Tutoring will begin on September 16.

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
Contact: languages@sandiego.edu

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 may opt for 1 unit of credit, which covers 1 hour per week of tutoring and two mandatory meetings with faculty along with homework and/or administrative paperwork.

The unit counts as a general elective toward graduation, but does not count toward our majors or minors.

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).

Tutors are required to sign in and out each day they work using the computer in the Commons. No one may do this for someone else.

The application will be posted here as soon as it is available. Please complete each section and return the application to Dr. Iñigo Yanguas (Founders 121). If you are not on campus, you may scan and e-mail it to languages@sandiego.edu (write "tutor app" in the subject line), or fax it to 619-260-4190.

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

Contact Us

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

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Founders Hall 121
5998 Alcalá Park
San Diego, CA 92110