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Tutoring Fall 2022 

  • In-person Tutoring
      Monday-Thursday: 10am-5pm
 
  • Online Tutoring 
      Monday-Thursday: 10am-5pm
 
Please check Penji (link) or email for tutor schedules & course availability.
 

West Los Angeles College students are provided free learning support resources and tutoring services through the Learning Center. The Learning Center offers tutoring assistance to all West students in a variety of different subjects, including, but not limited to, writing, math, science, Spanish, and computer science. Tutors are happy to assist students at any stage of their learning and/or assignment process, and tutors are trained provide student-centered tutoring. This means tutors provide a comfortable and encouraging environment for students to learn. Our tutors believe in students’ abilities, building their confidence, respecting their experiences, and placing students in an active role in the learning process. Students are encouraged to visit the Learning Center early and often throughout the semester to help build a strong foundation for success in their courses.

Services we offer:

Online:

  • Live one-on-one or small group sessions with tutors (via Zoom)
    • Live tutoring available via drop-in or appointment 
  • Assignment submission for tutor feedback
  • Tutor-led workshops 
  • Tutor-guided study groups

Onsite:

  • One-on-one tutoring sessions (available via drop-in or appointment)
  • General computer usage 
  • Study room usage 

 

Courses Available for Tutoring

  • Biology: 3, 6, 7
  • Chemistry: 51, 60, 66, 101, 102
  • Child Development: 1, 2, 7, 8, 11, 34, 42, 44, 45
  • Communication Studies: 101, 104
  • Computer Science: 101, 116, 216
  • English: 101, 101Y, 102, 103
  • Math: 125, 215, 227, 227S, 230, 236, 241, 241S, 245, 260, 261

 

We also provide general writing assistance/tutoring for any course with a writing component, general math and science assistance for Basic Skills/Academic Preparation courses. If you're curious if a tutor can assist with your course, simply ask!
 
The Learning Center is actively seeking tutors to serve courses not represented on the list above. If we do not have a tutor to assist you with your course, please let Chase Selby, Learning Center Director, know, and check back soon!
 

How to Access Online Tutoring and Book Onsite Tutoring

All tutoring services will be provided via Penji. Penji is an easy-to-use and intuitive platform to connect students to tutoring services (both on campus and online). Penji allows for students to attend drop-in hours, book appointments, and to coordinate group sessions and study groups.
 
Penji can be accessed via a web browser at: web.penjiapp.com (link)
Penji can also be accessed via mobile app (iOS and Android) (links)
 
 
Tutoring Penji QR Code

 

NEW! Penji is now integrated within Canvas. When logged into Canvas and on a course Canvas page, students can simply click the "WLAC Tutoring" tab on the left-side navigation bar to be brought to Penji to schedule or receive tutoring.

Penji's student help page (link) - this page instructs students on how to navigate Penji

Additional help guides are available on the Penji homepage for West LA College
 

 

NetTutor

All students also have access to NetTutor. NetTutor covers additional subjects that the Learning Center does not, and their tutors may be available during hours where Learning Center tutors are not available. Please keep in mind that NetTutor tutors are not employed by West or the district. It is recommended to seek out NetTutor's services when a West tutor cannot assist. 

Access NetTutor Online Tutoring (link)

 

Questions, Comments, Concerns?

If you have any difficulty accessing our tutoring services, general questions, comments, or concerns, please feel free to Live Chat with the Learning Center supervisor who is currently online (see below). Students may also reach out to WLAC-LearningCenter@laccd.edu with questions.

 

If you would like to contact Chase Selby, Learning Center Director, directly, please email: selbyc@wlac.edu

Thank you so much for using our services. The Learning Center seeks to provide the best possible services for West LA College students, and we appreciate you giving us the opportunity to do so.

Note: By using our online tutoring services, you are agreeing to be enrolled in a NONCREDIT Tutor 001T course. This course will appear on your transcripts, but it has NO bearing on your GPA, and no grade is assigned. Your enrollment allows us to report tutoring usage and receive funding to provide you with tutoring services.


Live Chat

To Live Chat with the any of the online staff and faculty, please follow the steps below. 

  • Step 1: Select the “Live Chat” tab on the employee card that is "online"
  • Step 2: Create an account or login to your account
  • Step 3: Wait for pop-up window to appear to start Live Chat

 

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