Tutoring Sevices

Tutoring Services

Free online tutoring is available through the Foothill Language Arts Teaching and Learning Center, the STEM Center, and NetTutor, as well as through OpenStudy which is an online learning community.

Tutoring through Foothill College

Teaching and Learning Center

Offers online Reading and Writing support during business hours for students who are enrolled in online courses. For details, visit the Teaching and Learning Center

STEM Success Center

The STEM Success Center offers a place to study and get help with mathematics, physics, chemistry, computer science, engineering and biology.

Live online tutoring is available for Computer Science on Sundays from noon to midnight and Monday through Thursday from 8 pm to midnight:

More Tutoring


The Online Education Initiative and NetTutor provide 24/7 online tutoring services for students in fully online courses that use Canvas. Online tutoring enables students to get help with coursework even when they can't get to campus, and beyond the hours of operation of most tutoring centers. Tutors do not give out answers and do not fix papers, instead they help students to better understand the material.


Free online tutoring available 24/7 for most subjects.
  • Interact with a live tutor
  • Submit a question and get a reply from a tutor
  • Submit an essay or paper and get feedback from a tutor

Watch the video to learn how SmartThinking can help you succeed. (1:48 mins)

Access SmartThinking inside of MyPortal:
  1. Log into MyPortal
  2. Click on the Students tab
  3. Scroll to bottom and look on the right side of your screen
    screenshot of SmartThinking in MyPortal


Foothill College has partnered with OpenStudy to offer you additional learning support. OpenStudy is an online learning community where you can get help from peers, 24/7, for free. Watch the OpenStudy video!

  • To get help, please click on the green Get Live Help button below. You will be taken OpenStudy and asked to register.
  • Please complete a user profile by creating an Open Study username and be sure to include Foothill College as your school.
  • After registration is completed, join the Mathematics study group. There you can post your questions in the left hand column or participate in the chat by clicking on the chat bar at the bottom. You can also join the other OpenStudy groups for help in other subjects.

    Can't log in or having other issues with OpenStudy?

    Contact OpenStudy: contact@openstudy.com
Last Updated September 13, 2017
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