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Language and Orientation Tutoring Program

Sponsored by the Vice Provost for Graduate Education

Note: This free tutoring service is not part of the EFS Program and is only available for regular Stanford graduate students. Summer visitors, postdocs, undergraduates, and visiting scholars are not eligible.

LOT offers both one-on-one tutoring and conversation group tutoring. A description of the two kinds of tutoring can be found below.

As a participant in one-on-one tutoring, you will be assigned a highly qualified tutor to meet with for one hour per week for the duration of a quarter at no cost to yourself. You may use this hour to practice your conversation skills, work on writing abstracts or grant proposals with your tutor's assistance, ask questions about American university culture, etc.


As a participant in a LOT conversation pair, you will be assigned to a group consisting of two tutees and one highly qualified tutor for one hour per week for the duration of Winter Quarter at no cost to yourself. The conversation groups focus primarily on building oral communication skills.


We know that graduate student life can be hectic, so please only sign up for the program if your schedule will allow you to take full advantage your meetings.


LOT signups are closed for Winter 2016:  new signups will be available toward the end of that quarter.  For further information or to be placed on the email list for future announcements, contact the LOT Program Coordinator, Anne Burke.

Updated November 19, 2015, by Phil Hubbard