Sign up for Small Group Tutoring

 To find out what courses are supported through Small Group Tutoring or may have limited Individual Tutoring, select the Classes with Tutoring button below. If you would like to know how to sign up for these services, select the Tutor Hub button below. 


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Small Group Tutoring (SGT)

What is Small Group Tutoring?

Small Group Tutoring provides a small interactive setting for students to be comfortable engaging in conversations about course material with other students. Each session is led by a current UCSC undergraduate student who has taken the course and done well in it. Tutoring sessions are 1-Hour long and generally have a capacity of 6 students. When students sign up for tutoring, students make a commitment to attend tutoring weekly for the entire quarter. All students can sign up for up to 2 sessions of tutoring a week per course they are enrolled in.

Why should I use Small Group Tutoring?

Whether you are struggling in a course or you are doing well, you can benefit from a tutor and structured practice time! Students need to spend 12-15 hours a week studying for each course, and weekly tutoring attendance gives students a chance to use part of that study time in a guided space. Tutoring does not replace attending lectures, sections, or office hours regularly. Tutoring is an additional resource for students to excel in their classes.


How do I go to Tutoring?

Students must sign up for tutoring via Tutor Hub in order to attend. When students sign up for tutoring they are making the commitment to attend every week. Tutoring begins the second week of the quarter. 

Attend Weekly:

Once a student signs up for a Small Group Tutoring session, Tutor Hub will make your reservation on TutorTrac repeat until the end of the quarter. When students sign up for tutoring, students make a commitment to attend weekly for the entire quarter. All students can sign up for 2 tutoring sessions per week for each course they are enrolled in.

How to submit an accommodations request to LSS.
(Learning Support Services (LSS) designs programs that are accessible to all UC Santa Cruz undergraduate students. Students who are affiliated with the Disability Resource Center (DRC) and have accommodations for tutoring can contact LSS to submit an accommodations request.)


“Early and often” priority:

Priority will be given to students who have attended their sessions early and often. Therefore, students who miss two sessions in a row will be dropped from the session, and students who want to sign up for a session later in the quarter may find that the session is already at maximum capacity. Tutors will be responsible for prioritizing students who committed early in the quarter and will try to accommodate students who want to join their sessions later on in the quarter.

Drop Policy:

Tutoring is a valuable resource that many students use throughout their time at UCSC. To make sure all students have access to tutoring, Learning Support Services does have a student drop policy. All undergraduate students are allowed one excused absence as long as they give their tutor 24 hours notice. If a student does not show up to two sessions in a row and has not communicated with their tutor, the student will be dropped from the session.


Do I need to prepare for SGT?

We recommend that students come with questions for tutors. However, the tutor will have a plan for the session so please bring your notes, textbook, and other resources you have for the course. Come ready to interact with your peers!

What are the differences between Large Group Tutoring and Small Group Tutoring? 

Large Group

Small Group

Sessions max at 15 students

Session max at 4 students 

No weekly commitment (attend as many sessions as you want per week!)

Weekly commitment - sign-ups are required and you can only sign-up for 2 sessions per week 

Tutors attend the class with you; keeping up with the material to plan sessions that keep up with your class

Tutors prepare on their own. The tutors learn who you are, how you learn, and what you are most successful in to plan sessions that are helpful for you and your group.