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English Center

We have updated our online operations


We will be open Jan. 28!
General Tutoring begins feb. 4.

business Hours
monday - thursday 8AM - 6pm
Friday 8AM - 1pm
Saturday (in L-205) 9AM - 1PM

We are closed for the semester!
Have a good winter break, and we'll see you in the Spring!


Mission Statement

We provide a community-based learning environment to help City College students become more effective, confident and independent readers, writers and critical thinkers.  In support of this mission, the English Center offers assistance for all disciplines through:

  • One-on-one peer tutoring sessions
  • Group tutoring
  • Supplemental instruction
  • Workshops for students and faculty
  • One-unit refresher courses
  • Orientations
  • Consultations for faculty
  • The opportunity for qualified students to gain experience as peer tutors and mentors

The English Center is dedicated to providing innovation in tutoring strategies, pedagogy, and quality training in all areas of tutoring, as well as ongoing collaboration with faculty, staff, administration, and other tutorial/learning centers.

New Announcement

The English Center is pleased to announce the addition of the ESOL Lab on the San Diego City College campus. Located in AH-206, this new service offers support in English as a Second Language (ESOL) skills and basic writing skills. There will also be open lab hours when students can use special software to practice speaking, listening, grammar, reading, and writing; read ESOL newspapers, or use the pay-for-print system. See our Workshop Schedule for specific events occurring in the ESOL Lab. English Center tutors will be available to support students working in the lab. Tutor hours will be posted soon.

ELAC Lab in AH-206
Fall 2018 Open Lab Hours


San Diego City College
L Building
Room L-209
Map and Campus Information
Summer 2018 Hours of Operation
Monday through Thursday

Spring 2019 Hours of Operation
Monday through Thursday
Friday 8am—1pm
Saturday (in L-205) 9am—1pm