Here are some of the services provided by the DSPS Testing and Tutorial Center. Below this list, you can view our online tutoring schedule.
Test Proctoring Services
Accommodation for classroom testing provides an equal opportunity for students with verified disabilities to demonstrate mastery of the course objectives and take required course exams or evaluative assignments.
If you have already met with your DSS Counselor or LD Specialist for the current quarter you can stop by our office to set up your testing accommodations.
Due to COVID-19 and the college’s direction towards a virtual campus we will not offer any face to face testing. We have asked your instructors to please be flexible and build extra time accommodations into their virtual/online quizzes, exams and finals.
Please refer to your accommodation letter to verify your accommodations. If there are any accommodations you need help accessing virtually please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for support. It is possible that your instructor is not yet aware of this new policy, if so, please let them know to contact us with any questions they may have.
If you you are a student or Faculty who needs support or has questions regarding accommodations through Canvas, Zoom, etc., please email email@example.com
Note Taking Services
There are several options for obtaining note taking services, lecture or classroom notes as an approved accommodation, i.e.-recording lectures, instructor copies, classmate copies.
This accommodation, must be approved by your DSS Counselor or LD Specialist, please consult with them first.
Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services
Based on individual needs, DHHS provides the following services for students enrolled in any college class:
- Sign Language interpreting
- Real-time captioning
- Captioned videos/media in the classroom
- FM Systems
The DSPS Tutorial Lab will be open to provide remote tutoring for DSS students during the 2021 Sping session.
We will be available for tutoring during finals week.
Spring quarter tutoring will continue to be online.
- Online tutoring will begin Wednesday, April 7 and will continue through finals, June 21 - 25, 2021.
- May 29 - 31, Memorial Day weekend, Offices closed, and no classes or tutoring being offered.
- Graduation day is June 25, 2021!
Please check the Spring tutoring schedules below and read the Tutoring FAQs for important information.
- Tutoring is available Monday-Friday.
- If you have any questions about tutoring, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- If you are scheduling tutoring for the first time, please send an email to email@example.com. You will be verified of your eligibility and reply with information on how to proceed.
- To request materials in an alternate format, please contact Deborah Armstrong at firstname.lastname@example.org or 408.864.5815.
- New to Zoom? See the Zoom Quick Start Guide
- Boo Fuqua: all levels of math, chemistry and microbiology
- Donna Cale: all levels of math through 212, study skills, reading, writing, concepts and comprehension
- Addy Garg: all Levels of algebra, calculus, all English/Language Arts/reading & writing courses, study and test taking strategies
- Yume Kim: all English/Language Arts courses and reading/writing related assignments, including Humanities and Social Sciences
Math & Mixed Subject Lab Hours
All Math Labs are drop-in sessions. See notes below schedule for each tutor's subject areas. Winter Quarter tutoring is available January 4 - March 26, 2021, closed holidays, January 18th, February 12th & 15th.
|Boo Fuqua||10 a.m.-1:30 p.m.||9 a.m.-2:30 p.m.||10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.||9 a.m.-1:30 p.m.||Not available|
|Donna Cale||9 a.m.- 1 p.m.||9 a.m.-1:30 p.m.||9 a.m.- noon||9 a.m.-12:30 a.m.||9- noon|
|Addy Garg||Noon - 4 p.m.||Noon - 4 p.m.||Noon - 4 p.m.||Noon - 4 p.m.||11 a.m. - 3 p.m.|
Language Lab Hours
Language Lab sessions are by appointment only. You may schedule up to three sessions per week, each lasting 30 minutes.
9 a.m.-2 p.m.
9 a.m.-2 p.m.
11 a.m.-3 p.m.
|11 a.m.-3 p.m.||Not available|
Additional Tutoring From SSC
While the DSPS tutoring hours are limited, you can also visit the Student Success Center (SSC) for remote tutoring assistance. Here's how to sign up with for SSC tutoring
- Visit the Student Success Center webpage and click the yellow button to enroll in their online tutoring through the Canvas system.
- Once you are enrolled in Canvas, you can click on the Modules to choose the SSC area for your course.
- If you need help with Canvas, please visit the Online Education Center's Canvas Help webpage.