Saddleback Community College

Sources: Information regarding Saddleback College courses was taken from the SBCC website.

Tutoring/Study Skills

Weekly Tutorial

Weekly TUTORIAL offers students the opportunity to acquire extra curricular help during the regular school day. Students must attend tutorial four times per week (Tuesday through Friday), and attendance is taken the same as for traditional classes. Students must attend an assigned tutorial, except for days labeled Student Choice, which provides them with a choice of which of their classes to attend.  Tutorial is a built-in intervention for all students that should be utilized to the fullest. Tutorial is not a time for teachers to present new material; however a teacher may conduct a whole-class review for an upcoming test or students can make up tests during this 35 minute period.  A review the semester tutorial schedule can be found on our website under School Life/Bell and Daily Block Schedules.

SJHHS NHS Peer Tutoring

NHS Turtoring Center - Opening Mid-October 2013

When

  • Monday, 2:15 pm - 3:30 pm
  • Tuesday, 2:45 pm - 3:30 pm
  • Wednesday, 2:45 pm - 3:30 pm
  • Thursday, 2:45 pm - 3:30 pm

Where

Visit the NHS Tutoring Center located in the back corner of the library (near the whiteboards.)  A list of NHS members and the subjects they specialize is posted to find the best tutor for you.  If the above times do not fit into your schedule, you can email the members to see if there is alternate time.

Student Reps

Jessica Boerner, Corey Levinson, Yasmine Maize, Seth Villaneuva

Need More Information?

Please contact the Director of Tutoring, Anna Bruns, through School Loop.  You can also email the teacher NHS Advisors as follows:

Additional Tutoring Options for Students

Mission Viejo Public Library offers FREE tutoring as listed below.  Sessions are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.  Please call the reference desk in advance to sign up at I(949) 830-7100 ext. 5105.  Be sure to leave your name, school and phone number. For more info please visit www.cmvl.org

  • Chemistry Tutoring - Mondays, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm, Study Room F
  • Math Tutoring - Tuesdays, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm, Bill Price Room (Algebra II and higher)
  • Algebra Tutoring - Wednesdays, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm, Bill Price Room
  • Math Tutoring - Thursdays, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm, Bill Price Room (Pre-Algebra and Algebra I)

 Saddelback Community College Learning Assistance Program (LAP).  This center provides free tutoring to students if they are enrolled in at least one SBCC course.  If they are not enrolled and you'd like tutor referrals, please contact the LAP center directly at (949) 582-4519 or visit www.saddleback.edu/lap/

Yellow Pages.  Often, retired teachers or teachers taking time away from their career will advertise turoring services in the yellow pages.  Be sure to ask for references prior to hiring a tutor and monitor tutoring sessions at your home. 

Need Help with Math?

Need extra help understanding math concepts in algebra?  Math Professor Larry Perez at Saddleback College put together a GREAT website to be used as a resource for students who need that extra push!!!

Log onto www.saddleback.edu/faculty/LPerez/Algebra2go 

Also......

www.algebra.com  Got pesky algebra problems that won't go away?  This site has free tutors and even a place where you can enter your problem and get a solution.  It's genius.

Saddleback College - Great Classes for Teens!!

Looking for a class that will empower your child's future?  Saddleback College offers the following classes that will help your child with study skills as well as planning for their future. To access these classes please visit Saddleback College at www.saddleback.edu

Applied Psychology 161A - Applied Study Techniques - Focuses on theoretical and practical learning strategies designed to improve performance in academic and professional settings.  

Applied Psychology 161B - Advanced Learning, Study, and Testing Techniques - Emphasizes test taking stategies and test preparation related to objective and subjective tests.  Includes practical strategies designed to improve test performance and anxiety. 

Applied Psychology 140 - Educational and Vocational Training - Designed to assist students to clarify career and educational goals, and to develop and academic plan to reach those goals.  This class appears on the CUSD Approved Concurrent College Studies Course list and can be taken at SBCC for SJHHS high school credit.  Please see Concurrent College Studies page on how to enroll.

Applied Psychology 160 - Career and Vocational Exploration - Focuses on process of vocational choice through study of occupational trends and specific occupations.  Students work with information about themselves obtained from standardized tests, selected occupational information, and other measures to develop career choices.  

Study Tips!

 Tips to Improve Study Skills

  • Develop a study routine, each day and throughout the week.
  • Always try and study at the same place and the same time.
  • Keep a daily “to-do” list
  • Choose one or two places where you can study regularly.
  • Set goals for yourself.
  • Do your reading assignments before the material is discussed in class.
  • Note-taking is also a skill that can be learned.
    • Cornell note taking
  • When it comes to long assignments or projects, it is important NOT to wait until the last minute.
  • No cramming the night before tests! Space out your studying and get enough sleep the night before.
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Helpful Websites for Students Who Need Help with Studying

www.HowToStudy.org  Study skills are crucial to succeed in school.  This will help you with time management, listening and note-taking, organization, test anxiety, memory, textbook reading and more.

www.Quizlet.com  A fantastic free online study guide that's fun to use.  You can create online flashcards, study for tests, practice your SAT, study with friends and there's a mobile app, too.

www.Grammarly.com This will check our grammar and spelling online before you turn in your work.  Just paste and copy into the site and it will help you look your best in print.  It also checks for plagiarism before you get into trouble.

www.algebra.com Got pesky algebra problems that won't go away?  This site has free tutors and even a place where you can enter your problem and get a solution.  It's genius!