Learning Resources Center
Department website: http://www.sbcc.edu/clrc
The Cartwright Learning Resources Center assists students with class-related computer access and media assignments and with tutorial support, including the Tutoring Commons, the Writing Center and the Computer Commons, which provide on-site tutorial support to students using computers. Learning skills and writing skills workshops are offered throughout the semester. Our website provides links to excellent learning resources, as well as maps and schedules for services on and off campus.
The Cartwright Learning Resources Center is open Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Summer Session hours are Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Friday, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call (805) 730-4470 for more information.
Cartwright Learning Resources Center Service Areas
Gateway to Success Center
Offers concentrated subject tutoring for classes in a variety of subjects. A tutor is assigned to one class section and works with the instructor and students during class as well as during tutoring sessions in the Cartwright Learning Resources Center and the Gateway to Success Center. Academic sources supported by the Gateway to Success center include English, Math and ESL as well as Astronomy, Biomedical Sciences, Chemistry, Computer Science,Economics, Film Studies, Global Studies, History, Philosophy, and Psychology.
- Computer-Assisted Instructional (CAI) Labs: Supports in-class use of instructional technology. By reservation only.
- Computer Commons: Provides general access to Macintosh and PC computers and tutor support for academic computer applications, including course-specific software and word processing. One-to-one tutoring appointments are also available.
- Learning Assistance/Check-in Counter: Provides access to the Computer Commons and the multimedia library for a variety of subjects. The Check-In Counter staff also provide instructional guidance regarding the use of LRC academic resources.
- Learning Skills Workshops: Offer instructional support in essential skills such as time-management, learning styles, test-taking, math confidence and stress management. See www.sbcc.edu/clrc/workshops.php.
- Tutoring Commons: Provides tutoring in a wide variety of subjects, one-to-one or in small groups.
- Writing Skills Workshops: Offer instruction and practice in academic research, from narrowing topics to gathering and documenting resources, using MLA or APA format, or managing writing-related anxiety. See www.sbcc.edu/clrc/workshops.php.
Coordinates a large number of tutorial services, including free small-group and individual tutoring sessions for the general student population, and tutor orientation training.
Offers assistance with pre-writing, organization, thesis and content development and general sentence-level mechanics, as well as online resources through the OWL (online writing library), available via the CLRC website, www.sbcc.edu/clrc/writing_center/.
TUT 199 Tutor Training (0.75,1 Units)
Limitations on Enrollment: Must have faculty sponsorship Two hours per week for five weeks, totaling 10 hours per semester, and 15 to 25 lab hours per semester.
Hours: 35 (10 lecture, 25 lab)
Requires faculty sponsorship of tutors so they are linked to classroom instruction. Tutors receive instruction in learning styles, communication skills, problem-solving strategies, teaching strategies, student services (to make appropriate referrals), campus policies, etc. Course is certified by the California Reading and Learning Association, which is recognized internationally. Graded Pass/No Pass.
Transfer Information: CSU Transferable