!


Connect with us

Avani Tutor Profile

Meet Your Tutors

Dilsher Tutor Profile

"Hi, my name is Dilsher and I tutor Chemistry, Biology, and Math at the San Ramon ASC!" - Dilsher, Chemistry, Biology, and Math 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

Enroll in "schedule bundles" by interest area

We've made scheduling classes at DVC San Ramon even easier!

Class bundles are 12-unit (full-time) schedule recommendations. You can choose from eight different bundles that span a range of Interest Areas.

These are helpful if you want:

  • primarily on campus classes that meet CSU and UC transfer requirements
  • no class scheduling conflicts with plenty of time for breaks for lunch and/or tutoring
  • to complete your math and English requirements in your first term/year
  • eligibility for our full-time, free tuition program

See which bundle is right for you!

Want more information? Explore courses, certificates & degrees by interest area!

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

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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