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Department of

Languages, Cultures and Literatures

Tutoring | Fall 2015
Rigsby Language and Culture Commons

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

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The focus of the tutoring program is on students enrolled at USD in Language 101, 102 and 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-shecked.
 — 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. IF A GIVEN TUTOR IS OCCUPIED, YOU MAY HAVE TO WAIT 15-20 MINUTES TO BE SEEN.

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

The deadline for applications for fall 2015 has passed, but we are accepting them for spring 2016.

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 waiver of 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.

Application (form available soon). Please complete each section and return the application to Dr. IƱigo Yanguas (Founders 121). If you are not on campus, you may scan and e-mail it to (write "tutor app" in the subject line), or fax it to 619-260-4190.


Tutoring will begin on September 16.

Tutor Language & Levels Available on  
Anas Arabic 101, 201 Wednesday 2:30-3:30 New day and time. 9/29/15
Rashad Arabic 101, 201 Tuesday 2:45-3:45  
Ya Chinese 101, 102 Monday 10:00-11:00  
Chenru Chinese 101, 102 Monday 11:00-12:00  
Xiaoqi Chinese 201 Tuesday 10:00-11:00  
Le Chinese 201 Tuesday 11:00-12:00  
Yuxin Chinese 101, 102 Wednesday 12:00-1:00  
Yaobo Chinese 201 Wednesday 1:30-2:30  
Xiaofei Chinese 201 Wednesday 3:00-4:00  
Casey Chinese 201 Thursday 11:00-12:00  
Yating Chinese 101-201 Thursday 2:15-3:15  
Yuke Chinese 201 Thursday 2:30-3:30  
Joyce Chinese 101, 102 Friday 10:30-11:30  
Katelyn French 101-201 Monday 12:30-1:30  
Henri French all levels Wednesday 2:15-3:15  
Indira French 101-201 Thursday 2:30-3:30  
Ambra Italian 101-201 Tuesday 2:30-3:30  
Elena Italian all levels Friday 9:00-10:00  
Jennifer Japanese 101, 201 Monday 3:30-4:30 new! 9/22/15
Yosuke Japanese 101, 201 Monday 4:45-5:45  
Drogin Japanese 101, 201 Tuesday 3:00-4:00 new! 9/29/15
Andrea Spanish 101-301 Monday 1:30-2:30  
Elizabeth Spanish 101-202 Monday 6:00-7:00  
Connor Spanish 101-304 Tuesday 2:30-3:30  
Camille Spanish 101-201 Tuesday 5:30-6:30  
Theresa Spanish 101-201 Wednesday 11:00-12:00