Online tutoring is available to all currently enrolled Cascadia students through the Western eTutoring Consortium. Students are asked to limit their usage of eTutoring to 10 sessions per quarter. Additional information about this policy and instruction for requesting additional sessions is available under the ‘eTutoring Use Policy’ tab.
The eWriting Lab
... allows you to submit a draft of your paper to a tutor, ask for specific feedback,
and receive a tutor's response in about 48 hours.
Live Tutoring via eChat
... allows you to meet with a tutor in one-on-one tutoring sessions via a fully interactive,
virtual online environment. Live sessions are offered in every subject but writing.
... allow you to leave a specific question for an eTutor, who will respond within 48 hours (but usually sooner). eQuestions may be submitted for any of the subject areas covered.
E-Tutoring can be accessed through the following link https://www.etutoringonline.org/, and select Western etutoring Consortium then Cascadia College. New users will need to set up an account by following the instructions in this link. All users will need their student ID number to log in.
If you need assistance with your account or how to use eTutoring (not technical support), please email Kathrine Raines at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cascadia has a limited number of eTutoring sessions each term, so students are asked to limit their usage to 10 sessions per quarter to ensure that all students have equal access to this service. Each distinct use of eTutoring (eWriting lab, eChat, and offline eQuestions) counts as a session.
If you have reached your 10 session maximum and would like to request additional sessions for the quarter, you should contact Lindsay Burke at email@example.com. In your email, please include the following information:
- Your name and student number
- A brief description of the eTutoring resources you have been using and how you have been using them (for help with homework problems, to review written assignments, to ask questions about course concepts, etc.)
- A brief explanation of how you have used other academic support services on campus (tutoring, Supplemental Instruction (SI), etc.). If you have not used these resources, please explain why
- A brief explanation of why you feel you should have additional eTutoring sessions
- Any special circumstances you feel we should consider
Requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis using the following criteria:
- How the student has been using eTutoring
- Student’s use of, and access to, other Cascadia academic support services like face-to-face tutoring through the Learning Center and Supplemental Instruction (SI)
- The remaining number of eTutoring sessions available to the campus community for that quarter
This process is in place to ensure that eTutoring remains open and available to all Cascadia students for the entirety of the quarter, and to ensure that students are using the academic support service(s) that best serve their needs.
Students who fail to abide by the above policy will have their eTutoring account deactivated for the remainder of the quarter.
If you would like to request additional eTutoring sessions due to a disability, please work directly with Disability Student Services (DSS) to complete the accommodation application paperwork. Information about this process is available on the DSS webpage. Once this step has been completed, tutoring services will work with DSS to determine a reasonable accommodation for the student. Accommodations are generally made on a quarter-by-quarter and class-by-class basis. This means that most arrangements pertain only to a specific class and quarter.
Please note that tutoring services cannot work directly with students to make accommodations as we are not qualified to evaluate individual disabilities. To ensure that student requests are handled in a manner that is informed, consistent, and in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), accommodation requests must come to us directly from the DSS office.