The Teaching and Learning Center (TLC) offers free, one-on-one tutoring to support students with academic writing, creative writing, computer, math, statistics, and research skills. Our professional writing and math specialists help students interpret assignments, brainstorm ideas, build outlines, and work on presentations while providing feedback on a variety of academic and professional documents. Tutoring sessions may be held in person on campus, via Zoom technology, or over the phone, and students may book 2 one-hour sessions per week. Tutoring services are available to all current AULA students at no charge. Students may also be required to see a tutor as part of a course requirement given by an instructor or a degree requirement set by an academic advisor.
Additionally, the TLC provides an open space for students to study privately or work collaboratively in groups. Private study rooms can be reserved as well.
Location: 4th floor, A4070 (next door to the library)
Phone: 310 578 1080 x240
Tutoring Hours: M-Th: 9am-8pm, F-Sat: 9am-3pm
TLC Open Hours: M-F: 8am-10pm, Sa: 8am-6pm
Please click here to find the current schedule, book an appointment, or meet our writing and math specialists.
Students can bring anything from a draft to a finished paper to share with a writing specialist. In fact, students don't even need to have a draft to start the conversation. Our writing specialists can help students kick-start ideas, create an outline, develop a thesis, integrate sources, figure out appropriate citation style, re-organize a paper, or grapple with grammar. Writing specialists can also provide assistance with talking through and interpreting assignments, writing resumes and cover letters, and preparing presentations. TLC writing specialists do not proofread or copyedit student work. (Students can use the Writer’s Exchange for these services.)
We provide support that makes math accessible and even enjoyable. Questions about statistics, mathematics, quantitative reasoning, or basic computer software are addressed with a patient, comprehensive, step-by-step approach. Our math specialist works with students engaged in review of basic skills, helping to guide them through the development of a strong foundation. This specialist supports students enrolled in math courses to understand concepts and complete assignments. For students studying or employing statistical methods, our math specialist can support students using SPSS statistical software and also providing technology support for the Microsoft Trio of Excel, Word, and Powerpoint.
Students are encouraged to schedule an appointment to meet with a writing or math specialist. Each appointment is 50 minutes, although students can sign up for two time slots back-to-back if there is need for a longer session. Appointments can be made up to 3 weeks in advance. Although students can also walk in and meet with a tutor when they don't have an appointment, there is no guarantee that someone will be available to work with them. All students can schedule up to two hours of appointments per week but students with accommodations may be granted additional time.
Current students can click here to make an appointment. The scheduling system prompts users to create an account in order to log into the scheduling system. Anyone who needs assistance creating an account or using the system should call the Library at (310) 578-1080 ext. 333.
Most tutoring sessions are held in person on campus. Students who wish to work with specialists via Zoom technology or over the phone should leave contact information when signing up for an appointment so that the tutor can call them or invite them to the electronic conference.
A student who is unable to attend a scheduled appointment should cancel the appointment as soon as possible to allow others to use that time slot. Two no-shows will result in a loss of tutoring privileges for the remainder of the quarter.
In collaboration with the Library, the Teaching and Learning Center offers workshops throughout the fall, winter and spring. Workshops focus on a variety of topics: writing, library research, computer and information technology, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, how-to write stellar resumes and cover letters, prepare for an interview, et cetera. Please note that workshop suggestions are welcomed. Workshops are taught by faculty and professionals. Most workshops are held in the Library.