Tutor Trac: Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is Tutor Trac?
  2. How do I access Tutor Trac?
  3. What is a "SubCenter"?
  4. Where can I find instructions on how to use Tutor Trac?
  5. Can I just find the session and join without signing up through Tutor Trac?

 

What is Tutor Trac?

Tutor Trac is an external website (outside of lss.ucsc.edu) in which we schedule tutors' sessions and students sign up for them. You can sign into tutor trac to access the schedules of the tutor who is supporting your course. 


How do I access Tutor Trac? 

No need to create an account" in Tutor Trac. All you need to do is use your Gold ID and Password to login.  cruzid-gold.gif

What is a "Center" once you are searching for Availabilities?

When you 'search for availabilities', you'll be prompted to put in one of the centers listed here: Individual Tutoring, MSI by LSS, MSI Study Groups by LSS, Small Group Tutoring by LSS, Reading Support by LSS, Writign Support by LSS. Tutor Trac organizes our services and programs by using the feature "centers". For example, if your course is supported by MSI, then you would select the "MSI by LSS" Center. 

Think of it this way, Tutor Trac is the tutoring "building" - and the "centers" within Tutor Trac are the different wings of the building to help you navigate services. 

If you need help knowing what classes are supported, and by what center, visit our Classes Supported page for this information. 


Where can I find instructions on how to use Tutor Trac? 

Visit our Instructional Page under Tab "Sign up for Sessions". Here we have picture tutorials on how you can access each center and find support for your course! These instructions are currently being updated but will be avaialble before sign-ups begin in Fall 2020. 


Can I just find the session and join without signing up through Tutor Trac? 

Sign ups are required for our services (expect for MSI by LSS) because tutors do not start preparing until they know students are going to be at their session. It's important that students sign up beforehand so that tutors are prepared for them! Once you sign up, you get access to the zoomlink/location of the session. MSI is one of our programs that sign ups beforehand are not required, but you have the option too if you'd like to be proactive.