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All currently registered students have access to free online tutoring through the Western eTutoring consortium.

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1. Make sure you log in as “student.”

2. Username: Your COD username

If your COD email is, your username is "johngoodstudent"

3. Password: Cod + date of birth in MMDDYY format

For example, if your birthday is January 31, 1983, your initial password is: Cod013183

4. You will now be asked to update your account profile. You may change your password at this time. If you choose to change your password, we suggest that you make it the same as your myCOD password, to make it easy to remember. (Make sure you write down the new password!)

5. Read and accept eTutoring Terms and conditions by checking the “I agree to all terms and conditions” box at the bottom of the page. 


1. Make sure you log in as “student.”

2. Enter your COD username and the password you created.


Login Support

If you are having trouble logging in with your COD username and password --

Login support is ONLY available during the TASC Palm Desert's regular business hours, Monday-Thursday 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., and Friday 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. We are CLOSED on weekends and school holidays, so keep in mind that if you email on the weekend, you will not get a response until the next business day. For login help, email and make sure to include your full name, student ID number, and COD username.


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  • Web Development
  • Writing

DISCLAIMER: Although all tutors are trained in their subject areas, they come from the Consortium's member schools, which means that you may be working with a non-COD tutor.  As with all tutoring, we urge you to actively participate in your learning process by asking questions and by clarifying particular assignment requriements with your instructor.



The Online Writing Lab allows you to submit a draft of your paper to a tutor, ask for specific feedback, and receive your work back with a tutor's response within 24-48 hours. 

Live Tutoring via eChat allows you to meet with a tutor in one-on-one tutoring sessions in a fully interactive, virtual environment. Live sessions are offered for all subjects except Writing.

  • Please note: If you choose eChat, colored tutor icons will show which tutors are online.  Click on the icon you wish to “chat” with.  Your browser must be set to allow pop-ups in order for eChat to work. If a tutor isn’t available for eChat, you can leave a message using eQuestions.

eQuestions allows you to leave a specific question for an eTutor, who will respond within 48 hours (but usually sooner). eQuestions may be submitted for any of the subject areas covered.


After your 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.


If you need technical assistance that does not have to do with logging in, go to, where you'll find tech support's hours and phone number as well as access to Live Support via online chat.

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