Welcome to the English Tutoring Center

Tutor and student working togetherThe English Tutoring Center (ETC) provides academic support to undergraduate students enrolled in English composition, reading, and English as a Second Language (ESL) courses. Working one-on-one with tutors, students learn and practice the writing, reading and proofreading strategies necessary for critical, college-level writing. By enrolling in English 112, Reading and Writing Techniques, students receive one unit of credit for meeting with their tutors weekly for one semester.

To be eligible for tutoring services at the ETC, you must be enrolled in an English composition, reading or ESL course (see Tutoring Services). Please check the drop-in bulletin board in HUM 290 for current drop-in hours. For information regarding other drop-in tutoring centers on campus, please refer to the Learning Assistance Center (LAC) or the Campus Academic Resource Program (CARP). If you want to volunteer as a TUTOR, please refer to Tutoring Services.

Important Upcoming Dates

Upcoming ETC Computer Lab Reservations

Tuesday, April 15 - 4:00pm - 10:00pm

Wednesday, April 16 - 4:30pm - 6:30pm

Thursday, April 17 - 4:30 - 6:30pm

Friday, April 18 - 12:00 - 4:00pm

    Requirements for Enrolling in Tutoring Credit

    Tutor Credit

    Tutors seeking credit for tutoring at the ETC should contact the ETC staff to fill out a Petition for Course by Individual Study (ENG 699/899) at the beginning of the semester. To qualify for Independent Study credit you must be a matriculated SFSU student with a minimum GPA of 3.25. We want to make it as easy as possible for you to receive credit for tutoring with us, so we've filled out most of the petition for you. All you need to do is stop by the office and complete the petition to sign up for credit.


    Spring 2014 Tutor Training Workshops

    Grammer Slammer

    Monday, April 21:  4:10 - 5:30pm in HUM 290

    Tuesday, April 22: 3:10 - 4:30pm in HUM 290


    Please check the Tutor Training Workshops page for the spring 2014 schedule.