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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exclamation pointOur Student Centers are closed between fall and spring terms. The San Ramon ASC opens January 24 and tutoring begins January 31!

Zoom Room 

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Math and Science Hours
  • Monday - Tuesday: 11 am - 6 pm
  • Wednesday: 11 am - 9 pm
  • Thursday: 1 - 6 pm
Reading and Writing Hours
  • Monday: 10 am - 6 pm
  • Tuesday: 12 - 3 pm
  • Wednesday: 10 am - 4 pm; 6 - 9 pm
  • Thursday: 10 am - 4 pm
Communication Studies Hours
  • Monday: 2 - 4 pm
  • Tuesday: 4 - 6 pm
  • Wednesday: 9 am - 12 pm; 6 - 9 pm
  • Thursday: 11 am - 1 pm
Psychology Hours
  • Monday: 5 - 6 pm
  • Wednesday: 5 - 9 pm
NEW!  Paper Drop-off Hours
  • Monday - Thursday: 48 hour turnaround time
  • Send an email to SRCASCTutoring@dvc.edu with the subject "Paper drop-off."  Include your name, student ID, assignment directions, and essay draft to receive feedback within 48 hours.

 

Closed weekends and holidays; NetTutor is available when the center is 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 help? See the DVC Student Zoom Guide

Access tutoring in additional subjects through 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: 3 - 6 pm
  • Tuesday: 12 - 5 pm
  • Wednesday: 12 - 6 pm
  • Thursday: 1 - 5 pm
Reading and Writing
  • Tuesday: 10 am - 2 pm; 3 - 6 pm
  • Wednesday: 12 - 4 pm
  • Thursday: 11 am - 3 pm
Communication Studies
  • Monday: 2 - 5 pm
  • Tuesday: 9 - 11 am; 12 - 2 pm
  • Wednesday: 2 - 4 pm
  • Thursday: 9 - 11 am; 12 - 2 pm

On Campus

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
  • 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 
Take a virtual tour!

Learn more

How does the paper drop-off work?

Send an email to SRCASCTutoring@dvc.edu with the subject "Paper Drop-off" and include your name, student ID, assignment directions, and a draft of your essay.

Allow 48 hours, Monday - Thursday, for us to send you written feedback on your essay draft. (If you need help over the weekend, you can use the paper drop-off feature in NetTutor.)

Questions? Contact Senior Lab Co-Coordinator Roxann Schmidt at rschmidt@dvc.edu

How can I become a tutor?
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 written recommendation from the instructor of each class you want to tutor.
  3. Enroll in a Tutor Training Class (Math 140, English 140, or INTD 140) during the term when you are seeking employment. (Some labs require training before you work as a tutor, but others ask that tutors be enrolled in the tutoring training course in the same term you begin working as a tutor.)
  4. Speak, write, and understand English fluently and clearly.
  5. Be registered for 6 DVC-units minimum to qualify as a student worker. If you are an International Student, you must be registered for 12 units to qualify as a student worker.
  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 tutoring program in your discipline, or contact EOPS for other tutoring opportunities. The different tutoring centers have different requirements and training for their tutors.

New tutors must have completed or currently be enrolled in one of the following in order to meet the training requirement to be eligible to tutor at DVC:

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

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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