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The Tutorial Center is open for Summer semester  Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Offering Drop-in Tutoring Only.

Questions? Connect with us via the chat box!

Follow the steps below to schedule an appointment (Fall and Spring Only)

To Request Tutoring Follow these steps (Fall and Spring Only):

  1. Enroll in BASK 7004A Supervised Tutoring, CRN 20672.
    BASK 7004A is a free noncredit class with no minimum required attendance and no grades. All students who receive tutoring must enroll in this course.
  2. Visit in person or request Request a Tutor with the online form. You must be an active Hancock student. Appointments last 50 minutes. Students can sign-up for appointments weekly throughout the semester or for one-time-only appointments.
  3. Expect a phone call from the Tutorial Center office within 24 hours of submitting your application to set up your appointment.
  4. Once your appointment is scheduled, you will receive an official email containing details about meeting with your tutor.
  5. To cancel an appointment, call 805-922-6966 ext. 3260 or use the chatbox to the left.

* If you submit the wrong information in your application or need to update it, submit a new application, and we will call you in 24 hours to update your information. Need an answer right away? Use the chat box to the right to ask a question.

We will help you be successful at Allan Hancock College!

The mission of the Tutorial Center is to assist students in successfully completing their courses. Tutoring supports the college's mission to provide support services that help students achieve their educational goals.

The Tutorial Center is a valuable service provided to Allan Hancock College students. The center offers free, on-site group and one-on-one tutoring in most academic subjects for all AHC students who apply. All students can receive one hour of tutoring per week for each class they are taking. Call the Tutorial Center to sign up for tutoring at any point in the semester.

Tutoring is a vitamin, not an aspirin. Stay academically healthy by visiting with a tutor early and often.


  • Appointments must be made 48 hours in advance.
  • Individual or group appointments are available.
  • Appointments can be made for the entire semester or one-time only.
  • Students can sign up for tutoring anytime during the semester.
  • Tutoring is free for Allan Hancock College students.


  • Received an “A” or “B” letter grade in the subjects they tutor.
  • Have been recommended by their instructors.
  • Currently have 3.0 GPA or higher and maintain it through the semester.
  • Have been trained to help you to improve your learning skills.

All tutoring is available in person or online--your choice. 

For computer lab information, see details on the Academic Resource Center website.


Elaine Healy
Associate Professor/Coordinator, Academic Resource Center

Crystal Neal
Lab Technician, Tutorial Center/Open Access Computer (Santa Maria Campus)

Laura Venegas
Lab Assistant, Tutorial Center/Open Access Computer (Santa Maria Campus)

Lompoc Valley Center Tutorial Center

Sean Maddox
Lab Technician, Tutorial Center/Open Access Computer (Lompoc Valley Center)

Student Learning Outcomes

  • PSLO 1.  Students will improve their ability to effectively develop and ask appropriate subject matter questions.  
  • PSLO 2.  Students will improve their ability to utilize effective study skills. 
  • PSLO 3.  Students will gain knowledge of effective time management strategies.