Tutoring Center Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How much does tutoring cost?
The Tutoring Center offers FREE tutoring to students enrolled in classes at Fullerton College, Cypress College, or the School of Continuing Education.

Can I receive tutoring if I am not a Fullerton College student?
If you are not currently enrolled at Fullerton College, Cypress College, or the School of Continuing Education, you cannot use the Tutoring Center services.

What do I need to use the Tutoring Center?
To use the Tutoring Center services, you must know your student ID number and MyGateway password. You should also have access to your textbook, class notes, and any other class materials that would help you during your tutoring session.

What if I need tutoring in a subject that is not listed on the appointment tutoring schedule?
Please email the Tutoring Center at tutoringcenter@fullcoll.edu and let our staff know. We will begin the process of finding a qualified tutor. Most of the time we can request a tutor from the instructor; however, there is no guarantee. The process usually takes approximately three to four weeks because of the application process and district approval procedures. Please be patient and the Tutoring Center staff will keep you updated and inform you when we have found a qualified tutor. While we are working to find a tutor, we recommend that you contact your instructor during his/her office hours and/or form a study group.

What are the credentials of the Tutoring Center tutors?
Our tutors are faculty recommended and have received an A or B in the classes they are tutoring. Every tutor is trained according to the guidelines of the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA) tutor training certification. Tutor credentials may also include: Bachelor’s degrees, Master’s degrees, teaching credentials, and/or extensive teaching or professional experience.

How do I become a tutor?
In order to be a Tutoring Center tutor you must have: an A or a B in the class you would like to tutor, a 2.7 overall GPA, and a faculty recommendation. Email the Tutoring Center about your interest at: tutoringcenter@fullcoll.edu

Do I have to be a Fullerton College student to become a tutor?
No. We hire tutors who have completed Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees or are attending other colleges. However, we give preference to current Fullerton College students who have taken the specific class for which they have applied to tutor.