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Academic Services & Tutoring

Academic Services & Tutoring

Tutoring & Academic Support Center (TASC)

Oceanside, Building 1200: 760.795.6682
Community Learning Center, Learning Commons: 760.795.8724

The Tutoring and Academic Support Center (TASC) is committed to enhancing student retention and success by providing assistance to students through innovative academic support services. Full- and part-time students enrolled at MiraCosta College are eligible to use these services free of charge. We have a great group of peer tutors and academic success coaches ready to assist students reach their academic potential.

TASC assists students by providing individual and group tutoring, supplemental learning assistance (embedded tutoring, academic success coaching), student success workshops, and self-help materials. Services are available during day and evening hours at the Community Learning Center and Oceanside campuses. We provide on-ground and online services. Please visit our website for specific links tied to our online services. Sí, se puede!

Math Learning Center (MLC)

Oceanside, Building 1200 (first floor): 760.795.6732
San Elijo, Building 100 (first floor): 760.757.2121, x7748
Community Learning Center, Learning Commons: 760.757.2121, x8843

The Math Learning Center (MLC) supports MiraCosta math and statistics students through a variety of online and on-ground services. Services are free of charge and include drop-in and appointment tutoring; help with homework for individuals or groups; computers to allow students to work with online homework systems; and course material, textbook, calculator, and chess-set checkout (for use only in the MLC at the Oceanside and San Elijo Campuses). MLC services are available weekdays and Sundays, with in-person hours at each campus. Friendly and welcoming staff provide tutoring online through Zoom. They also host pre-term prep workshops and provide review sessions and embedded tutors for certain math courses. Visit the website to meet the MLC team, find helpful links to book an online or on-ground appointment, and see the availability of tutors for unscheduled online or on-ground drop-in sessions. Free math help--what could be better! 

Writing Center

Oceanside, Building 1200 (first floor) 760.795.6861
San Elijo, Building 100 (first floor):  760.757.2121, x7822
Community Learning Center​, Learning Commons: 760.757.2121, x8844

The Writing Center is for all writers and readers, whether you are an advanced writer looking for a second opinion or a beginning writer just developing your skills. Perhaps you are plagued by grammar issues, have trouble with assigned reading, or need to practice a speech or group presentation for class. Whatever your writing, reading, and speaking goals, the Writing Center is the place for you! When it's time to write those transfer and scholarship essays, Writing Center staff can help with those too. 

The Writing Center is open in-person at all three campus sites and provides online services, including forty-five Zoom appointments. You can submit a paper and get a short video with feedback, and you can even connect with a writing coach in a Live Online Center in real time. 

Feel free to write in the center and get input as needed--no appointment necessary. Even better, Writing Center services are free of charge! Visit the website to find hours for live services, in-person and online, as well as the direct links to the center's online services.

STEM Learning Center

Oceanside, Building 1200 (first floor): 760.795.6732
San Elijo, Building 100 (first floor): 760.757.2121, x7748

The Nordson Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Learning Centers at the Oceanside and San Elijo Campuses provide free tutoring for students enrolled in chemistry, physics, biology, biotechnology, physical science, computer science, and other science courses. In addition to spaces for drop-in and appointment tutoring, the centers provide independent and group study areas, computer equipment and software, reference materials and textbook resources, as well as equipment including microscopes, slide sets, anatomy and chemistry models, and scientific calculators. Friendly and welcoming staff also provide tutoring online through Zoom and host STEM workshops for TEAS prep and exam prep sessions. Visit the website to meet the incredible team, find helpful links to book an online or on-ground appointment, and see the availability of tutors for unscheduled online or on-ground drop-in sessions. The STEM Learning Center staff are here for you!

Campus Locations

MiraCosta Community Learning Center

1831 Mission Avenue
Oceanside, CA 92058
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MiraCosta Oceanside Campus Building

1 Barnard Drive
Oceanside, CA 92056
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MiraCosta San Elijo Campus

3333 Manchester Avenue
Cardiff, CA 92007
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MiraCosta Technology Career Institute Building

2075 Las Palmas Drive
Carlsbad, CA 92011
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