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Tutoring & Writing Center

Get the help you need when you need it.

Enroll in Tutor 850

What is Tutor 850?

Tutor 850 is a NO cost, zero-unit shell course that gives you access to our full array of tutoring services (subject tutoring, writing center help, and supplemental instruction).

Why Do I Need to Enroll in Tutor 850?

You must enroll in Tutor 850 if you want to use tutoring services available from the MJC Library & Learning Center.

Enrolling in Tutor 850 allows the Library & Learning Center to get funding from the State of California that enables us to offer our tutoring services.

Will Tutor 850 Show on My Transcript?

Tutor 850 will show on your Unofficial transcript, but it will NOT appear on your Official transcript.

How Do I Register for Tutor 850?

Register in PiratesNet.

Spring 2021 Access Code: 3777

To see how, simply follow the instructions below.

What is the Writing Center?

Writing Center

The Writing Center is the part of the Library & Learning Center where students can get help with all aspects of the writing process.

What You Can Expect From The Writing Center

You will work one-on-one with a trained tutor. Any currently-registered MJC student can make an appointment to work with a tutor on any aspect of writing including:

  • Understanding your assignment or research prompt
  • Brainstorming paper ideas
  • Discussing grammar
  • Learning to recognize errors in punctuation, and more

Trained tutors will help you with your writing but will not write your paper for you. They will empower you to be a more skillful writer.

Need Tutoring During the COVID-19 Emergency? 

During the COVID emergency, Writing Center appointments are available online using Zoom.

Appointments Are Online:
  • Monday - Thursday:  8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Friday:  10:00 am - 4:00 pm
To Make An Appointment:


Call:  (209) 575-6346



NetTutor is an online tutoring platform that is available to all MJC students as a supplementary tutoring service for students who cannot utilize MJC's math and English tutoring services during the days and hours in which MJC tutoring is available. 

You'll find NetTutor in the course navigation menu of your Canvas courses. (Note: If you don't see it in one course, check another one or ask your teacher).

If you use NetTutor for English Literature, Writing, or Math, the hours for accessing NetTutor have changed. NetTutor is now available as after-hours support for these three subjects. Please see below for NetTutor accessible hours.

To view previous sessions and pick up papers from the locker, please make sure to access NetTutor within these hours:

NetTutor Hours for English Literature and Writing

Monday-Thursday 7:00 pm - 8:00 am
Friday 4:00 pm - 10:00 am
Saturday-Sunday all day

NetTutor Hours for Math

Monday-Friday 7:00 pm - 9:00 am
Saturday-Sunday all day

For other subjects, NetTutor is available 24/7.

The subjects include Accounting, Administration of Justice, Anatomy and Physiology, Anthropology, Astronomy, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Child Development, Communications and Speech, Computer Science and IT, Economics, English Literature, Finance, French, FYE & College Student Success, Geology, German, History, Italian, Logic, Math (Algebra, Basic Math, Pre-Calculus and above, Statistics, Probability, and Math in Spanish), Music, Nursing and Health, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Spanish, and Writing.

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