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General Academic Tutoring Center

Mission Statement

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

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.


Learn about the GATC and schedule an appointment today! CLICK HERE

Learn how we can assist you with our services, helpful information and a strategy for college success. Tutoring is a great addition to your college study strategies and does not display weakness, but strength in knowing where you may need some additional help when facing a challenge in your coursework. Our tutors have experience with these same courses and are prepared to share their knowledge and study techniques with you. Let's work smarter, not harder.

 Visit us on the Stockton campus...

General Academic Tutoring Center

2nd floor of the William Knox Holt Library, Stockton campus



Supplemental Instruction (SI)

Supplemental Instruction (SI) is an academic assistance program that utilizes peer-assisted study sessions. SI sessions are regularly-scheduled, informal review sessions in which students compare notes, discuss readings, develop organizational tools, and predict test items. Students learn how to integrate course content and study skills while working together.  SI is designed to (1) reduce rates of attrition within targeted historically difficult courses; (2) improve student grades in targeted historically difficult courses; and (3) increase the graduation rates of students.

SI may be available for the following courses: BIOL 51, BIOL 61, BIOL 101, ECON 53, ECON 55, and specific math courses. Be sure to ask your instructor if SI is provided.

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Contact Us

Janice Putman Gonzales
Manger, General Academic Tutoring Center 


Helpful Links

Math Skills ProgramDrop-in tutoring for MATH 93D is always available during open lab hours in the Math Lab (William Knox Holt Library, 2nd floor). 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.