Spanish Tutoring at LAC

Pasadena City College (D-300)

Free Spanish tutoring at Learning Assistance Center

for students in Spanish 1-4 at Pasadena City College

Schedule of Spanish Tutor

Mondays (Lunes) 1-4 then 4-6 p.m.

Wednesdays (Miercoles) 12-2 p.m.

Fridays (Viernes) 1-3 (LAC close 3:30)

Saturdays (Sabados) 11:30-2:30 p.m.

Strategies to maximize the tutoring experience

  • Expect to receive tutoring every semester.
  • Avoid misperceptions regarding tutoring (such as "tutoring is only for students with special needs." The fact is that students regulary receiving tutoring in the LAC have a higher GPA on the average than students who do not receive tutoring).
  • Find out where and when tutoring is available.
  • Don't be afraid to notify your instructor that you are receiving tutoring.
  • If tutoring is not available in your subject, ask why it is not.
  • If tutoring is not available when you are, ask if it could be.
  • Attend tutoring sessions early in the semester.
  • Attend tutoring sessions regularly.
  • Don't expect tutors to do homework for you.
  • Come prepared for your tutoring sessions.
  • Don't be afraid to ask questions (no question is too simple).
  • Expect to have tutors listen to you and ask questions to clarify the problem.
  • Arrive in the earlier part of walk-in sessions, not just before the ending time.
  • Understand that group tutoring is often more beneficial than one-on-one tutoring.
  • Don't expect tutors to have all the answers.
  • Don't talk negatively about your teachers to the tutor; they can't change that.
  • Utilize your tutor as another resource for your learning, along with your library, learning center, teacher, and fellow students.