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Tips to Improve Study Skills
  • Develop a study routine, each day and throughout the week.
  • Always try and study at the same place and the same time.
  • Keep a daily “to-do” list
  • Choose one or two places where you can study regularly.
  • Set goals for yourself.
  • Do your reading assignments before the material is discussed in class.
  • Note-taking is also a skill that can be learned, such as Cornell note taking.
  • When it comes to long assignments or projects, it is important NOT to wait until the last minute.
  • No cramming the night before tests! Space out your studying and get enough sleep the night before.


How-To-Study Study skills are crucial to succeed in school.  This will help you with time management, listening and note-taking, organization, test anxiety, memory, textbook reading and more.
Quizlet  A fantastic free online study guide that's fun to use.  You can create online flashcards, study for tests, practice your SAT, study with friends and there's a mobile app, too.
Grammarly This will check our grammar and spelling online before you turn in your work.  Just paste and copy into the site and it will help you look your best in print.  It also checks for plagiarism before you get into trouble.
Algebra Got pesky algebra problems that won't go away?  This site has free tutors and even a place where you can enter your problem and get a solution.  It's genius!
Khan Academy Learn for free about math, art, computer programming, economics, physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, finance, history, and more. Khan Academy is a non-profit educational organization created in 2006 by educator Salman "Sal" Khan with the aim of providing a "free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere".

Tutoring/Study Skills


Welcome to the THS tutoring page. We strive to provide students with multiple ways to achieve academic success. Part of this is recognizing that some students need additional assistance outside of class time.
As a first step to receiving academic support - be sure to contact your teacher via Canvas to gain feedback, ask clarifying questions, and prepare for tests & quizzes.
PAPER Online Tutoring
We are excited to announce a new FREE ONLINE TUTORING PROGRAM called PAPER. It is available to all students in CUSD, 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Students will log on through Clever where they will see all of their classes much like they do in Canvas.  Students will click the class they need help with and a live multilingual tutor will become available within 30 seconds for a tutoring session.  The sessions takes place through a chat function (similarly to texting) with students either uploading their math problem, essay, science lab, assignment or homework or simply asking questions and chatting with the tutor.  Tutors will NOT give answers to students, but will instead coach them to solve problems or give suggestions on how to improve their work.  For more information on this service click this link here to view a recorded information session from Paper.
Mission Viejo Public Library 
The Mission Viejo Library has subscribed to a new service called (a service of The Princeton Review) to provide live, one-on-one tutors to assist students and adult learners. This service is free to use with your Mission Viejo Library card. With students are able to:
  • Ask a question or get help with a specific assignment.
  • Work one-on-one with a live tutor. Live one-to-one help is available every day from 10:00am to 12:00am PST.
  • Submit a paper for review.
  • Screen share an assignment.
Revolution Prep
Capistrano Unified School District has partnered with Revolution Prep, a nation-wide leader in online academic tutoring and test preparation to provide 5 hours of academic tutoring for $1 to support our families as we continue the hybrid learning model through the fall semester. Since 2012, Revolution Prep has employed full-time, professional tutors delivering more than one million hours of instruction exclusively online. Their Tutoring program gives students access to support in more than 40 academic K-12 subjects in small groups of up to 3 students.  To enroll, please visit Revolution Prep 
CSU, Fullerton College of Education
Cal State Fullerton is offering a free Virtual Tutoring program for students. The College of Education at California State University, Fullerton has created a free virtual tutoring program for the 1st-12th grade. Tutoring includes math, science, language arts, and social studies. In addition, the program has tutors who can tutor students who are taking high school Spanish or French, and students who are participating in dual immersion programs. Students/Parents may use this link above to sign up for a date, time, and subject area.
The Learn to Be Foundation
The Learn to Be Foundation is a nonprofit created to enrich students through free online tutoring. Students interact with a tutor through audio and digital chalkboards. Sessions are available from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and subjects include math, language arts and sciences. 
Guidance Office 
Additional student tutor list are available in the Guidance office.
Private Tutors 
There are a number of private companies that offer tutoring services. Also, retired and current teachers offer tutoring and will advertise their services. Web search engines is how you can find these private tutors. 


Need extra help understanding math concepts in algebra?  Math Professor Larry Perez at Saddleback College put together a GREAT website, Algebra2go, to be used as a resource for students who need that extra push!!!  Got pesky algebra problems that won't go away?  This site has free tutors and even a place where you can enter your problem and get a solution.  It's genius.


Free after-school tutoring is offered by Tesoro High School students who are also members of the National Honors Society.
National Honors Society students are ready to help you for free with any subject on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 3:15 PM - 4:00 PM in the Library. Stop by. No appointment needed. 
NHS members tutor a minimum of three hours per semester as part of their service to the THS community as well as maintain a minimum 3.75 weighted GPA each semester in order to remain in "good standing" with the National Honors Society. They must have exceptional character, leadership ability, and moral integrity.


The EDGE, a Saddleback College Community Education program, offers classes of academic enhancement in a high-interest student learning environment. Teachers empower students through exciting activities, academic rigor, and creative lessons. The EDGE equips students with the essential confidence and skills to achieve their full potential. Academic support summer classes are offered in reading, writing, and math (Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2).
To learn more, visit Saddleback College's Community Education page.