Questions that Porterville College students often ask... and the answers.
Tutors are available in the Tutorial Center that is located in the Learning Resource Center building.
9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Monday – Thursday, and 8:00 a.m. till noon on Fridays.
Tutors are referred by their instructors and only the most qualified or outstanding students from their classes are recommended to be tutors.
Not all classes have tutors available, but most of them do. Check with the Tutorial Center coordinator regarding the availability of tutors.
You must be referred by an instructor based on your exceptional academic progress in the course you want to tutor in. Stop by the Tutorial Center in the Learning Resource center to find out more about how to become a tutor.
Writing mentors are students (selected and trained by the Language Arts faculty) who assist other students with their writing. Students can talk to mentors about any writing assignment they are completing for any class at the college.
They work out of an office in the Learning Resource Center and have access to a computer, writing manuals, and other resources.
They are selected and trained by the faculty in the Language Arts division.
The writing mentors are available on a drop-in basis, first come first served.