Hours & Services

All Merced College facilities are closed until further notice. Student services are available remotely.

Amid coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns, SSTC and Study Central will not be providing any face-to-face tutoring, effective March 18th, 2020. All tutoring services have moved fully online through Smarthinking. Access Smarthinking 24-hour online tutoring through Canvas. For questions, please call 209-384-6361.

What is an Embedded Tutor (ET)?

The Embedded Tutoring program focuses on using peer tutors to collaborate with faculty and students inside and outside the classroom. They provide more individualized attention and assistance during class activities and help facilitate tutoring sessions outside of the classroom. 

Embedded tutoring sessions are open to all students in the course and are attended in SSTC on a voluntary basis FREE of charge. For you the student, it’s a chance to get together with people in your class to compare notes, to discuss important concepts, to develop strategies for studying the subject, and to test yourselves before your professor does, so that when he/she does, you’ll be ready. At each session you will be guided through this material by your Embedded Tutor, a competent student who has previously taken the course. 

Embedded Tutors are students themselves and are prepared to share with you what they have learned over the years about how to study. They know the course content and are anxious to help guide you through it. They’ll be in class with you every day, hearing what you hear and reading what you read. What they won’t do is lecture; their job is to help you think about the lectures you hear and the books you read, and then put it all together into some kind of perspective during ET review sessions so you can learn it more efficiently.

 

What should I bring to an ET session?

  • Textbook
  • Notes
  • Questions

What is in it for me?

If you attend ET sessions regularly, chances are you’ll earn a better grade. You’ll have developed a better understanding of course content as well as more effective ways of studying. This will help you in other classes as well.

For more information contact:

Office of Student Success
 Student Success and Tutorial Center (SSTC),                                                                                  Student Success and Tutorial Center Building, Room 1
(209) 384-6177