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

  • Accounting
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Anthropology
  • Astronomy
  • Biology
  • Business
  • Chemistry
  • Child Development
  • Communications
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justic
  • Economics
  • English
  • Finance
  • French
  • Geology
  • German
  • History
  • Human Geography
  • Italian
  • Logic
  • Math
  • Nursing and Allied Health
  • Paper Center & Live Writing Tutor
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Geography
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Statistics
  • For English try our Online Writing Lab

    Other courses will be added in coming semesters.

    Online Tutoring Now Available in Canvas!

    We are happy to announce that free online tutoring is now available through Canvas! The service is called NetTutor, and it can be accessed through Canvas as long as you are in a class that is using Canvas.

    NetTutor provides live tutoring in many subjects. As you’re working on homework or writing papers, we encourage you to take full advantage of tutoring. NetTutor tutors are available for live sessions, to answer submitted questions, and to review papers 24 hours a day, any day of the week. All questions and writing submissions to NetTutor will be returned with your tutor’s comments within 48 hours.

    How to Access Online Tutoring

    If you are in a class that is using Canvas:

    1. Log into Canvas
    2. Enter one of your classes, and
    3. Click on "NetTutor" in the links on the left. Make sure to allow pop-ups in your browser!

    Resources for Using NetTutor Services

    An Overview of Using NetTutor: This video gives an overview of how to use the different NetTutor options:

    NetTutor Live Tutoring:This video demonstrates how a live tutoring session is conducted on NetTutor (it focuses on math tutoring but applies to other subjects): NetTutor®: Bring Your Math Homework to a Tutoring Session

    Using the Tools on NetTutor’s Whiteboard:This video shows how a student goes about typing, drawing, composing math equations and uploading images during a tutoring session:

    How to Ask NetTutor a Question: This video shows how to submit a question to a live tutor while using NetTutor:

    We hope you use online tutoring and find it helpful!

    How does online tutoring work?

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

    Students post (type) questions in the DISCUSSIONS section of Canvas. 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 DISCUSSIONS looks like. This is what you will see when you click on the Discussions button from the lefthand menu.

    Screen shot of Canvas 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. Click on CHAT in the left menu to access the Chat Room screen.

    Screen shot of the Chat link.

    How do I get started?

    Just enroll in Supervised Learning Assistance (Online). 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 CANVAS portal by going to this website:

    For an example of how to login, go to:

    Read any ANNOUNCEMENTS that are posted. Remember to click on the DISCUSSIONS link (see menu on left side of screen) to go to the DISCUSSION BOARD. Click on CHAT button to go to the CHAT ROOM.

    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

    News and Events

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    All Things Digital / The DDS and the Online Learning Program have teamed up to launch a new blog, West LA Digital. Check us out and learn about all things digital from West LA College. Don’t forget to follow us. Click on the image above to visit our blog.

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    Visit the WLAC international student website by clicking the image above

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    Student Complaint Process for Online or Hybrid Classes / Distance Education Student Complaints, Procedures, Policies and Resolution

    West Los Angeles College (West) is committed to the integrity of online education. In compliance with the Federal Department of Education regulations, West provides prospective and enrolled students with contact information for filing complaints with its accrediting agency and with the appropriate state agency for handling complaints in the state the student resides.
    For more information, click the image above.