Conversation Tutor Program
All lower-division language students are required to meet for one hour a week (outside of class time) for ten weeks in a group session with a tutor who is a native or near-native speaker of the target language. This is not simply a conversation hour; it is supplemental class time in a more relaxed and individualized context. Once again, your attendance and participation are essential for these meetings and your grade in the class will be based on both.
The tutoring program provides a unique opportunity for students to speak the target language with more frequency and less anxiety than in a traditional classroom setting. It is designed to reinforce what the students have learned in class. We also hope that these sessions will lay the groundwork for meaningful cross-cultural exchange between students and tutors, who may come from different backgrounds but who usually belong to the same approximate age group.
Peer Tutor Program
Peer tutors are available to students who need extra one-on-one help in addition to the help they will receive during instructor office hours. Peer tutors can assist students in improving study skills. They will, of course, not proofread homework or edit papers.
Students wishing to take advantage of this service must seek the referral of the instructor. Once such a referral has been made, a tutor will be assigned to the student for the semester.
FRENCH AND SPANISH TUTORS ONLY:
The Learning & Writing
Center provides peer tutors for students enrolled in all levels of
French and Spanish. This service is
free to all USF students and includes individual and group tutoring
appointments. Students should consult their instructor first before
seeking outside help.
The Learning & Writing Center: Cowell Hall, Room 227; 415-422-6713; www.usfca.edu/lwc
How to book an appointment on TutorTrac:
1. Log into
USF Connect and navigate to the Student tab
2. Scroll all the way to
the bottom to the box that says USF Tutors
3. Click on the link to
4. Log in with your USF username and password
5. Click on the Search
6. From the Center drop-down menu select
7. Search by course by selecting from the
8. Click on the Search button
9. Select an appointment from the schedule on the right by clicking on
(If a drop-in availability block you can simply
visit the tutor at that time and location)
10. In the pop-up window
hit the Save button and then close.
You will receive a confirmation email of your appointment. If
there are no tutors available for a course please contact us at
415-422-6713 or in Cowell 227.
Specialized tutors are
available for students with learning disabilities enrolled in French and
Spanish courses at USF. If you have, or suspect you
have, a disability for which your are or may be requesting an
you are encouraged to contact both your instructor and either Student
Disability Services at 422-6876, or the Disability Related Services
office at 422-2613
as early as possible in the semester.