Welcome to the English Tutoring Center

The 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

ETC Summer Hours & Office Closures

Summer 2015 Office Hours: Monday -Thursday, 10am - 4pm

The office will be closed June 29 - July 10; staff will be available by email during this time: etc@sfsu.edu. We will also be checking voicemail: 415-338-1821. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.



The ETC's computer lab in HUM 294 is now closed. Another department will be moving into the old ETC space (HUM 290), including the lab space (HUM 294).

Referring students for tutoring at the ETC

  • Referrals for one-on-one tutoring are due the Thursday of the second week of classes.
  • Referral cards are available in the ETC (HUM 480)
  • Students must have a referral card filled out by their English composition instructor to apply for tutoring.