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Welcome to the Western eTutoring Consortium!

Directions for your First Login

  • Username: Your MiraCosta SURF ID (same username as SURF and Blackboard/Canvas)
  • Password: changeme
    Make sure you sign in as a student.
  • Please update your account profile, including choosing a new password. 
  • Finally, please read and accept the eTutoring Terms and Conditions by checking the “I agree to all terms and conditions” box at the bottom of the page. 
  • Once this process is complete, click on one of the eTutoring services on the welcome page to begin!
  • For any login problems, see the Tech Support section below.

Subjects Available

  • Accounting
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Biology
  • Calculus
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science (Java & C++ only)
  • Economics
  • Math (Developmental through Trigonometry)
  • Microsoft Office
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Spanish
  • Statistics
  • Web Development (HTML, CSS, and WordPress)
  • Writing (note: MiraCosta offers its own online writing video feedback service)

Student Evaluation of Services Survey

Following the completion of each session on eTutoring, you will receive an email from asking you to click on a link and fill out a two-question survey on your eTutoring experience.  Please take a few moments to provide this important feedback.

eTutoring Services

Live Tutoring via Zoom allows you to meet with a tutor in one-on-one tutoring sessions via a fully interactive, virtual online environment. Live sessions are offered in every subject.

eQuestions allow you to leave a specific question for an eTutor, who will respond within 48 hours (but usually sooner). eQuestions may be submitted for any subject area in the list above.

The Writing Lab allows you to submit a draft of your paper to a tutor, ask for specific feedback, and receive a tutor's response within 24-48 hours. (note: MiraCosta offers its own online writing video feedback service)

Please Note

If you choose Live tutoring, colored tutor icons will show which tutors are online.  Click on the icon you wish to “chat” with.  If a tutor isn’t available for Live tutoring, you can leave the tutors an eQuestion.

Weekly Tutor Schedules are available in the lower right hand side of the welcome page.

Tech Support:

If you are unable to log in, it is likely that you need to update your email address in SURF, or that you have registered for classes recently and your eTutoring account needs to be updated. To help solve login problems, please contact Jim Julius, Faculty Director of Online Education at MiraCosta at 760-795-6745 or and provide your first & last names, SURF user ID, and password you are using to access eTutoring.

If you have other technical issues while using eTutoring, go to where you'll find a support request form.