Tutoring Services - NetTutor


We are happy to announce the availability of online tutoring for College of the Siskiyous students enrolled in Internet, hybrid classes, as well as all MATH 1050/Elementary Statistics classes. Writing assignments can be submitted 24 hours a day, every day of the week and all writing submissions to NetTutor will maintain a 48 hour turnaround time. All other subjects will follow the NetTutor subject hours for the semester.

In addition, we are adding more COS classes to the list of NetTutor offerings throughout the semester.

Contact the tutoring office for more information.

How to get started

To use the NetTutor service, click on the NetTutor link on the left sidebar of your Etudes or Canvas class.

NetTutor in Etudes

Etudes NetTutor

NetTutor in Canvas

Canvas NetTutor

Ways to get Help

Live Tutoring

Student connects with a real, live tutor on-demand. Sessions are one-on-one and private, and student receives tutor's full attention. For an example of how this works, watch this short video.

Question drop-off

Student asyncronously submits a question and returns later for tutor feedback. Question responses are available within one day.

Paper/essay review

Student asyncronously submits a file and returns later for tutor feedback. Tutors will ask questions and suggest areas for improvement. Paper reviews are available within two days.

Preparing for Online Tutoring Sessions

Are you prepared to become an active and independent learner? If you come prepared for online tutoring, the assistance will be more beneficial and helpful.

  • Log into a tutoring session EARLY in the semester. When you first begin to experience difficulty in a class, seek assistance immediately. If you seek tutoring assistance the day before an exam, or when you feel that you may be in danger of failing a course it may be too late. It is best to envision online tutoring as supplementary to what you are covering in your course.
  • Assume responsibility. A tutor’s role is to help you learn how to do your course work, not to do it for you. Tutors can provide support and insight, as well as guide you in problem solving. Our central goal is for you to become an independent learner.
  • Read all pertinent material before meeting with a tutor. Try to work all assigned problems prior to the session, and bring your work to the tutoring session for the tutor to review. This will allow you to ask specific questions about issues you may have and pinpoint particular difficulties you may have experienced.
  • Aim to engage in tutoring sessions in an active manner. You will reap more benefits from assistance if you are the one doing the work.
  • Set reasonable goals about what can be accomplished. Always keep in mind that it is not realistic or feasible to ask questions about a semester’s worth of material in one tutoring session.
  • Be patient during particularly busy tutoring times (e.g. mid-terms, final exams, etc.).
  • Do not hesitate to say, "I am still having difficulty understanding this type of problem. Could we go through it one more time?"
  • Review your recorded live tutoring session on a consistent basis. Try to continually expand your understanding of the material as you strengthen your knowledge base.

Links to helpful videos

  • NetTutor Promo Video: This video describes how easy it is to access NetTutor and some of the new features NetTutor has to offer.
  • NetTutor Modes: This video details the different ways to receive tutoring including Ask a NetTutor, Q & A Center and the Paper Center.
  • NetTutor for Math: This video shows how to use the many tools in NetTutor including the Math specific tools.
  • Using the NetTutor Paper Center: This video demonstrates how to submit a paper to the NetTutor paper center, retrieve it once the paper has been reviewed and even upload it to the NetTutor whiteboard for a live session if you have any questions about the paper review.
  • How to Save your NetTutor session as a PDF: This video shows how students and faculty can save a NetTutor session as a PDF.

Live Tutoring Schedule - Spring 2017

Here are the hours NetTutor is available for each subject. Not all courses listed in this schedule are offered by College of the Siskiyous.

Contact Information

Denise Mannion
Tutoring Services Coordinator
(530) 938-5514(530) 938-5514

If you have questions, you may contact the NetTutor Customer Support team by submitting a support request via links on the NetTutor or WorldWideWhiteboard webpages, calling (813) 674-0660 x 204, or emailing support@link-systems.com.