Language and Orientation Tutoring
Sponsored by the Vice Provost for Graduate Education
Sign up Wednesday, August 12 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 (September 21-December 4), 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
Conversation group tutoring:
The sign-up forms will go live at
Wednesday, August 12 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 10 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
Wednesday 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
Updated August 4, 2015, by