Online Tutoring

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You will never find time for anything. If you want time you must make it."

- Charles Buxton, Writer


WLAC Online Subject Tutoring

Get FREE tutoring through West’s new Online Tutoring Program. Help with math and other subjects are conveniently accessed while you are at home or anywhere you have internet access.

Online Tutoring is available in the following subjects

  • Math and Science
  • Economics
  • Psychology
  • Philosophy
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • For English try our Online Writing Lab
  • Other courses will be added in coming semesters.

How does online tutoring work?

You will use an online delivery system, ETUDES. It's easy to use and we can help you along the way.

Students post (type) questions to a DISCUSSION BOARD. The tutor for that subject course will reply to the question, usually within 48 hours. Math tutors will be able to show math calculations in their reply.

Below is what the DISCUSSION BOARD looks like. This is what you will see when you click on the Discussion and Private Messages button from the lefthand menu.

Screen shot of Etudes discussion board.

LIVE CHAT is also available. A Chat Room for each subject will be scheduled so you can plan on meeting with the tutor. If you see a blue dot next a Tutor's name (refer to the figure below, Users Present box), that means a tutor is in the chat room waiting for student questions. Click on the CHAT ROOM button to access the Chat Room screen.

Screen shot of the Users Present window in Etudes.

How do I get started?

Just enroll in Supervised Learning Assistance, Section #8961, 0 units. Enroll anytime during the semester. You can even enroll online by using the Student Information System. Click here:

Within 48 hours, you can login to the ETUDES portal by going to this website:

For an example of how to login, go to:

Once you are logged in successfully, click on the tab, WLAC TUT 001 #8961.

Read any ANNOUNCEMENTS that are posted. Remember to click on the DISCUSSION AND PRIVATE MESSAGES button (see menu on left side of screen) to go to the DISCUSSION BOARD. Click on the CHAT ROOM button to go to the CHAT ROOM. Scheduled live chat sessions are listed and can be viewed by clicking on the SCHEDULE button.

All of our online tutors are students at West or other colleges and universities. They also tutor on campus at the Heldman Learning Resource Center (HLRC) – 1st floor. Here is a link to the campus learning center:

If you need further assistance, email us at

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