Learning Support

Tutoring Services provides comprehensive peer learning support for all academic subjects offered at Cal Maritime, paid for by tuition. The most successful cadets develop subject
area competency, self-confidence, self-efficacy, and practical skills by participating in
interactive discussions with tutors knowledgeable in the following areas:

Business Administration
Electrical Circuits/Electronics
Engineering Technology
Global Studies & Maritime Affairs

Marine Transportation
Mechanical Engineering
Statistics (RStudio)

Virtual Tutoring Appointments

In Spring 2020, Tutoring Services transitioned to entirely online appointments to ensure safe social distancing amid the then-emerging COVID-19 pandemic. Services will remain fully virtual throughout academic year 2020-2021.

In lieu of drop-in center hours, cadets may schedule one-hour individual and group Zoom sessions via The Passport, with most subjects supported up to seven days per week.

Basic Instructions for Requesting Appointments

Passport Navigate (Mobile App)
1. Select Appointments
2. Select Tutoring
3. Choose subject
4. Choose date and time
5. Select Confirm Appointment

The Passport (Desktop Version)
1. Select Schedule an Appointment
2. Select Tutoring Appointment
3. Choose subject
4. Choose location (select Student Engagement & Academic Support)
5. Choose tutor, date, and time
6. Review and confirm appointment

Supplemental Instruction

Cadets enrolled in select major gateway courses with historically high difficulty or failure rates may attend regularly scheduled group study sessions to improve their comprehension and likelihood of passing successfully. As with tutoring, group study will occur virtually.

Sessions generally consist of reviewing materials and notes, guided practice activities, and test preparation. Session leaders previously completed, and will attend as often as possible, the courses they support and will provide their Zoom links during class or via Brightspace.

Courses supported during Spring 2021 include:

CHE105 (Prof. Moradmand)

Thursdays, 1900-2000

CHE105 (Prof. Yip)

Thursdays, 2000-2100

CHE210 (Prof. Runyon)

Mondays, 1800-1900

OCN110 (Prof. Parker)

Mondays, 1900-2000
Wednesdays, 1700-1800
Wednesdays, 1900-2000
Sundays, 1500-1600

OCN210 (Prof. Cifuentes-Lorenzen)

Mondays, 1300-1400
Wednesdays, 1000-1100

In-Class & Laboratory Tutoring

The following courses offer in-class and laboratory tutoring support to assist faculty members with moderating discussions and activities and cadets as they complete important projects. Tutors will provide their Zoom links during class or via Brightspace.

Courses supported during Spring 2021 include:

ET370L (Prof. Chang-Siu)

Section 1: Thursdays, 0900-1050
Section 2: Fridays, 1000-1150
Section 4: Thursdays, 1630-1830

ET370L (Prof. Clyatt)

Section 3: Tuesdays, 0700-0950

EGL100 (Prof. Marocchino)

(Coming Soon!)

EGL300 (Prof. Marocchino)


(Coming Soon!)

Writing Tutoring

Writing tutors will provide cadets helpful suggestions to conceptualize, draft, and revise content to meet the expectations of essay and other writing assignments.

To maintain cadets' ownership of ideas and efforts, tutors will not proofread or copyedit cadets' writing or guarantee grades.

Future Tutors & SI Leaders

Interested in tutoring? Complete the online Cal Maritime Tutoring Services Application (only current cadets enrolled full-time eligible for consideration).

Minimum Qualifications

  • Demonstrated content area knowledge with minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Successful completion of all courses supported with minimum B+ grade
  • Positive faculty recommendations for each subject/course supported
  • SI Leaders: Availability to regularly attend all courses supported