Embedded Tutoring

To support the AB 705 effort, the Learning Resource Center (LRC) offers embedded tutoring for math and English courses. Instructors interested in working with an embedded tutor should review the information below and complete the Embedded Tutor Request form.

Classroom Involvement, Early Alerts & Outreach

LRC Peer tutors may be embedded in classes up to 2 hours per week and will be available in the LRC for additional consultations.

A useful feature of the LRC embedded tutoring program includes an early alerts system, which is predicated upon instructors using the electronic gradebook in Canvas. The Canvas gradebook is the mechanism the LRC uses to determine when outreach services for students are needed. For example, a low score on an assignment would trigger an LRC outreach effort; an LRC coordinator would reach out to the low-scoring student to set up a tutoring session.

An LRC coordinator would also collaborate with course instructors to ensure tutoring best practices and to collect feedback on the embedded tutoring experience.

The benefits of embedded tutoring include

    • immediate and ongoing supplemental assistance for at-risk students, and
    • personalized, peer-friendly support for everyone in the class.

Qualifications of Embedded Tutors

All embedded tutors are LRC peer tutors, which means they have passed transfer-level courses with an A or B and have received an instructor recommendation to tutor. Additionally, they have been vetted for subject knowledge by LRC coordinators, have completed a semester-length LS 90 tutor training/education course, and have a minimum of one semester's experience tutoring in the LRC.

Cesar E. Chavez Library 

Schedule Information

Fall 2020 Hours

August 31 - December 17

LRC, Labs, & Tutoring 

Mondays – Thursdays
8:30am - 7pm
8:30am - 2pm

LRC, Labs & Tutoring are closed on the weekends and on school holidays.


1st Floor of Library/LRC Building

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