Tutorial Services

Tutorial Services

Location: Visalia Campus – Lodgepole Building | 
Hours: Monday – Thursday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Friday: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm, Saturday: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Phone: Visalia: (559) 730-3820

The Tutorial Center offers small-group tutoring in a variety of subjects from trained student tutors. No appointment is necessary and is free to current COS students. Laptops are available for checkout. 

Hanford & Tulare Tutorial Centers

Location: Hanford Campus – Education Building E65 | Hours and subjects offered available online

Location: Tulare Campus - Upstairs in Building A (LRC) Room A207C | Tutorial hours available online
Website: https://www.cos.edu/en-us/library/tutorial-center

Writing Center 

Location: Visalia Campus – Lodgepole Building | Hours: Monday, Wednesday & Thursday 8:00 am – 6:00 pm, Tuesday & Friday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm, Saturday 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Phone: Visalia Campus - (559) 730-3820
Website: https://www.cos.edu/en-us/library/writing-center

Tutors are available on a walk-in basis, or you can sign up for an appointment in advance online by clicking on the NetTutor icon when logged into MyGiant, or by calling (559) 730-3820. The Writing Center is available to all College of the Sequoias students free of charge.

Hanford & Tulare Writing Centers

Location: Hanford Campus - Education Building E91 | Hours: Monday - Thursday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Location: Tulare Campus - Building A: Library, Room 207D | Hours: Monday - Thursday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Website: https://www.cos.edu/en-us/library/writing-center

Writing Center services are also available on the Hanford and Tulare campuses. The hours on both campuses are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm. See our Hanford and Tulare information page​ above for more information.​​

Math Lab

Location: Visalia Campus – Lodgepole Building | Hours: Monday – Thursday 8:00 am – 6:00 pm, Friday 8:00 am – 4:00 PM, Saturday 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Phone: Visalia Campus - (559) 730-3820
Website: https://www.cos.edu/en-us/library/math-lab

Located in the back of the Learning Resource Center (Lodgepole Building) is a room dedicated to mathematics help. The lab is staffed by both Mathematics Department faculty and trained tutors.  There is no need to make an appointment to visit the lab. Study groups are welcome to use the facility. A limited number of computers are available both in the LRC Math Lab and in Kaweah 202.

Hanford & Tulare Math Labs 

Location: Hanford Campus – Room E91 | Go to link for updated schedule information

Location: Tulare Campus - Building A, Room A207C, upstairs inside the library | Go to link updated schedule information
Website: https://www.cos.edu/en-us/library/math-lab

Language Center

Location: Visalia Campus – Kern 738 | Hours: Monday – Thursday 8:00 am – 8:20 pm, Friday 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Phone: Visalia Campus - (559) 730-3749
Website: https://www.cos.edu/en-us/academics/language-communication/language-center

The Language Center is available to all College of the Sequoias students free of charge.  Students are welcome any time the Center is open.  If a class is in session, students who are not enrolled in the current class can still use the computers or other work space in the Center.  Any student can ask for assistance from Language Center personnel during tutoring hours.​ Go to the Language Center website for additional information.

Open Lab Space: Monday – Thursday 8:00 am – 8:20 pm, Friday 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Reading, Conversation, Grammar & Writing Tutoring: 8:00 am – 9:00 am & 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Spanish Tutoring: Monday – Thursday 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm | email: adrianab@cos.edu


  • Reading Group #1 – Tuesday 1:45 pm – 2:45 pm
  • Reading Group #2 – Wednesday 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
  • Conversation Group – Friday 9:00 am – 11:00 am
  • Writing and Grammar Group – TBD | email: kellyd@cos.edu if interested 
  • Using a Computer for ESL Classes Group – TBD | email: kellyd@cose.edu if interested

Academic Center for Excellence  

Location: Visalia Campus – Alpine 2 | Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Phone:  Visalia Campus - (559) 737-5360 
Email: ritap@cos.edu 

The Academic Center for Excellence is an inclusive environment promoting peer-to peer, one-on-one, and group tutoring for MATH 200 and MATH 230. ACE's mission is to enable students to become active learners with peer support and empowering students to reach academic success. We offer academically qualified tutors while promoting a safe and welcoming environment. Tutoring services are contingent on funding.