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Tutoring and Academic Skills - TCC OER Subject Guide: OER starting points

This guide compiles starting points for OER and freely available resources for Tutoring and Academic Skills topics. This OER subject guide was created for TCC faculty and staff and reflects TCC credit, continuing education, and corrections course offerings. The purpose of this guide is to help staff and faculty more easily find and review OER in their areas so that they can make decisions about quality, accuracy, relevancy, and potential use.

OER starting points for Tutoring and Academic Skills, by topic and material type

Peer tutoring and support

Textbooks, courses, and readers:

Writing and reading skills

Textbooks, courses, and readers:

Related OER subject guides:

College success skills

Textbooks, courses, and readers:

Related OER subject guides:

Research skills

For OER on research skills, please explore the Research Skills OER Subject Guide, linked below:

TCC tutoring resources

Culturally responsive and inclusive pedagogy

The Culturally Responsive and Inclusive Pedagogy OER Subject Guide, linked below, provides a starting point for OER professional development and curricular materials relating to issues of equity, diversity, and inclusion; trauma-informed practices; and culturally responsive, inclusive, and anti-racist pedagogy and practices. This guide includes concepts and keywords; TCC OEDI resources; introductory and more in-depth professional development resources (toolkits, guides, etc.); curriculum resources (activities, assignments, etc.); OER and EDI rubrics; instructional design; accessibility; as well as EDI-focused OER in different disciplines across the curriculum, including College Success and Research Skills. 

Related guides for FACULTY/STAFF

Related guides for STUDENTS

How to add to this guide

Please provide feedback!

Email your OER librarian at with any suggestions, additions -- even deletions! -- in order to improve this OER subject guide for TCC faculty and staff.

How does this guide incorporate TCC faculty/staff feedback?

When TCC faculty and staff provide recommendations or feedback about specific resources on this guide, these personalized TCC comments are added in "more..." drop-down links below the specific resource(s).

Here's an example of a "more..." link below a resource:

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When you click the "more..." link, then the personalized comment appears below. So when you see a "more..." drop-down link, please click it and see what your fellow TCC faculty members have shared!

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Except where otherwise noted, the content in this guide was compiled by Jennifer Snoek-Brown, Tacoma Community College Library, and is licensed under a CC BY SA 4.0 license.

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