What is NetTutor?
NetTutor is a free, online tutoring service that provides one-on-one
virtual tutoring sessions with a professional tutor; as well as a
Question Center, which allows students to privately post a question and
receive a personalized answer within 24-hours in a variety of subjects.
NetTutor does not require you to schedule an appointment,
you can just "drop in" online for a live, one-on-one tutoring session.
Tutoring for many subjects is available 24/7. Tutoring in Spanish is
available for some subjects.
Please be aware that there is a ten (10) hour limit per course for tutoring using NetTutor. Remember that your instructor is still the best resource in the class for questions and help.
If you exceed your 10 hour limit, you can submit a request for additional tutoring hours by contacting the SAC Distance Education
office by Email. Be sure to provide your Web Advisor ID and section
number of the course with your request. While every attempt is made to
accommodate requests for additional hours, be aware that not all
requests may be approved, and that other tutoring resources may need to
be utilized instead.
How to Use NetTutor
Review the NetTutor Quick Start document and the videos below
for step-by-step instructions on how to access online tutoring and use
the World Wide Whiteboard to participate in your tutoring session. For
more in-depth and detailed instruction on using Net Tutor, read the NetTutor User Manual
Prepare for Your Session
- Have your questions, textbook, course material, and work readily available.
Only PDF files can be used in a tutoring session, Word documents are not accepted. Have all files that may be needed in your session ready to be uploaded.
Ensure you have a microphone or a headset with
a microphone to be used with your computer. This will allow you
to communicate with your tutor. A webcam is optional, but recommended.
Confirm that both devices are working on the computer prior to starting
your online tutoring session.
- Click on the NetTutor link.
- On the NetTutor home page, select
the subject you want to receive tutoring for. (Even if your course
subject is not listed, you can always get assistance with any writing
assignment by clicking the NetTutor Composition Tutor link).
- First time users will need to validate the NetTutor User Agreement.