Online Tutoring Process

Accept the invitation to enroll in the “Madera/Oakhurst Online Tutoring” course in Canvas

  • Enroll here 
  • You may also be sent this invitation to your SCCCD district e-mail and/or it may be sent to you directly by your instructor
  • Join the course by clicking (+ Enroll).
  • You should see a new course in Dashboard or in Courses
  • Go to the menu item labeled Home.

You have three (3) choices for online tutoring:

  1. Drop-in Tutoring – for the content of the course – Madera Tutors
  2. Writing Tutoring – all writing related assignments for any class – Madera Tutors
  3. SmartThinking Tutoring – support for various classes – SmartThinking Tutors


  • Click on “Online Tutoring”
  • You will see a Google sheet that lists classes, tutor names, location, tutoring times, and the tutors’ email address
  • Email the tutor (from Madera or Oakhurst) and the tutor will respond and negotiate a time a tutoring time.


  • 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.

 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 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 or Ray Sanchez

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