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What is eTutoring?

Before you use eTutoring, if you would like to work live with tutors on Zoom, we strongly encourage you to see if we have your subject offered on our Ask a Tutor: Live service. That service is staffed by Edmonds College tutors who know your classes here at Edmonds very well. 

eTutoring is a service we have offered for many years to provide online tutoring options for you. It is staffed by tutors from many different schools. It is not staffed entirely by tutors from Edmonds College, though we do have a few tutors working for the service.

If you want to receive written comments on a writing assignment, then eTutoring is the correct service for you! Below you may read more information about how and when to use eTutoring.

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Written Comments on Writing Assignments

** Attention **

The current wait time for eTutoring writing feedback is less than 12 hours.

Please note the waiting time length changes often, and that you can see the most updated wait time by logging in to eTutoring and finding the Writing Lab.

Want to make sure your essay's organization makes sense? Need help with your quotations and citations? If you want to receive written feedback on your writing, eTutoring is the place to go. (If you want to chat live with a tutor about your writing, try Ask a Tutor: Live instead.)

When you sign in to eTutoring, click on the Online Writing Lab to submit your paper draft. Pay attention to the expected wait time--eTutoring responses can generally take between 24-48 hours to receive, sometimes much shorter and sometimes much longer, depending on how busy they are. It's a good idea to plan ahead and submit a draft well before it is due to your teacher so that you can incorporate the feedback your tutor gives you.

You will receive a thorough written response from a tutor, highlighting strengths of your paper, making a list of next steps to take, and providing suggestions and things to think about as you revise.

When your paper has been responded to by an eTutor, you will receive an email to your EdMail telling you that the response is ready and that you must log back into eTutoring to see the response. Please check your EdMail regularly to make sure you see this email!

See a brief photo-tutorial about how to access the Writing Lab and view a tutor's response to your paper.

Help With Personal Statements

The best place to get help on the personal statements you need to write when you apply to a different university or college is eTutoring! Their tutors are trained to help with personal statements, and their platform allows you to resubmit the same assignment for help up to 3 times. You will want to take advantage of that, as working on a personal statement usually requires a lot of revision and asking for new feedback. All of the same information about about getting written comments on assignments applies--please read that section before logging into eTutoring using the button lower on this page!

Live Chat Tutoring for Some Subjects

You can find live-chat (Zoom) tutoring help for a number of subjects (see full list below) using eTutoring.  If a class you need help with isn't available through our Ask a Tutor: Live tutoring, you may find it on eTutoring. You may also find help for your subjects at times when we do not have tutors scheduled this quarter. 

The main difference between eTutoring and the other options we have available for you is that every version of Ask a Tutor is staffed by Learning Support Center tutors, many of whom you have worked with before in person. eTutoring is staffed by tutors from many different educational institutions around the region. 

Follow the instructions below to get started:

1. Click on the green button below

2. Click "Get Started"

3. Select "Washington"

4. Select "Edmonds College"

5. Follow the instructions to log in with your correct username and password - the default username and password for students are:

Username: your ctcLink ID number (9 digits)

Password: your ctcLink ID number (9 digits)


Online tutors are available for the following subject areas:

  • Accounting
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Biology
  • Calculus
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science (Java and C++)
  • Economics
  • Math
  • Microsoft Office
  • Physics
  • Spanish
  • Statistics
  • Web Development (HTML, CSS, WordPress)
  • Writing, including Personal Statements for college admissions