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Tutoring

Tutoring is offered each semester through the department for students enrolled in Spanish and Portuguese courses at SDSU.

What are the tutoring sessions for?

The main goal of these sessions is for students to be able to explore problems and clarify doubts by engaging in productive conversations with a peer tutor. Sessions should be taken as an opportunity to discuss issues, develop new learning strategies, and practice various aspects of the target language.

What is a tutoring session not for?

Peer tutors are not responsible for "teachingĀ· any particular course content Furthermore; it is best if sessions do not focus on simply correcting or proofreading work. Peer tutors are not responsible for "improving" assignments or "'eliminating errorsĀ· Peer tutors offer suggestions and advice. They are not responsible for the quality of students' work or grades they might receive in their classes.

How can students attend a session?

Sessions are open to all undergraduate students taking Spanish courses (lower and upper division) at SDSU. Sessions can be attended on a drop-in "basis according to peer tutor availability {see weekly schedule above). Tutoring sessions are limited to 20 minutes.

Who are the tutors?

Tutors are undergraduate students whose work is to help fellow students, i.e., peer tutors. Even though they are not language experts or professional tutors, they are students who have successfully learned a language and/or completed Spanish courses in our Department and, thus, can offer help or advise to fellow students. Interested in being a tutor? Please see our employment page for more information.

Where and when is tutoring?


Apply To Be a Tutor

Each semester the department hires students for Tutor positions. Tutors are undergraduate students whose work is to help fellow students, i.e., peer tutors. Even though they are not language experts or professional tutors, they are students who have successfully learned a language and/or completed courses in our Department and, thus, can offer help or advise to fellow students.        

Students who wish to be considered for a tutoring position are required to fill out an application. Please visit the department office (AL 134) to fill out and/or turn in applications.

 

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