Learning Center Services Now Online
Tutoring for writing and a variety of subjects
Facilitated Study Groups
Conversation Circles (beginning in April)
These are challenging times, and we understand that whether a class is on campus or online, tutoring and workshops may help you be more successful in your classes. We are here to support you and provide you with as much assistance as possible. All of our services can be accessed from this website (see the tabs at the left).
Questions? There are several ways to contact us.
Phone: Call Monday through Thursday from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm and 3:00 pm - 5:00pm .............. 714-564-6569
Virtual Front Desk: Click the daily link during the hours we are open. You will be connected to our virtual front desk through Zoom. Please see the Directions for Communicating on Zoom below to enable audio and the chat function so that we can best assist you.
Directions for Communicating on Zoom:
If you have downloaded Zoom on your computer, and you are joining through the Zoom program, click “Join with Computer Audio” if you have a microphone, and then click “Chat” on the bottom menu bar of Zoom.
If you have not downloaded Zoom, and you are joining from an internet browser, please click “Join Audio by Computer” if you have a microphone, and then click “Chat” on the bottom menu bar of Zoom.
If you are joining from a phone or tablet, please click “Join Audio” on the bottom menu bar of the Zoom app. In addition, please click “Participants” and then “Chats” on the bottom menu bar of Zoom.
For our workshops and much of our online tutoring, we are using Zoom. You'll find directions to use Zoom below.
This is what is available now:
Writing Workshops - Monday through Thursday (see the tab at left)
Writing Tutoring - Click on the Link of the Day (above) and you will be connected directly to our virtual Front Desk. A staff member will direct you to a tutor who can help you with your writing and DOTAs.
English and Criminal Justice DOTAs (formerly known as DLAs) - they are all available on the DOTA tab at left. When you have completed one, contact a writing tutor for your follow-up session.
Math Tutoring - currently available on Zoom. Go to the math tutoring tab to see the schedule. Click on the link at the time your class is listed or email the math tutor.
Biology Workshops and Tutoring - workshops are currently available on Zoom (see the tab at left). Zoom tutoring will soon be available through Canvas.
What You Need to Do to Use the Learning Center Services:
You're ready! Get started by looking at the tabs to the left.
The SAC Learning Center is home of the growth mindset, where students can learn, grow in knowledge, and increase their comprehension and skills. We offer tutoring in a variety of courses, writing assistance for papers/essays for any SAC course, workshops, DLAs (Directed Learning Activities), and conversation circles. All SAC and CEC students are welcome.
"There is no great writing, only great rewriting."
—Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis
Register for the Learning Center or any of the academic support centers through WebAdvisor. See the directions under our fall hours to the right.
What you need to know about using the Learning Center:
The mission of the Santa Ana College Learning Center is to provide quality supplemental learning activities in reading, writing, modern languages, and communication studies, utilizing an innovative delivery of instruction. The Learning Center offers personalized one on one instruction, customized directed learning activities, state of the art computer software programs, and student success workshops in a dynamic learning environment.
Student Learning Outcomes:
Students in the Learning Center will be able to:
Identify the Learning Center as a place for receiving conferencing/ tutoring, attending workshops and working independently on directed learning activities.
Apply knowledge gained in the Learning Center to improve class performance, subject understanding and course grades.