The Learning Resource Center

Tutoring

The Learning Resource Center (LRC) is certified through the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA), an international tutoring organization. The LRC's CRLA certification process sets an internationally accepted standard of tutor training for the purpose of providing tutors with skills, recognition, and positive reinforcement for successful work. The LRC tutoring services are free to all Cal Poly Pomona undergraduate and graduate students. Appointment, online, and drop-in tutoring are available beginning Week 2 of the semester through Finals Week.

Subject Tutoring provides one-on-one and small group tutoring on an appointment, online, and drop-in basis for courses in math, science, engineering, business, social sciences, liberal arts, etc. (courses other than reading and writing). See below for the term's comprehensive list of available courses.

Writing Center offers one-on-one and small group tutoring on essays, the GWT, application letters, memos, reports, research papers, and other assignments. The Writing Center offers these services on an appointment and drop-in basis.

Academic Skills offers one-on-one tutoring on academic skills (time management, study tips, etc.) and the development of learning strategies. Additonally, students are invited to utilize StudentLingo interactive on-demand workshops for further academic skills and learning strategies development. For more information on the services provided, please click on the Academic Skills link. 

 

Appointment Scheduling/Drop-in Tutoring

Currently enrolled students are invited to call, email, or visit the LRC to schedule an appointment. Additionally, from the CPP Connect platform, students are able to view drop-in availability, schedule an appointment, cancel appointments, and track activity within the LRC. Please refer to the Policies and Procedures page for further information and note that scheduling and canceling appointments requires at least 12-hours notice. For additional information on viewing drop-in and appointment availability, refer to the LRC's How to Make an Appointment video or CPP Connect Instructions: Viewing Your College Advising Center's Drop-in or Appointment Availability

Online Tutoring

The LRC offers synchronous (live) online tutoring through Zoom. See Zoom Instructions to get started in LRC's online tutoring service. Please email lrcscheduling@cpp.edu for further assistance.

The LRC offers asynchronous online tutoring for writing assignments. Students can access LRC Online Tutoring through Canvas:

  • Click on LRC Online Tutoring in your Dashboard.
  • Read the online tutoring submission directions for writing (pptx) before submitting your first assignment.
  • Access handouts and useful links from the FAQ section in the LRC Online Tutoring Canvas organization. 

Make the Most of Your Tutoring Session

Tutoring reinforces independent learning. Tutors do not teach class material or do their tutee's homeowork. To ensure your tutoring session is effective and productive, please follow these guidelines:

  • attempt homework problems before attending tutoring;
  • attend the session prepared with specific questions or problems to be addessed;
  • arrive to the tutoring session with all necessary materials (lecture notes, textbook, syllabus, writing assignment prompt);
  • expect to be actively involved in working out problems and discussing class material; and,
  • ask for clarification on anything that does not make sense or on concepts that were covered quickly.

LRC Happy Hour, Speak Easy, and Workshops

The LRC Happy Hour is a drop-in opportunity for students, along with their classmates and students from other sections, to work with each other to study, review concepts, and complete homework. A tutor is available to answer questions and provide guidance. 

  • CHM 1210, CHM 1220, CHM 2010: Fridays (September 6th-December 9th), 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m., 15-2921 (LRC classroom)
  • MAT 1050-55, MAT 1060, MAT 1070, MAT 1140-50, MAT 2240-50, MAT 1250, MAT 3100: Fridays (September 6th-December 9th), 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m., 15-2921 (LRC classroom)
  • PHY 1510-20: Fridays (September 6th-December 9th), 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m., 15-2921 (LRC classroom)

LRC Speak Easy is a drop-in opportunity for students to practice a new language they are learning or to improve upon their English-speaking skills. Students become empowered to speak with confidence and perform better in their courses.

  • Mandarin/English: Mondays (September 12th-December 5th), 10:30 a.m.-11:20 a.m., 15-2921 (Stu Room)
  • Spanish/English: Tuesdays (September 13th-December 6th), 2:00 p.m.-2:50 p.m., 15-2921 (Stu Room)

The LRC offers workshops in historically difficult courses. Please click on the link below for this semester's offerings.

Workshop Schedule 

Available Courses for Subject Tutoring (Fall 2022, rev. 9/19/22)

Agribusiness & Food Industry Mgmt and Agricultural Science

  • AG 4010

Animal and Veterinary Science

  • AVS 1113
  • AVS 1115L

Biology

  • BIO 1110
  • BIO 2060

Accounting

  • ACC 2070
  • ACC 2080

Business

  • BUS 1010

Computer Information Systems

Finance, Real Estate, and Law

  • FRL 2013
  • FRL 3000

International Business and Marketing

  • IBM 3012

Management and Human Resources

Technology and Operations Management

  • TOM 3020

 


  • CHM 1210
  • CHM 1210L
  • CHM 1220
  • CHM 1220L
  • CHM 2010
  • CHM 2210
  • CHM 2210L 
  • CHM 3140
  • CHM 3140L
  • CHM 3150
  • CHM 3270
  • CHM 3280
  • CHM 3280L
  • CHM 3440
  • CHM 3440L


  • CS 1280
  • CS 1300
  • CS 1400
  • CS 2560
  • CS 3010

Aerospace Engineering

  • ARO 2041
  • ARO 2150 

Chemical  and Materials Engineering

  • CHE 1311
  • CHE 1321
  • CHE 1411L
  • CHE 1421L
  • CHE 2301
  • CHE 2301L
  • CHE 2851

Civil Engineering

  • CE 2041
  • CE 2051 

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Electronic Systems Engineering Technology

Electromechanical Systems Engineering Technology

  • ETM 2101

Industrial Engineering

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

  •  IME 4030

Materials Engineering

  • MTE 2070
  • MTE 3170L 

Mechanical Engineering

  • ME 1001L
  • ME 1011
  • ME 1011L
  • ME 2141
  • ME 2151
  • ME 2191
  • ME 2331
  • ME 2331L
  • ME 3011
  • ME 3111
  • ME 3121
  • ME 3150
  • ME 3190
  • ME 3401
  • ME 3501L
  • ME 4060
  • ME 4150
  • ME 4330
  • ME 4391

  •  

Spanish

  •  

Mathematics
  • MAT 1050-1052
  • MAT 1055
  • MAT 1060
  • MAT 1070
  • MAT 1140-1150
  • MAT 1150H
  • MAT 1200
  • MAT 1250
  • MAT 1300
  • MAT 1310
  • MAT 1900
  • MAT 1910
  • MAT 1940
  • MAT 2010
  • MAT 2010L
  • MAT 2140
  • MAT 2240
  • MAT 2250
  • MAT 3060
  • MAT 3100
  • MAT 3140
  • MAT 3250
  • MAT 3300
  • MAT 3310
  • MAT 3470
  • MAT 4170
  • MAT 4180
  • MAT 4190
  • MAT 4210
  • MAT 4280

Statistics

  • STA 1200-1202
  • STA 1200H
  • STA 1205
  • STA 1300
  • STA 2100
  • STA 2200

  • MU 1000
  • MU 1121A
  • MU 1131A
  • MU 1201
  • MU 1211
  • MU 2121A
  • MU 2131A
  • MU 2201
  • MU 2211A
  • MU 2221A
  • MU 2251
  • MU 3010
  • MU 3040
  • MU 3061
  • MU 3091
  • MU 3211A
  • MU 3221A
  • MU 3251
  • MU 3631L
  • MU 4180
  • MU 4190 

  • PHY 1020
  • PHY 1210
  • PHY 1210L
  • PHY 1220
  • PHY 1220L
  • PHY 1510
  • PHY 1510H
  • PHY 1510L
  • PHY 1520
  • PHY 1520L
  • PHY 2530
  • PHY 2540
  • PHY 3040
  • PHY 3040L
  • PHY 3210
  • PHY 3600
  • PHY 4010
  • PHY 4090
  • PHY 4140
  • PHY 4170
  • PHY 4330
  • PHY 4510L

Anthropology

  • ANT 1010
  • ANT 1020
  • ANT 1030 

Communication

  • COM 1100
  • COM 2204
  • COM 3327

Economics

  • EC 2201 

History

  • HST 1100
  • HST 1101
  • HST 1102
  • HST 2201
  • HST 2202
  • HST 3300
  • HST 4407 

Philosophy

  • PHL 2020
  • PHL 2050

Political Science

  • PLS 2010
  • PLS 2020
  • PLS 2030 

Psychology

Sociology

Additional Resources

Though we strive to offer tutoring in all courses and at convenient times for students, we recognize that this isn't always possible. We encourage students to participate in CPP Connect's Study Budddies program. Through this app, students are able to create and/or join study groups in their courses.

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