Tutoring will begin on February 10.

Tutoring is available each semester to USD students enrolled in lower-division language classes as well as upper-division conversation or composition courses.

Courses Tutored: Languages 101, 102 and 201. (Tutoring may be available for 202 and upper-division writing and conversation courses.)
Location: Rigsby Language and Culture Commons, Founders 123

Need a tutor?

The focus of the tutoring program is on students enrolled at USD in Language 101 through 201. Tutors with advanced skills may also assist students enrolled in 202 and upper-division courses in conversation or composition.

Tutors may not write your papers or oral presentations or do extensive revisions. However, they may assist with:

  • The organization and proofreading of papers you have already spell-checked.
  • Grammatical concepts
  • Vocabulary building
  • Conversation
  • Brain-storming ideas for oral presentations
  • Rehearsing oral presentations

All tutors are available to walk-ins on a first-come, first-served basis. We do not make appointments.


  • Tutors are only available at the times below.
  • Tutoring takes place in the Rigsby Language and Culture Commons (Founders 123).

See Tutoring Schedule.

Want to tutor?

Volunteers must have fulfilled the third semester (Lang 201) core curriculum requirement, whether by completing the class, passing the competency exam exam, or receiving a Waiver of Requirement (due to native proficiency).

All tutors will be enrolled by us for 1 unit of tutoring credit (required). The unit covers 1 hour per week of tutoring and two mandatory meetings with faculty along with homework and/or administrative paperwork. It counts as a general elective toward graduation, but does not count toward our majors or minors.

Tutors are required to sign in and out each day they work and to fill out a brief report using the computer in Founders 121. No one may do this for someone else.

APPLICATION (A link will be posted in August.  You may either scan and e-mail the application and Add/Drop form to or deliver them to Founders 121 when you return to campus. Be sure an keep the first page which will contain meeting dates and other important information.)

Department of Languages, Cultures and Literatures
College of Arts and Sciences

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Phone: (619) 260-4070
Fax: (619) 260-4190

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5998 Alcalá Park
San Diego, CA 92110