Section Two: Using Disability Services and Accommodations

Tutorial Support

There are numerous options to obtain tutoring support. Programs such as:

Many divisions offer study groups or instructional associate help for their own course offerings. Students may meet with the instructor during office hours to clarify their understanding of course material. In addition, students sometimes find that hiring a private tutor is most useful and provides maximum flexibility. Familiarize yourself with the various options and match what works best for the class and your needs.

Two general tutorial support resources utilized by DSS students are:

  • Peer tutoring through the college's Student Success Center, and
  • Learning Strategies (LS) Courses offered through the Disability Support Services (DSS) Tutorial Center

Peer and small-group tutoring through the College's Student Success Center

The Student Success Center located on the third floor of the ATC provides a variety of services to improve academic success including:

  • Trained peer tutors for free
  • Individual, group, and/or drop-in tutoring for all students on campus in many academic subjects.
  • Adjunct study skills and learning strategies in small group format to students enrolled in particular sections of classes that are listed in each quarter’s schedule of classes.

The Math, Science and Technology Resource Center is located in S43. 

Help in writing and reading is available in the Writing and Reading Center (WRC) in ATC 309. 

If you would like the Student Success Center to coordinate with DSS and the Learning Disabilities Support Team, indicate on the tutoring request application that you are affiliated with DSS.

Peer and small-group tutoring through the Disability Support Services - Tutorial Center

DSS tutoring services are provided by the Learning Disabilities Support Team for math or language classes through enrollment in Learning Strategies (LS) (formerly GUID) Courses (see below).

In the  DSS Tutorial Center, instructional associates provide instructional support tutoring generally in a group or lab setting.

The DSS Tutorial Center also offers one-to-one and drop-in peer tutoring for De Anza College courses in a wide variety of subjects (based on Tutor availability).

The DSS Counselor or LD Specialist can help advise about the most appropriate tutoring service and provide the necessary enrollment forms and liaison.

Learning Strategies (LS) Courses (formerly GUID)

Trained Instructional Associates provide small group tutoring or a drop-in lab for disability-related study support focusing in language, math, learning strategies, and/or organizational skills. Enroll in:

  • LS 218 - for small group tutoring, or
  • LS 219 - for drop-in lab.

Any student registered with DSS whose disability indicates specialized tutoring support may enroll, on the recommendation of their DSS Counselor or LD Specialist.

Steps to receive instructional support:
  1. Meet with your DSS Counselor or LD Specialist to discuss tutoring support options or request academic assistance. It is recommended that this be done during registration planning in order to reserve time in your schedule.
  2. Read and sign the Instructional Support Contract which describes the procedures.
  3. Follow the procedures specified for small group tutoring and drop-in lab tutoring.
  • Enrollment in LS 218 or LS 219 tutorials is:
    • By approval of a DSS Counselor or LD Specialist and
    • Based on educational need.
  • The required attendance policies are specified on the Instructional Support Procedures provided at the first group session you attend, or when you are oriented to DSS Tutorial Services.
  • These guidelines must be followed in order to receive course credit.

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Section One: Coming to De Anza College

Section Two: Using Disability Services and Accommodations

General / College-Wide Accommodations and Services

Instructional / Classroom Accommodations and Services:

Alternate Media Services:

Deaf or Hard of Hearing Services:

Legal Aspects

Concerns and Complaints

Section Three: Disability Support Programs & Services Instruction

Section Four: Success Strategies

Section Five: Campus and Community Life

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