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Tutoring

There are countless resources to help your student improve his or her understanding of a subject. Explore the resources below and contact the tutor of your choice directly to learn more.

dhhs homework center

Offered Mondays - Thursdays between 3:15-4:15pm, drop in to the Homework Center to get help in multiple subject areas and begin to improve your grades. 

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Peer Tutoring

Tutoring is offered by Dana Hills High students who are also members of the National Honor SocietyThere is no cost for their services.

NHS members must tutor a minimum of three hours per semester as part of their service to the DHHS community as well as maintain a minimum 3.75 weighted GPA each semester in order to remain "in good standing" with the National Honor Society. They must have exceptional character, leadership ability, and moral integrity.

Please contact your Academic Advisor for a list of available student tutors.

teacher support

Many teachers are available outside of class time and by appointment. Students must contact teachers as times and days may vary.

community resources

Revolution Prep

Capistrano Unified School District has partnered with Revolution Prep, a nation-wide leader in online academic tutoring and test preparation to provide 5 hours of academic tutoring for $1 to support our families as we continue the hybrid learning model through the fall semester. Since 2012, Revolution Prep has employed full-time, professional tutors delivering more than one million hours of instruction exclusively online. Their Tutoring program gives students access to support in more than 40 academic K-12 subjects in small groups of up to 3 students. This exclusive offer for CUSD families expires on December 31, 2020. To enroll, please visit Revolution Prep and use code TUTORINGCAPO1 or call/text our dedicated Revolution Prep liaison, Eric Ramirez, at 949-899-8195. We’ve also included a flyer that provides more detailed information about the program.

Mission Viejo Library

Beginning in July of 2019, the Mission Viejo Library has subscribed to a new service called Tutor.com (a service of The Princeton Review) to provide live, one-on-one tutors to assist students and adult learners. This service is free to use with your Mission Viejo Library card. With Tutor.com students are able to:

  • Ask a question or get help with a specific assignment.
  • Work one-on-one with a live tutor. Live one-to-one help is available every day from 10:00am to 12:00am PST.
  • Submit a paper for review.
  • Screen share an assignment.

CSU, Fullerton College of Education

Cal State Fullerton is offering a free Virtual Tutoring program for students. The College of Education at California State University, Fullerton has created a free virtual tutoring program for the 1st-12th grade. Tutoring includes math, science, language arts, and social studies. In addition, the program has tutors who can tutor students who are taking high school Spanish or French, and students who are participating in dual immersion programs. Students/Parents may use this link above to sign up for a date, time, and subject area.

The Learn to Be Foundation

The Learn to Be Foundation is a nonprofit created to enrich students through free online tutoring. Students interact with a tutor through audio and digital chalkboards. Sessions are available from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and subjects include math, language arts and sciences. 

private tutors

There are a number of private companies that offer tutoring services. Also, retired and current teachers offer tutoring and will advertise their services. A web search can help you find these private tutors. 

Need help with math?

Need extra help understanding math concepts in algebra?  Math Professor Larry Perez at Saddleback College put together a great website to be used as a resource for students who need that extra push!!!

helpful study links

How To Study Study skills are crucial to succeed in school.  This will help you with time management, listening and note-taking, organization, test anxiety, memory, textbook reading and more.

Quizlet  A fantastic free online study guide that's fun to use.  You can create online flashcards, study for tests, practice your SAT, study with friends and there's a mobile app, too.

Grammarly This will check our grammar and spelling online before you turn in your work.  Just paste and copy into the site and it will help you look your best in print.  It also checks for plagiarism before you get into trouble.

Khan Academy Learn for free about math, art, computer programming, economics, physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, finance, history, and more. Khan Academy is a non-profit educational organization created in 2006 by educator Salman "Sal" Khan with the aim of providing a "free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere".

Study Tips

Tips to Improve Study Skills:

  • Develop a study routine, each day and throughout the week.
  • Always try and study at the same place and the same time.
  • Keep a daily “to-do” list
  • Choose one or two places where you can study regularly.
  • Set goals for yourself.
  • Do your reading assignments before the material is discussed in class.
  • Note-taking is also a skill that can be learned
  • When it comes to long assignments or projects, it is important NOT to wait until the last minute.
  • No cramming the night before tests! Space out your studying and get enough sleep the night before.