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QuickStart Guide: SAC Writing Center Online Tutoring

Online Tutoring

Online Tutoring Instructions

San Antonio College Writing Center:

Writer Procedures for Online Tutoring

At least 24 hrs in advance:

  1. (If you have not done so already.) Make an appointment, either by phone by calling 210-486-1433, or in person at Gonzalez Hall 203. Be sure to specify that you are making this appointment for an online session.

  2. Email your assignment sheet and/or rubric and the document you wish to work on in the session to

  3. If you do not already have a Google account, create one.

See instructions at the end of this document for more information.

Note: It is highly recommended that you use the Google Chrome Internet browser.

The day of your appointment:

  1. Gather all relevant materials before your session.

At minimum please have the document you are working on (essay, draft, report, letter, resume, etc.) and any information you were provided with regarding the assignment. Additionally, it is highly recommended that you also gather additional class resources (the textbook, your notes, etc.) and any external sources you are using for the assignment (books, articles, recordings, etc.).

  1. Log in to Google Hangouts.

See instructions at the end of the document for more information.

  1. Call the Writing Center 10 minutes before your session is scheduled to begin to notify us you are ready for your appointment.

  2. Wait for your tutor to invite you to a Hangout conversation.

On the Google Hangout page, click on the image of the three dots on the left under the image of the phone. Then, click on “Invites” and wait to see an invite from your tutor. The option to accept or decline an invite will be in the bottom right corner of your screen.

  1. Have a good session!


Creating a Google account:

  1. Follow the following link:

Note: If you already have an existing email address you wish to use, proceed to step 2. If not, skip and proceed directly to step 3.

  1. Underneath the box that says “Choose your username”, find the text that reads “I prefer to use my current email address” and click on it.

  2. Enter all required information.

  3. Follow the on-screen instructions to completion.

To access Google Hangouts:

  1. Log into a Google service.

  2. Find the icon made up of a small grid of white squares in the upper right hand corner of the window and click it.

  3. Click “More” on the drop down menu.

  4. Find and select the icon of a green speech bubble containing a quotation mark labeled “Hangouts”.


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