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Tutoring Services


Tutoring Services provide opportunities for cadets to develop subject area competency, confidence, and efficacy through interactive discussions with peer cadet tutors. Tutors supplement classroom instruction by clarifying faculty expectations and core concepts; reviewing materials and lecture notes; providing positive, low-risk conditions for guided practice; and helping peers prepare for examinations.

Tutoring Services for Fall 2020 officially begins Tuesday, September 1,2020.

Virtual Tutoring Appointments

In spring of 2020, Tutoring Services transitioned to virtual appointments to ensure social distancing amid the then-emerging COVID-19 pandemic. In lieu of drop-in laboratory hours, cadets may schedule Zoom meetings with tutors in every subject at mutually convenient times via The Passport (some subjects available seven days per week).

Note: Tutoring Services only available online for Fall 2020 semester!

Basic Instructions for Requesting Appointments

  • Passport Navigate (mobile app)
    Select Appointments > Tutoring > Choose subject > Choose date and time > Confirm Appointment

  • Passport (desktop version)
    Select Schedule an Appointment > Tutoring Appointment > Choose subject > Student Engagement & Academic Support > Choose tutor > Choose date and time > Review and confirm appointment

Frequently Asked Questions

What subjects do you tutor?
Tutoring Services provides support for all subjects and major coursework offered at Cal Maritime.

Who are the tutors?
Cadets demonstrating exceptional knowledge and skill in their subject areas, as well as the ability to engage peers effectively. All tutors received strong recommendations from faculty.

How do I request a tutoring appointment?
Please refer to Basic Instructions for Requesting Appointments above. Contact mtener@csum.edu if you experience difficulties scheduling appointments.

Can I meet a tutor in person?
In order to maintain proper social distancing amid the COVID-19 pandemic, we will only schedule virtual tutoring appointments, even if opportunities to meet in-person exist.

What if I need help with writing?
Writing tutors will help you brainstorm and provide recommendations for improving your content and meeting expectations of essay assignments. However, tutors will not proofread or edit cadets’ papers.

Whom should I contact with questions or if I want to tutor?
Contact Matthew Tener, Coordinator of Academic Preparation & Support, at mtener@csum.edu.

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Contact Information

Matthew Tener, Coordinator
Laboratory Building 114

Virtual Resources

Fall 2020 Tutor Availability

Passport (Desktop Version)

Passport (Mobile App)

Zoom Help Center

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Last updated: 9/15/20