Skills Center: C-102 ˇ (213) 763-3738
NEW FORMS AVAILABLE ▪ FALL 2008 SCHEDULE
The mission of the
Tutoring Center is to support students’ academic success by providing
tutoring services and supplemental instruction that will complement their
classroom instruction and assist them in developing their academic
potential. Tutors are trained to engage and encourage students by
sharing ideas and solutions, utilizing effective tutoring strategies, and
facilitating a smooth pathway towards learning and understanding.
tutoring services are available to all Los Angeles Trade-Tech College
students. One-on-one tutoring is
available for EOPS students and small group tutoring is available for
general LATTC students. Tutors
are scheduled at a variety of convenient times throughout the week in the
Learning Skills Center.
Students are to be
referred by any instructor or a counselor to receive tutoring. The Tutoring
Referral Form can be completed electronically and e-mailed
to Dr. Ayesha Lindsey Randall at firstname.lastname@example.org, sent via campus
mail, or hand delivered to C-102.
If you are a student, you may
Asst., Language Arts
print out the
referral and give it to your instructor or counselor to fill out. You may also self-refer and take it
directly to a Learning Skills instructor to sign.
If you are an
instructor or counselor, you have the option of completing a referral
form for your entire class. The
Tutoring Referral Form – For a Class may also be filled
out electronically and e-mailed.
Please attach your class roster with student identification
numbers in the e-mail (or attach it on the back of the form if you are
Hours & Location
The Tutoring Center is located in C-102 (Blue Room). Students may
receive a maximum of 3 hours of weekly tutoring. Tutors are
scheduled by appointment. Students must be enrolled at LATTC and
have a valid Los Angeles Trade-Tech college ID card in order to schedule
tutoring. Hours may vary during holidays and summer and winter
sessions. The Tutoring Center is not open when classes are not in
- Fall & Spring Hours:
The list of subjects offered changes periodically; for more information,
come to the Learning Skills Tutoring Center. Some of the subjects tutored include accounting, biology,
chemistry, computer science, economics, electrical construction,
electronics, English, math, philosophy, physics, and Spanish.
The tutoring schedule will be posted by the
end of the first week of each semester. Adjustments will be posted
through the semester.
In order to become a Los Angeles Trade Technical College Learning Skills
Tutor, students must:
Duties of Tutors
Tutors are not here
to teach. Your instructor is the primary source of information for your
coursework. The goal of tutoring at Los Angeles Trade-Tech College is to
help students become active, independent learners. Tutoring is not
intended to be a substitute for class attendance, a quick fix the day
before an exam, or a question-and-answer exercise. Los Angeles Trade-Tech
College Tutors, who have demonstrated mastery of the subject matter that
they tutor and participated in an intensive, on-going training program,
use techniques such as questioning, modeling, listening and
How much does tutoring cost?
absolutely FREE of charge. Los Angeles Trade-Tech wants to make sure
everyone has an opportunity to succeed in college, and this is just one
of the many ways we show our dedication to helping students succeed in
Are the Tutors
tutor must first meet academic qualifications and be approved for
employment following an interview. Before any tutor can begin tutoring he
or she must complete tutor training. In addition to these required hours
of training, Tutors have the opportunity to complete additional training
by attending training sessions that are offered throughout the semester.
By meeting various training requirements, Tutors can eventually become
certificated as a Regular, Advanced, or Master Tutor.
Angeles Trade-Tech’s Tutoring Center has received the highest level of
certification by the College Reading and Learning Association
(CRLA). Since March 1989, over 300 college and university tutorial programs
in the United States and Canada have received tutor-training
certification through CRLA's
International Tutor Certification Program (ITCP). This
certification provides recognition for the successful work of Tutors from
an international organization, CRLA. In addition, the certification
process sets a standard of skills and training for Tutors.
is a learning enhancement program. SI is designed to organize and improve
the ways in which students prepare for class outside of class. SI is
attached to courses to provide students with a systematic and disciplined
approach for processing the course material assigned by the instructor.
Through this program an SI leader is assigned to a course. This
is a student who has demonstrated proficiency in a targeted program and
undergoes SI training. The SI leader attends the course to keep up with
the course content being presented and to model effective student
practices and attitudes. The SI leader schedules and conducts from three
to five group meetings a week at times convenient to members of the
class. During these sessions, the SI leader uses interactive learning strategies
which encourage involvement, comprehension and synthesis of course
content. In addition, the SI leader will incorporate demonstrations of
effective study techniques.
If you have questions
about Supplemental Instruction, come in to the Tutoring Center in C-102
(Blue Room) or call at (213) 763-3738.