Online Tutoring Process

Much of our tutoring in the Fall 2021 semester will take place online. To access online tutoring and resources, students must self-enroll for Madera/Oakhurst Online Tutoring in Canvas.

You may also receive an invitation to your SCCCD district e-mail ( and/or it may be sent to you directly by an instructor.

  1. Join the course by clicking (+Enroll).
  2. On Canvas, you should see a new course titled “Madera/Oakhurst Online Tutoring” on your Dashboard. It should also be listed when you select Courses.
  3. Go to the menu item labeled Home.

You have three (3) choices for online tutoring:

  1. ETC and STEM Tutoring – students can schedule appointments to cover course-related content from a number of MCC courses
  2. Reading and Writing Center Tutoring – students can submit a request to receive asynchronous written feedback and/or schedule a synchronous one-on-one session, to focus on writing assignments for any class at MCC
  3. SmartThinking Tutoring – students can access an outside service that provides support for various classes

Learning Center Tutoring

  • From the main Madera/Oakhurt Online Tutoring landing page, click on the red banner labeled “Learning Center (ETC)
  • You will see a number of colored icons labeled with a course name and the corresponding tutor for that class. Find the ones you want and click on them.
  • Each icon is linked to a flyer which lists the dates and times of ETC sessions which will happen in person and/or online via Zoom.

Reading and Writing Center Online Tutoring

  • Click on “Reading and Writing Center” for essays, brainstorming, citations, and anything related to your writing assignment (in any class).
  • Click on “HERE” for Writing Tutoring.
  • Fill out the feedback form after you click on the hyperlink called “THIS FORM
  • Attach your Word document or PDF (essay, first draft, outline, or a prompt) in this format:

"Last Name, First Name - Student ID# - Draft Number - Course" -- ex. "Jones, John - 0123456 - Draft #2 - ENGL 1A.pdf"

  • You have two choices for receiving feedback:
  1. Synchronous RWC tutoring - Work in real time with an RWC tutor. Click on the “Conferences” menu tab in the “Madera/Oakhurst Online Tutoring” course.
  2. Asynchronous RWC tutoring - Receive feedback on your prompt, essay, works cited page or anything related to your writing assignment within 48-72 hours. Tutors will provide written feedback and provide supplemental handouts.

 Have any questions, comments, or concerns? Please contact for more information.


  • Click on “SmartThinking Online Tutoring
  • Click on “Work with a Tutor or Career Coach
  • At the top of the page choose between “Drop-in Session” or “Schedule a Future Session” or “Ask a Question”
  • At the bottom of the page choose your discipline. (We encourage you to use the Madera Community College's Reading and writing tutors rather than SmartThinking writing tutors.)
  • Continue to follow the steps until you see an online tutoring platform … follow the prompts until a tutor shows up to help you.


Writing tutoring: Matthew Kenerly

All other tutoring questions: Samuel Contreras

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