The Academic Support Center (ASC) cares for well being of all students. Part of student well being is the knowledge that you have the resources and services to support your learning journey. To ensure that you do not lose this support during this time of “sheltering in place” due to COVID-19, ASC has moved all of its existing tutoring services online, as well as added additional support related to online learning. All of ASC’s tutoring services are described in detail below.
Thank you for your patience as we navigate this difficult situation. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions and stay safe.
Options for Online Academic Support
Online Peer Tutoring
ASC peer tutors provide online academic support via Canvas for a wide range of courses
in basic skills, transfer, STEM, and courses that lead to degrees or certificates.
In order to provide more flexibility for students, the ASC also extended online tutoring
hours to weekend.
Find tutoring hours below:
Humanities and Social Sciences Tutoring
Language Arts Tutoring
Meet ASC Tutors on Canvas
Once you log in to your Canvas account, you have two ways to meet your tutors:
1. via the "MC Tutoring" course card on the Canvas Dashboard.
2. from the left-side Navigation bar, ASC/Tutoring, from any Mission College Canvas course site.
We use a new online platform, Cranium Cafe, for tutoring meetings including drop-in sessions and appointments. Instructions
and tutorial videos are available on Canvas for you to learn how to meet your tutor
and utilize online academic support services.
How to Meet My Tutor @ Cranium Cafe? (video, 1:52)
How do I Schedule a Cranium Cafe Appointment? (step-by-step instruction)
NetTutor 24/7 Online Tutoring
NetTutor offers live tutoring on-demand, question drop-off, and writing feedback. It is available 24 hours a day, every day of the year. Mission College students can access NetTutor help via Canvas. For more information about NetTutor, go to the NetTutor webpage.
CRLA Certified Tutoring Program
The Academic Support Center's (ASC) Tutoring Program is certified by the College Reading and Learning Association's (CRLA) International Tutor Training Program Certification (ITTPC). The CRLA is a professional organization that conducts and supports research on the effective practices of college and university learning assistance programs.
Service Area Outcome (SAO)
Students who have visited the Academic Support Center regularly will report that they have gained skills to help them become more successful in their college courses.