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Tutoring and Academic Skills Center

TASC tutors, staff and study resources went online with Zoom!

Go to Canvas menu and click on Tutoring and Academic Skills Center

Scroll down for tutors, videos, or our Ask the TASC Staff. Check the schedules for availability.

Get connected now!

Access TASC tutors, staff, and study resources online. 
All TASC services (online and otherwise) will be closed on Monday, May 25, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. Regular office hours will resume on Tuesday, May 26, 2020. In an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19, officials from the Riverside County Public Health Department issued a mandate closing all community colleges, preschools, K-12 public, private and charter schools, and universities until notified otherwise. All College of the Desert facilities will be closed to students, "non-essential" staff, and the public during this time period. 

Greetings Roadrunners!

TASC wants you to know that we are here for you and support is just a few clicks away online!

  • Log into your Canvas

  • Click on Tutoring and Academic Skills Center

  • Connect with peer tutors in specific subjects

  • Select/View helpful video resources

  • “Ask the TASC” staff – using Zoom face to face meetings!

TASC associates can help you with questions on:

  • Canvas

  • Zoom use and etiquette

  • Food distribution locations

  • Navigating our many free and helpful resources

To locate “Ask the TASC” and have a Zoom meeting with a friendly TASC staff member scroll to the bottom of the page. Then you will see “Ask the TASC” with our staff pictures, e-mail, and hours to meet via Zoom. Look for the hours that will work for you and click the “Conversation With” the person whose meeting hours match your needs.

TASC at Palm Desert has moved into the Hilb Building on the Central Quad, second floor. The TASC Language Lab now resides in the Hilb Building, lower level.

Tutoring and Academic Skills Center provides a TASC Lab or comparable services at each site of College of the Desert. TASC Labs provide space for students to study, complete coursework, and pursue guidance with classroom content. Friendly, knowledgeable staff will be there to assist students with accessing any of the following services:

  • Peer Tutors and Faculty Support

  • Language and ESL Lab facilities

  • Specialized software for various courses

  • Textbooks on loan for use in a TASC Lab

  • Computers for academic use and printing

  • Friendly, knowledgeable staff and faculty

A Word of Welcome

Daniel Aucutt, Director of Tutoring and Academic Skills CenterThe mission of TASC is to support independent study habits and sustainable learning for our students. We do this by providing the academic support and tools that empower individuals to take charge of their goals. We want to collaborate with you in this endeavor, so please, stop by any of the four campus based TASC Labs, and let;s get started.

Daniel Aucutt, Director of Tutoring and Academic Skills Center

Share your thoughts

Use the Suggestion Box below to post constructive suggestions about TASC Labs, or share your thoughts about learning.

TASC Suggestion Box 

Watch the video below

Take a video tour of the TASC Center by clicking on the video below.