By Staff Reports
(Victor Valley)– Senator Scott Wilk, R-Antelope Valley, announces the introduction of Senate Bill 1009 (SB 1009), a measure to expand community college tutoring to include degree-applicable coursework in addition to basic skills. SB 1009 also streamlines the process for seeking tutoring by eliminating the requirement for a faculty member referral before receiving services.
College of the Canyons brought the need for SB 1009 to Senator Wilk’s attention. According to data from the College, students without any tutoring have a 70 percent success rate in a class. But for students receiving tutoring, those numbers climb: 78 percent with 1-9 hours of assistance, 80 percent with 10-19 hours, and an impressive 82 percent with 20+ hours of assistance.
Currently, colleges receive funding for tutoring in basic skills courses, such as remedial English or math, but not for other courses needed to transfer to a four-year institution.