Online tutors are available to help currently enrolled Clark students with various subjects, including writing, physics, chemistry, biology, math, computer science, world languages, accounting, and more.
There are three ways students can use eTutoring:
1. Live Tutoring sessions – a synchronous tutoring session via Zoom. Students meet with the tutor on a first-come-first-served basis. After logging in, students can view tutor schedules by subject area.
2. eQuestions – an asynchronous option where students can post a question and a tutor will respond, generally within 24-48 hours. This works best for quick questions that don’t require an extended conversation.
3. Online Writing Lab – an asynchronous option where students can upload a draft of their paper, along with specific questions and concerns. A tutor will provide written feedback (a summary letter and comments embedded in the draft), usually within 24-48 hours. Links to relevant resources are also provided.
How to Access eTutoring
The easiest way to access eTutoring to log in directly from Canvas. Just click on the eTutoring link on the left-hand side of your Canvas course shell. No addditional log in steps are necessary.
Students can also log in to their accounts from the eTutoring website (etutoringonline.org):
1. Go to the eTutoring website
2. Click "Get Started"
3. Select “Washington”
4. Select “Clark College”
5. Follow the login instructions
Please contact Tutoring Services with any questions.
Tips for Using Online Tutoring
As with online classes, online tutoring can be unfamiliar and uncomfortable territory for some students. These tips will help students make the most of their online tutoring experience.
- Before you start, watch the eTutoring orientation videos (links below) to learn how the site works.
- Log in and get familiar with the eTutoring site before you actually need to meet with a tutor or submit a paper. This will reduce stress and help your first session go more smoothly.
- Allow plenty of time to receive a response when using the Online Writing Lab and eQuestions. A tutor typically responds within 24-48 hours, but it may take longer during busy times of the quarter. Once you receive a response, you will also need time to revise your paper or continue working on your assignment.
- Provide your tutor with as much information as possible about your assignment and the questions you have.
- Be patient and allow yourself time to adjust to online tutoring. It feels different from face-to-face tutoring, but can be just as helpful once you are used to it.
These instructional videos will help students become familiar with using the eTutoring platform.