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Open: Monday - Thursday 8AM-6PM, Friday 8AM-1PM

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We tutor reading, writing, and critical thinking skills in all courses across the curriculum including history, AODS, psychology, philosophy, and ELAC.

 

Mission Statement

Logo of English CenterWe provide a community-based learning environment to help City College students become more effective, confident and independent readers, writers and critical thinkers.  In support of this mission, the English Center offers assistance for all disciplines through:

  • One-on-one peer tutoring sessions
  • Group tutoring
  • Supplemental instruction
  • Workshops for students and faculty
  • One-unit refresher courses
  • Orientations
  • Consultations for faculty
  • The opportunity for qualified students to gain experience as peer tutors and mentors

The English Center is dedicated to providing innovation in tutoring strategies, pedagogy, and quality training in all areas of tutoring, as well as ongoing collaboration with faculty, staff, administration, and other tutorial/learning centers.

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English Center

Fall & Spring Hours of Operation
Monday through Thursday 8am-6pm
Friday 8am-1pm

Summer Hours of Operation
Monday through Thursday
10am-2pm

Location
San Diego City College
L Building
Room L-209
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Library

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Math Center


Workshops

Date Time Title Instructor
Apr. 23 10:30 AM to 11:15 AM Using Proper Capitalization in Academic Writing David Walsh
Apr. 24 10:45 AM to 11:45 AM Avoiding Run-ons and Fragments Gavin Brown
Apr. 30 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM Using Proper Punctuation in Academic Writing David Walsh
May 1 10:45 AM to 11:45 AM Paragraph Development Gavin Brown
May 6 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM Basics for Writing Argumentative Essays David Walsh
May 8 10:45 AM to 11:45 AM Revising and Reflecting Gavin Brown
May 13 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM Using Informative and Persuasive Statements in Argumentative Writing David Walsh
May 15 10:45 AM to 11:45 AM Comma Usage Gavin Brown
May 21 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Using Proper MLA In-Text Citations in Academic Writing David Walsh
May 22 10:45 AM to 11:45 AM Troubleshooting Punctuation Gavin Brown

Employment

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Tutor Hiring Criteria

The English Center is dedicated to providing innovation in tutoring strategies, pedagogy, and quality training in all areas of tutoring. The Center is also committed to ongoing collaboration with faculty, staff, administration, and other tutorial/learning centers.

To be eligible for employment as a tutor at the English Center, potential tutors must meet the following criteria:

  • Completed English 101 or equivalent with a grade of "B" or better. 
  • Submitted an English Center application along with a resume/CV and a writing sample
  • Submitted at least one recommendation from a San Diego Community College District faculty member familiar with the applicant's writing, interpersonal skills, and experiences. 
  • Completed or currently enrolled in Education 100: Tutor Training. (Please note that completion of ED 100 is not a guarantee of employment.) 
  • Completed the San Diego Community College District application for employment and met all criteria listed within. 
  • Formally interviewed one or more times with designated English Center personnel. 

Once these criteria have been met, potential tutors will be eligible for employment. Exceptions may be made in specific cases as determined by the appropriate hiring personnel. 

If you are interested in working as a tutor at the English Center, stop by L-209 for an application, or email Director Chris Baron at cbaron@sdccd.edu

English Center Application

Contact Us

L-209 (L Building)
Front Desk: (619) 388-3633
Fax: (619) 388-3433
ecfrontdesk@gmail.com

Chris Baron
Professor, English
English Center Coordinator
(619) 388-3261
cbaron@sdccd.edu

Gavin Brown
Adjunct Professor, English

  • English Center Supervisor
  • Online Coordinator
  • Workshop Coordinator
  • Program Development

gcbrown@sdccd.edu