Frequently Asked Questions

Online Tutoring

Yes, we offer online tutoring via Zoom. We have appointments and drop-in tutoring available.

Undergraduate students can make a tutoring appointment for writing support or help with a specific subject by logging in to Navigator. You will be prompted to sign in with your SF State ID number and password. If you need help, refer to our guide for scheduling a tutoring appointment

Graduate students can request an appointment for tutoring by filling out the information here

All students can email tutoring@sfsu.edu from your SF State email address with your name, student ID, course for which you are seeking tutoring (DS 412, BIOL 100, ENG 114, etc.), and available days/times for an appointment. We will reply with details for your online appointment.

For drop in tutoring, visit our online reception room during our open hours.

If you're having issues accessing your Zoom appointment, please visit our online reception room (https://bit.ly/tascdropin) during our open hours (Mon-Thu, 10am-4pm, Fri 10am-2pm). Here, we can work with you step-by-step to solve minor tech issues and can even set up a breakout room where you can work with your tutor right away.

If you experience issues outside of our virtual reception times, please email us so that we may connect you with your tutor. 

General

We have appointment tutoring (either 30-minute or hour-long sessions), drop-in tutoring to answer quick questions, group workshops to cover certain topics, and weekly group study sessions by course. Writing tutors can work with students on any writing assignment and at any stage of the writing process; subject tutors can assist students in courses they have completed and have understanding of general content. 

It is 100% and totally free! Tutoring is covered by your tuition and fees. Take advantage of it as much as you can! It’s a free resource for students at San Francisco State University. 

Undergraduate students can make a tutoring appointment for writing support or help with a specific subject by logging in to Navigator. You will be prompted to sign in with your SF State ID number and password. If you need help, refer to our guide for scheduling a tutoring appointment

Graduate students can request an appointment for tutoring by filling out the information here

All students can email tutoring@sfsu.edu from your SF State email address with your name, student ID, course for which you are seeking tutoring (DS 412, BIOL 100, ENG 114, etc.), and available days/times for an appointment. We will reply with details for your online appointment.

For drop in tutoring, visit our online reception room during our open hours (Mon-Thu, 10am-4pm; Fri, 10am-2pm).

For group workshops and study sessions, visit our schedule here.

We offer content tutoring in several subjects and courses taught on campus and offer writing support for all classes offered on campus. To see if we have tutoring for your specific course, please click here.

We allow students to schedule one weekly session per subject (math, business, science, etc.) and two weekly sessions for writing. For example, a student could have an appointment for math, an appointment for science, and two appointments for writing. There is no limit on drop-in tutoring, which is on a first-come-first-served basis. If a student would like to supplement their weekly appointments with additional drop-in support, they are free to do so. There is no limit to workshops or group study sessions either.

Absolutely! We offer tutoring to the entire SF State student body. We do our best to match graduate students up with graduate tutors. Graduate students can request an appointment for tutoring by filling out the information here

Tutoring is available during the fall, spring, and summer sessions.

SP21 Dates: February 1, 2021 - May 21, 2021

(no tutoring during spring break or Cesar Chavez Day)

Hours: Monday-Thursday 10am-4pm, Friday 10am-2pm

We usually begin accepting applications toward the end of each semester and run interviews through finals and the beginning of the following semester. Apply through our Handshake page located here.

Yes, you can request a specific tutor. We will do our best to match you up with tutors you have had good experiences with in the past, but we can’t guarantee schedules and availabilities will align.

The Tutoring and Academic Support Center (TASC) is a university-wide tutoring center for learning assistance and academic support with an emphasis on peer instruction in business, math, science, and writing. There are several types of support available: appointment tutoring (either 30-minute or hour-long sessions), drop-in tutoring to answer quick questions, group workshops to cover certain topics and academic skills, and weekly group study sessions by course. Writing tutors can work with students on any writing assignment and at any stage of the writing process; subject tutors can assist students in courses they have completed and have understanding of general content. 

Writing Tutoring

Yes, writing tutors can assist with the organization, structure, and style of a thesis but will not cover the content.

No, any edits a tutor makes to a students paper is considered plagiarism. Instead, we provide a holistic approach to editing, focusing on teaching students the skills necessary to identify mistakes in their own writing and how to make corrections. 

We are happy to work with students on their writing for their resumes and cover letters, but we defer to the experts in Career Services and Leadership Development, who offer workshops and individual appointments with students and have several online resources as well.