.Welcome! The Learning Center now offers a unique version of online tutoring: you can send in your papers from any Santa Ana College class, and we'll provide comments. If you're interested, please follow the steps below.
Some things to note: you must follow all these steps in order for us to assist you with your essay. Failure to follow these steps will result in your paper being sent back to you with no corrections.
- Tutors will be spending no more than 30 minutes with an essay, so do not expect in-depth grammar edits or corrections on the whole essay.
- Give tutors a minimum of 48 hours to provide feedback. Do not send in any last minute essays, as we will not be able to return them to you prior to the due date. If you send your assignment in on Friday, please note that there will not be anyone working on your paper over the weekend so the earliest you'd receive your paper is the following Tuesday.
Here's what you need to do to submit your paper.
1. Make sure you are registered
for the Learning Center through WebAdvisor. Directions are on the Homepage of the Learning Center website: http://www.sac.edu/learningcenter
You must be registered with the Learning Center in order to receive Online Tutoring. If you are having trouble registering, please call us at (714) 564-6569. If you are not registered, we unfortunately will need to send your essay back to you with no corrections.
2. Call the Learning Center at (714) 564-6569 to schedule an online tutoring session. You will need to provide your name, ID number, class (ex: Eng 101), the name of the instructor, paper due date (again, last minute papers will not receive help on time), your email address (you must have a working email that you will check for confirmation) and your phone number.
3.To submit your paper
, fill out the Google Form here
. You must fill out all of the required spaces in order for the form to be submitted. Remember, if you have not called the Learning Center to notify that you will be sending in your paper, we will be returning your work with no corrections.
-How will receive my essay?
We will be emailing back your essay, so please make sure that you provide us an email that you check frequently AND that it's spelled correctly.
-What will the email consist of?
In the email, we will provide a quick overview of the detailed feedback, followed by specific strategies to fix the errors. We will also send you back your paper with comments in the margins so you can see where exactly in the paper you need to improve. Check the examples above for visual template.
-Do you check grammar?
No. In accordance to the Learning Center Mission Statement, our goal is to better the writer, not just the assignment. Therefore, we do not provide line-by-line proofreading. If there are errors that interfere with the clarity of the work, then we will provide comments and strategies for correction. Otherwise, do not expect full on grammar editing.
-Will you be checking my whole paper?
No. As aforementioned, tutors will be spending a maximum of 30 minutes on papers (the length of a normal tutoring session in the Learning Center); therefore, they will not have enough time to focus on the entire paper. If you want the tutor to focus on a specific part of your essay, please let us know in the “Specific questions/comments" section of the Google Form.
-My paper is due tomorrow, can I still get it reviewed?
Due to time constraints, we'd be unable to return your paper to you prior to your due date. We ask that you allow us at least 48 hours to provide feedback and send your paper back. Also, allow yourself time to make the edits and changes provided. If you want immediate feedback, you're more than welcome to come to the Learning Center in person to work with a tutor or instructor.