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Tutoring and study skills resources to support your success in class

Tutoring & Study Skills

Salem Tutoring & Study Skills Center is adjusting service in response to recommendations about coronavirus. See below and check back for updates about tutoring across the college.

Service updates winter and spring 2020

March 19 Update: 

  • All Chemeketa tutoring will be conducted remotely April 6 to April 28
  • Phone and email messages will be monitored, but staff will not be on site. Responses may take longer than usual 

Current students will have access to

  • Online tutoring via eTutoring (register for spring term with CRN 75074)
  • Some appointment-based online tutoring - check back for more information
  • Additional resources available online - check back for more information

These services are available to all current Chemeketa students. To contact a specific location, call

  • Yamhill Valley Campus Library & Tutoring Center: 503.316.3238
  • Polk Center: 503.623.5567
  • Woodburn Center: 503.399.5207

Information will be posted here as it becomes available.

Also see the Studying tab in MyChemeketa. 


Chemeketa Tutoring & Study Skills Services

Tutorial support is offered in a variety of subjects, including –

  • Chemistry
  • Math
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Many others

Workshops cover a range of helpful topics, and our instructors offer personalized consultations to best support your learning. You can also use the space as an open study area. Computers, textbooks, calculators and other resources are available. The Tutoring and Study Skills Center is designed to meet your needs and support your academic success.

Tutoring & Study Skills Locations & Hours

Salem Campus

Bldg 2, Rm. 210 and 212
Mon-Wed: 8 am-8 pm
Thu-Fri: 8 am-5 pm
Sat: 8:30 am-4pm
Sun: Closed

Tutoring 503.399.5190
Study Skills 503.399.5162

Yamhill Valley Campus Library & Tutoring

Bldg. 1, Rm. 200
Hours:  Mon-Thu, 8 am-7 pm; Friday 8 am-1 pm

Woodburn Center

Mon-Tue, 2 pm-7 pm
Wed-Thu, 4 pm-7 pm

Polk Center

Call for hours

Our Services

  • Drop-in Tutoring

    The Tutoring and Study Skills Center offers drop-in tutoring for chemistry, math, reading, writing and other subjects. Tutoring for math courses through MTH111 and writing courses through WR121 are typically available whenever we are open. Stop by or call 503.399.5190 for additional schedule information.

    Our tutors are internationally certified by the College Reading and Learning Association. They are trained in tutorial strategies to help you succeed. No appointment is necessary, but you should come prepared to study and learn. We encourage and welcome students at all skill levels.

    The Math Hub is another resource staffed by faculty and skilled instructional assistants whose primary focus is to help you with individualized study sections of MTH020 through MTH095.  See the Mathematics page for more details about the Math Hub and the additional services they offer.

  • Tutoring by Appointment

    Language Tutoring

    The Salem Campus Tutoring and Study Skills Center offers free, appointment-based language tutoring for –

    • Spanish
    • French
    • Russian
    • Chinese
    • American Sign Language (ASL)

    Visit the Tutoring and Study Skills Center to see the schedules and make an appointment.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at 503.399.5190.

    Writing Tutoring

    The Salem Campus Tutoring and Study Skills Center offers free, appointment-based writing tutoring on Fridays. Visit or call us at 503.399.5190 to find out more or make an appointment.  

    Another appointment-based writing resource is the Writing Center. Visit the Writing Center to find out more.  

  • Online Tutoring

    Online tutoring is free to all Chemeketa students through  

    Subjects Offered

    • Accounting
    • American Sign Language
    • Economics
    • Math and statistics
    • Microsoft Office
    • Psychology
    • Science: Chemistry, physics, biology and anatomy and physiology
    • Spanish
    • Writing

    Register for Online Tutoring

    • Log in to My Chemeketa and to add/drop classes
    • Register for online tutoring using this term’s CRN
      • Winter term 2020: CRN 55620
      • You must register for eTutoring each term
    • You will be sent your username and password in your My Chemeketa email account
      • You may have to wait until the next business day after registering to access eTutoring

    See the schedule for online tutoring to find a time that meets your needs.  

    If you have any questions or need assistance registering and accessing online tutoring, feel free to stop by the Tutoring and Study Skills Center. 

    Another online writing resource is Chemeketa's Online Writing Center. Visit the Writing Center to find out more.  


  • Study Skills & Writing Workshops

    Study skills workshops focus on developing strategies and habits essential to academic success. Writing workshops emphasize foundational writing skills for effective writing in any discipline.

    All workshops are free and do not require advance registration. All Chemeketa students are welcome.

    Study Skills Workshops

    Time Management Tools
    Tue. Apr. 14, 12:30-1:15 pm
    Wed. May 13, 12:30-1:15 pm

    Note-taking: Styles & Strategies
    Wed. Apr. 15, 12:30-1:15 pm
    Tue. Apr. 21, 12:30-1:15 pm 

    How to Stop Procrastinating
    Wed. Apr. 22, 12:30-1:15 pm
    Tue. May 26, 12:30-1:15 pm 

    Test-taking Strategies
    Tue. Apr. 28, 12:30-1:15 pm
    Wed. May 27, 12:30-1:15 pm 

    What is a Growth Mindset?
    Wed. Apr. 29, 12:30-1:15 pm
    Tue. May 12, 12:30-1:15 pm

    Reduce Your Math Anxiety
    Thu. Apr. 23, 12:30-1:30 pm
    Mon. May 18, 12:30-1:30 pm 

    Staying Motivated
    Tue. May 5, 12:30-1:15 pm
    Wed. May 20, 12:30-1:15 pm 

    Improve Your Memory
    Wed. May. 6, 12:30-1:15 pm
    Tue. May 19, 12:30-1:15 pm

    Writing Workshops

    The Blank Page- Getting Started
    Mon. Apr. 13, 11:30-12:20 pm
    Tue. Apr. 14, 2:30-3:20 pm 

    Sentence Skills
    Mon. Apr. 20, 11:30-12:20 pm
    Tue. Apr. 21, 2:30-3:20 pm 

    MLA Documentation
    Mon. Apr. 27, 11:30-12:20 pm
    Tue. Apr. 28, 2:30-3:20 pm 

    APA Documentation
    Mon. May 4, 11:30-12:20 pm
    Tue. May 5, 2:30-3:20 pm 

    Revise, Edit, and Proofread
    Mon. May 11, 11:30-12:20 pm
    Tue. May 12, 2:30-3:20 pm

  • Study Skills & Writing Consulting

    Study Skills

    The consultant meets by appointment with students to work on developing the skills and behaviors that are essential to academic success.

    Karie Beavert
    Bldg. 1, Rm. 242


    The consultant meets by appointment with students enrolled in developmental writing classes (WR080, WR088, WR089, WR090) to provide assistance with strengthening foundational writing skills.

    Alissa Hattman
    Bldg. 37, Rm. 120

    Visit us in Bldg. 2, Rms. 210 & 212 or call 503.399.5162 for more information.

Work for Tutoring & Study Skills


    If you enjoy working with people, sharing your knowledge and can empathize with students, consider being a tutor. 

    Minimum Requirements
    • A grade of an “A” or “B” in subjects you are applying to tutor
    • A minimum 3.0 GPA
    • A recommendation from an instructor 
    • Paid student employees must be enrolled in at least six credit hours at Chemeketa

    If you are interested in this position, please stop by the Tutoring and Study Skills Center for more information and to apply.

  • Consider Working at our Front Desk

    The Tutoring and Study Skills Center welcomes friendly, reliable people to apply to work in clerical positions. As a clerical employee, you’d work at the front desk and be the first point of contact for students seeking tutoring and study skills services.

    Minimum Requirements
    • Paid student employees must be enrolled in at least six credit hours at Chemeketa
    • Customer service experience preferred

    If you are interested in this position, please stop by the Tutoring and Study Skills Center for more information and to apply.

  • Consider Volunteering

    The Tutoring and Study Skills Center is always looking for enthusiastic and knowledgeable volunteer tutors.  

    Minimum Requirements
    • Strong academic skills in the subject you want to tutor, as demonstrated through coursework or formal training
    • Strong interpersonal skills
    • Commitment to volunteering at least two full terms is preferred

    If you are interested in this position, please stop by the Tutoring and Study Skills Center, call 503.399.5190 or email us for more information.