offers 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
Autumn Quarter lasts for only 10 weeks (September 22nd - December 5th),
we ask that you not sign up if you anticipate missing more than 1 week due
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.
forms will go live at Friday, September 12th at 8:30AM 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 student not assigned to a
one-on-one tutor, but we encourage you to sign up for both.