Tutoring begins on February 14, 2020.

Tutoring is available each semester to USD students enrolled in lower-division language classes as well as upper-division conversation or composition courses, which can be found on the Languages Tutoring Resources page.

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 Hall, Room 123

Contact: languages@sandiego.edu

Phone Number: (619) 260-4070

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 (201) language core curriculum requirement (by having completed the class, passed the competency exam, or received a Waiver of Requirement [due to native proficiency]).

We will enroll all tutors for 1 unit of tutoring credit (required). The unit is a general elective; it counts toward graduation, but does not count toward our majors or minors or the International Business major.

The course requirements are:

  • one hour per week of tutoring
  • two mandatory meetings with the Director of Tutoring (students who tutored last semester are exempted from the first meeting)
  • homework
  • administrative work on each day of tutoring: signing in and out, completing a brief report using the computer in Founders 121, and directing the tutored student(s) to complete the same.


Note that the application packet contains four pages: the introduction to be retained by the applicant, the 2-page application and the Add/Drop Form that are to be submitted no later than 5 p.m. on February 11, 2020.

You may email the application to languages@sandiego.edu or deliver it to Founders 121.