Tutoring & Academic Skills Center

TASC is the Tutoring and Academic Skills Center. The mission of TASC is to support independent study habits and sustainable learning for all students at College of the Desert.  This is accomplished by providing the academic support and tools that empower individuals to take charge of their goals.  TASC labs can be found at all major sites for College of the Desert.

These resources include: 

  • Peer tutors for general subjects
  • Tutor and staff support with writing and math
  • Computer lab space for coursework and research
  • 24/7 Online tutoring access (with synchronous subjects) through Smarthinking
  • Helpful, friendly staff  

When students use our drop-in tutoring program, they will now be enrolled in “ASC 300: Supervised Tutoring.” Supervised tutoring “courses” are common at many community colleges. Here’s some general information:

  • Students do not need to do anything extra beyond working with a tutor.
  • The course will be listed on students’ transcripts as “ASC 300, Supervised Tutoring.”
  • This is a free, pass/no pass, zero-unit course. In order to receive a passing grade, students need to work with a tutor (as they’re already doing by working with you on Zoom).
  • This course enables the TASC to better track student tutoring usage, which in turn is helpful for our funding.
  • If student have questions, please refer them to a tutoring coordinator.

We want to collaborate with you for your success. Stop by any of the five TASC locations listed below, and let's get started!

Palm Desert Campus (PDC)
TASC Main Line: 760.773.2557

TASC - Hilb Building
Lower and Second Floors
43500 Monterey Avenue
Palm Desert, CA 92260

Regular Term Lab Hours: Check the website for services and office hour updates.

Computer and Language Lab Hours

Monday-Thursday    8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday                     8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday-Sunday     Closed

Tutoring Center Hours PDC
Tutor Coordinator Phone

Monday-Thursday    10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday                     10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday-Sunday     Closed

Indio (EVC) TASC Lab
760.346.8041, Ext. 5382

Room 205
45524 Oasis Street
Indio, CA 92201

Monday-Thursday    8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday                     8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday                 9:00 am -  2:00 pm
Sunday                   Closed

Mecca-Thermal (MTC) TASC Lab

TASC Lab Room C3
61120 Buchanan Street
Mecca, CA 92254

Monday-Thursday    8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday-Sunday         Closed

Palm Springs Temporary Campus (PSTC) Learning Resource Center
TASC Representation

PSO6 Learning Resource Lab
1300 East Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262

Monday-Thursday    8:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday – Sunday      Closed

Wenzlaff Educational Center (DHS) TASC Representation 

Student Services
Edward Wenzlaff Education Center
11625 West Drive
Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240

Monday-Thursday    9:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday-Sunday         Closed