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UPDATE: New Ways to Access Support ONLINE during COVID-19 Changes
We are Open to Support You
As the college moves all classes to an online format, we want you to know that we will continue to support you by staying open online during our regular hours as much as possible. We have added online tutoring and are embedding peer leaders in many online classes to provide technology and iLearn support.
New! Online Face-to-Face Video Tutoring
We have added online tutoring during our regular hours to support students while the physical campuses are closed. To request a tutoring session for any subject, please fill out the Subject Tutoring Request form and we will get back to you quickly to schedule your tutoring appointment. For reading, writing, and research help, you can make an appointment for a future time or drop in to the online Writing Center for immediate assistance during our regular hours.
If you need immediate assistance, call us at (408) 848-4811 during our regular hours.
IMPORTANT: If you do not have a webcam or a microphone, that's okay! You can still get one-on-one tutoring using the text chatbox.
Gavilan students have unlimited free access to an online tutoring service provided by NetTutor. This service provides students 24/7 access to tutoring in subjects not currently offered by Gavilan tutors. To access NetTutor, log into iLearn and enter one of your classes. Next, click on "NetTutor" in the navigation pane where your iLearn Inbox and Assignments are listed. Don't see "NetTutor"? Send your instructor a message asking them to make it available to you.
Need Help Using iLearn or Technology?
We know that you might have questions and anxiety about using technology and iLearn. To help you, our tutors have been trained to answer your technology questions and help you navigate iLearn in the easiest way possible. In fact, many courses have peer leaders embedded into them, so be on the lookout for messages and announcements that will help you succeed in learning online.
You can also drop-in for one-on-one help from a peer tutor.
Here are some resources to help:
- Join the free, self-paced iLearn Orientation: This resource was created to answer most questions you might have about using iLearn, seeing grades and feedback on assignments, and other services on campus available to help you.
- Online Student Support: Use this link to talk directly to counselors, financial aid, and many other student service people. This is a GREAT link to get most of your classes answered.
- For all iLearn questions, visit https://www.gavilan.edu/student/online/index.php
Come Prepared for Your Tutoring Session:
- Have your materials (books, assignments, etc.) with you if possible.
- Be prepared to copy and paste or upload a file with your assignment, if possible.
- Groups are welcome! If you're working with a group, let us know and we'll make sure that you are all in on the same session online.
Academic Tips & Tools
Come study with us this semester, and get the motivation and support you need to succeed in all of your classes!
New @ The Learning Commons: Tutoring for many of your classes
Tutoring at Gavilan has a new home, Li 168! Now, you can come in for help with reading, writing, research, and subject tutoring all in one place. Our tutors are trained to help you one-on-one or in small groups, and you can sign up for weekly tutoring sessions or just come in to study and ask questions as you have them. Starting on the first day of school, drop by to see your new favorite study place!
Every writer needs a reader. Find yours at the Writing Center.
Whether you want to brainstorm for that first essay or need help organizing your paragraphs, the peer educators at the Writing Center are here for you for every stage of the writing process. Come in to use our writing reference guides, ask that quick question about MLA, or bring your lunch and hunker down at a computer for a long writing session. We'll be just one question or smile away! Just drop by LI 168 or make an appointment online.
Academic Skills Workshops
Our 50-minute workshops are designed by faculty and tested by students to help you learn and practice they key academic skills you need to succeed in your college classes. Learn about APA and MLA citation, effective study strategies, revision strategies, how to read difficult college-level texts, and more.