TRIO Tutoring


Current TRIO students are eligible and have access to the following tutoring resources:

  • TRIO Tutoring - one-on-one tutoring for two hours per week per subject (no more than one hour per day)
  • eTutoring through BE Learning Center

TRIO Tutoring

All our tutors will offer in-person tutoring in the TRIO Office (BE 1102-B1). In person tutoring can be drop-ins but we highly recommend that you schedule an appointment beforehand to secure a tutoring appointment. There will be options to schedule the appointment to be in-person or online. As you're scheduling your appointment on Starfish, you get to choose the location (Zoom or in the TRIO office).

Link to Tutoring Schedule

Scheduling Appointments

You can make an appointment with a TRIO Tutor via Starfish. 

  1. Log in to Starfish using your MySeattleColleges ID: Starfish Log-in
  2. After you have logged in, copy and paste this link into your browser: (please be logged into Starfish first before using this link)
  3. Next, look underneath the tutor’s name and find the subject you would like study.
  4. Click on the tutor’s name.
  5. Click Schedule Appointment.

*If you’re having trouble, try refreshing the Starfish page. If you’re still unable to get through, please contact TRIO at 206-934-3852 or email us at

Here’s a short (2 minutes) video walkthrough for scheduling in Starfish.


Through the BE Learning Center, students have access to eTutoring. For more information, please visit the e-tutoring page.

eTutoring hours: 5 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. (closed on Holidays and between Quarters)

Should I work with a tutor?

Here are some reasons why you might want to seek tutoring:

  • Tutoring can enrich your understanding of the course material.
  • Tutoring can help you apply better study methods.
  • Tutoring can help you manage your time more effectively.
  • Tutoring can assist you in focusing in on what is important.
  • Tutoring can help you earn better grades!

What tutors can do:

  • Review and explain assignments.
  • Help you understand what the instructor expects.
  • Clarify information presented by the instructor in class.
  • Help you understand the textbook and utilize the information it contains.
  • Provide you with additional examples and practice problems to reinforce concepts.

What tutors cannot do:

  • Teach you material that you have not read or heard in class.
  • Write speeches or term papers.
  • Do your homework for you.

Remember: Tutoring is not a substitute for class attendance.

(Credit: San Bernadino Valley College)