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General Academic Tutoring Center

Mission Statement

Our mission is to help undergraduate University of the Pacific students become independent, self-confident and efficient learners to succeed in college. We assist Pacific undergrad students in successfully meeting the academic standards of the University, as well as their own educational and personal goals through on-going tutoring support.

The General Academic Tutoring Center's tutors are sophomores, juniors, seniors, or graduate students who have succeeded academically with a B+ or better in the class they are tutoring or have been recommended by their Professors. The General Academic Tutoring Center offers free tutoring in a variety of subjects to currently enrolled students at Pacific's Stockton campus (as resources and tutor availability permit). In addition, our tutors go through training each semester learning how to tutor for different learning styles, tutoring strategies, and nation-wide best practices for tutoring.

 

General Academic Tutoring offers two types of tutoring: scheduled and special appointments.

Scheduled Appointments

  • Appointments are done in one-hour increments to allow others to have access to the tutors. One hour is very close to the optimal length for a tutoring session for most subjects.
  • Appointments must be made no more than three weeks in advance and no less than 24 hours before the appointment.
  • Any appointments scheduled between 9 a.m.-12 p.m. must be made no later than 5 p.m. the previous day.
  • Same day appointments are available upon approval from the General Academic Tutoring Manager and tutor availability.


Special Appointments

  • The center staff will do their best to contact tutors to schedule a special appointment. Please note that while most of the time our tutors are able to make special appointments, this is not a guarantee.

 

Located on the Stockton campus...

General Academic Tutoring Center

First floor of the McCaffrey Center (Next to The Grove convenience store)

209-946-2437

 

Hours:
(for fall and spring semesters)

Monday through Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday: 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

 

Supplemental Instruction (SI) Supplemental Instruction (SI) is an academic assistance program that utilizes peer-assisted study sessions. For more information, click here.

 

Interested in becoming a tutor? Are you ready to share your expertise? Do you enjoy helping others? If you are interested in becoming a tutor, apply through Tiger Jobs as a tutor for the General Academic Tutoring Center.

 

Tutor Employment Application

To refer a qualified student, please complete a tutor referral form. The tutor referral form can be picked up in the General Academic Tutoring Office, or you can download the form on the link below.

Tutor Referral Form

 

Contact Us

Janice Putman Gonzales
General Academic Tutoring Center 
Manager
209.946.2458
jputmangonzales@pacific.edu

 

Helpful Links

Math Skills ProgramDrop-in tutoring for MATH 1, 3, and 5 is always available during open lab hours in the Math Lab (McCaffrey 134). Drop-in support for other math courses may also be available, so students should feel free to stop by. For more information, click here.

Writing Center: The Student Writing Center is a free tutoring service for all Pacific students in all programs. We can assist with any kind of writing project at any stage of the process. Our Center is staffed with highly-trained, knowledgeable undergraduate and graduate students. Additionally we offer a number of TEACHING RESOURCES for writing instruction, available in hard copy at the Center or electronically. For more information, click here.