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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 peer 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.

Common questions...

  • Q: How much does tutoring cost?
    • A: There is no additional cost, as this is covered by your undergrad tuition.
  • Q: How long are tutoring sessions?
    • A.: These are one hour one-on-one sessions.
  • Q: Can I just drop in for an appointment?
    • A: Tutoring sessions should be booked 24-hours in advance of the day of your appointment. However, our clerks will work to see if a tutor is available last minute.
  • Q: What if the GATC (General Academic Tutoring Center) does not offer a tutor for the course I'm looking for?
    • A: Submit a "Tutor Request" form and we'll do our best to locate a tutor to match your needs.

 


Visit us on the Stockton campus...

General Academic Tutoring Center

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

209-946-2437

tutoring@pacific.edu

Visit our appointment scheduling site at www.pacific.mywconline.com for the latest appointment availability.


 

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.

View the latest Supplemental Instruction schedule by visiting: www.pacific.mywconline.com

 

Contact Us

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

 

Helpful Links

Math Skills ProgramDrop-in tutoring for MATH 93D and MATH 5 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.