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Department of

Languages and Literatures

Tutoring | Fall 2014
Rigsby Language and Culture Commons
September 17-December 12 (Closed during fall and Thanksgiving breaks)

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

Want to tutor?

Need a tutor?

Volunteers may opt for 1 unit of credit, which covers 1 hour per week of tutoring and several mandatory trainings/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.

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. 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 and write "tutor app" in the subject line, or fax it to 619-260-4190.


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. appointments aren'T taken. 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 RLCC (Founders 123).

Tutoring will begin on Wednesday, September 17.

Tutor Language & Level Available on   
Karam Arabic 101, 201 Tuesdays 10:00-11:00  
Sarah Chinese 101-294 Tuesdays 9:00-10:00  
Serena Chinese 101-294 Wednesdays 1:00-2:00 Note new time!
Zhenxiao Chinese 101-294 Wednesdays 3:30-4:30  
Xiaoye Chinese 101-294 Thursdays 10:45-11:45  
Katelyn French 101-201 Tuesdays 2:15-3:15  
Lauren French 101-202 Wednesdays 1:00-2:00  
Viktoria German 101, 201 Tuesdays 3:00-4:00  
David Italian 101-302 Tuesdays 10:00-1:00


Charli Japanese 101-201 Mondays 2:30-3:30  
Maggie C Japanese 101-201 Fridays 10:00-11:00  
Alyssa Spanish 101-202 Mondays 1:15-2:15  
Alec Spanish 101-305 Wednesdays 2:30-3:30  
Maggie W Spanish 101-202 Thursdays 2:15-3:15  
Maricruz Spanish 101-102 Thursdays 3:00-4:00  
Rachyl Spanish 101-305 Thursdays 5:30-6:30