Tutoring and Academic Support

Virtual Meeting of Students and teachers

Welcome To The Student Success Center!

In Person Tutoring Services are back at the Student Success Center.

The Student Success Center provides free tutoring and academic support to enhance understanding of course material at LASC. Our friendly and dedicated staff is available in person and online to support student learning and achievement in a student-centered environment. Individual and group tutoring is available as well as in-person access to a computer lab with the full Microsoft Office Suite, wireless internet, and ample space to study.

Visit our Instagram page @lascssc for updates. Visit the Student Success Center in CANVAS for tutor access instructions. SSC in CANVAS

In-Person Services Offered:

  • Computer lab, Internet, email, Microsoft Office applications
  • Tutoring (individual and group settings)
  • Learning labs for Spanish 2 and Micro Biology
  • Student Empowerment Workshops (academic and non-academic)
  • Embedded Tutoring in English and Math
  • Access to Light Microscopes
  • Text Book Borrowing (with current student ID)
  • Student-centered environment

Los Angeles Southwest College's Student Success Center is utilizing a new all-inclusive, web-based tutoring platform called PENJI. Students are encouraged to check out the easy-to-use PENJI.

To start your tutoring session, follow these steps:

Download the Penji Mobile App, visit www.penjiapp.com and watch the Quickstart video. Once a student creates a profile in Penji, they are ready to join an online or in-person tutoring session.

Check out a quick video to support you through the sign-in process at https://vimeo.com/593321890

You can download the PENJI mobile app for your iPhone or Android.

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Take a moment to review the Student Success Center's tutoring schedule Spring 2023 Tutor Schedule

Where is the Student Success Center located?
The Student Success Center is located on the third floor of the Library

How do I contact someone?
You may call to speak to one of our friendly staff members at (323) 241-5455 or you email the director at turners@lasc.edu.

What services does the Student Success Center provide?
The SSC provides an array of services including tutoring, study skills seminars, on-demand e platform seminars, computer usage, copying, and printing, quiet study areas, private study rooms, Spanish Lab support and Micro Lab support.

Do you accept walk-ins for tutoring?
Yes. Depending on tutor availability, we will gladly accept walk-in tutorial sessions.

Are children allowed in the SSC?
No, we do not have any programs for children at this time.

Are the tutorial services free?
Yes, all learning support services are free to registered LASC students.

What if I need a tutor in a specific subject, but the SSC does not provide tutoring in that area?
The SSC tutors will make an effort to assist students in all areas.

What are the requirements to become a Tutor?
To qualify to serve as a tutor, a student must have proved to be proficient in the subject of interest by successfully completing at least one course in the subject of concentration with a "B" or higher. All tutors must receive a faculty recommendation and the department chair's written approval, as well as maintain at least a 2.5 GPA prior to and during their time of employment. Additionally, according to the Human Resource Guide R-320, to serve as a tutor, a student must be a current full-time student working part-time or a part-time student employed part-time in a college work-study program, or in a work experience education program financed by state or federal funds. Please note, students may not work as a tutor while on academic probation or progress probation.

How can I receive an application?
Stop by the Student Success Center office in the Library.

What types of seminars do you offer?
We offer online and land-based support seminars, including study skills, academic, nutrition, and personal life management workshops.

Are seminars available to groups or classes?
Yes. All of the Student Success Center Seminars are available to groups and to classes pursuant the instructor's or counselor's request. We also offer a variety of the seminars online for 24/7 access through www.Studentlingo.com/lasc for students, faculty, counselors, staff, and the community usage.

How much are copies?
Copies are 10 cents per page. For your convenience, you can retrieve a copy card on the second floor of the library.

Student Lingo offers 47 online Student Success workshops that are available to LASC students 24 hours a day, seven days per week.

Workshops are offered in the following areas:

  • Personal Management
  • Financial Literacy
  • Academic and Career Exploration
  • Learning Strategies
  • Writing Strategies
  • Reading Comprehension Strategies
  • Test-taking skills, and much more.

Several Student Lingo workshops are available in Spanish.

For assistance with Student Lingo, contact the Student Success Center at (323) 241-5455 or stop by the 3rd floor of the Cox Library.

To access the Student Lingo workshops, visit www.studentlingo.com/lasc.

Tutoring and Academic Support

Office Hours and Location

Student Success Center Hours (see Tutor Schedule)
Library, 3rd floor


Sabrena Turner-Odom, Director
Email: turners@lasc.edu
Phone: (323) 241-5455