Academic Assistance

SRJC Petaluma is a full-service campus with many academic resources help students complete their classes with higher grades.  In addition to the resources below, we strongly encourage students to meet with their instructors during office hours, develop supportive study partnerships with other students, and stay on campus to study to minimize distractions.

  • Petaluma Tutorial Center provides free tutoring in most academic areas.  The Tutorial Center is staffed by Instructional Assistants who are experts in their subject areas. Tutoring is provided in a safe individual and small group setting.
  • Petaluma Writing Center provides free writing tutoring for all academic areas.  Tutorial assistance is provided by English department faculty and instructional assistants. Instructors work with students on the full range of the elements of composition, including brainstorming, thesis development, essay organization, paragraphing, topic sentences, style, clarity, coherence, MLA documentation format, research techniques, mechanics, grammar and punctuation.
  • Mahoney Library Reference Desk—drop in or make an appointment with a librarian to get research assistance.
  • Mahoney Library Group Study rooms—book a private room for a group study session.
  • Printing on the Petaluma Campus
    • Cybear Center is a student copy resource center.  Our services include: color and black & white copies, scanning, laminating, transparencies, faxing, internet access, document handling options, local phone use, and free workstations supplied with staples, hole-punches, paper cutters, white out, pens and pencils, markers, paper clips, tape and glue.  Located in Call Building PC 600.
    • Mahoney Library Print and Copy Center--First Floor
  • Calculators are available to borrow at Mahoney Library Circulation Desk
  • Laptops can be checked out at the Mahoney Library Circulation Desk for use in the library.
  • Textbooks are on reserve: visit the Circulation Desk at the Mahoney Library to borrow textbooks.
  • Student Success Team: a supportive team to help students meet their personal and educational goals at SRJC Petaluma.
  • Puente: (Spanish for "bridge") a national award-winning program that prepares educationally underserved students to earn college degrees and return to the community as mentors and leaders.
  • HSI/Connections: a supportive learning community for Latino/a and/or low-income students who need a pathway to successful degree completion in three years or less.
  • Our House Intercultural Center: a central space where students from all backgrounds have support, resources, and opportunities to engage with campus life to help promote leadership, success, and cultural awareness.
  • Gateway to College: SRJC Petaluma's Middle College program for students working on a high school diploma.