Language and Orientation Tutoring
Sponsored by the Vice Provost for Graduate Education
Sign up Monday, March 2 at 9:00AM
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. Please see the announcement from the LOT
both one-on-one tutoring and conversation group tutoring. A description of
the two kinds of tutoring can be found below.
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 Autumn 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.
participant in a LOT conversation group, you will be assigned to a
group consisting of three tutees and one highly qualified tutor for one hour
per week for the duration of Autumn Quarter at no cost to yourself. Groups
will meet for the first 9 weeks of the quarter and in the final week
participants will have the option of attending an end-of-quarter mixer for
all conversation group participants and tutors. 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. Since
Spring Quarter lasts for only 10 weeks (March
30th - June 3rd), we ask that you not sign up if you anticipate
missing more than 1 week due to travel.
Below are the links
for the signup forms, but please note that if you go to the sign-up forms before
they are officially open, you will receive an error message.
The sign-up forms will
go live at Monday, March 2nd at 9:00AM
and will remain open until we reach a full cohort of 100 students
with a wait-list of 15 students (for one-on-one tutoring) and 15 students with a
wait-list of 9 students (for conversation group tutoring). In the
interest of fairness, participation will be first-come, first-served with
priority given to new participants and to returning participants who have
demonstrated a high level of commitment during previous quarters. Special
priority will be given to conversation group students not assigned to a
one-on-one tutor, but we encourage you to sign up for both.
Please note, again,
that if you
click on the link before Monday morning,
you will reach an error message telling you that the form is turned off.
For further information or to be placed on
the email list for future announcements, contact the LOT Program
Coordinator, Patricia Valderrama.
Updated February 23, 2015, by