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Language and Writing Program

The OASIS Language and Writing Program (LWP) includes free individual tutoring sessions and workshops for:

  • All registered undergraduate students for whom English is not their first language
  • All students enrolled in SDCC 1 and SDCC 4, regardless of their first language
  • Students in some foreign language classes

LWP services

The OASIS Language and Writing Program offers services in a wide range of disciplines, with emphasis on the Six College writing programs.

Services include:

  • Weekly workshops for students enrolled in SDCC 1 or 4, which generally include composition, text analysis, grammar, and practice of writing as you prepare for the ELWR exam.
  • Weekly workshops for DOC (TMC writing sequence), where you'll discuss reading, analyze text, and review the steps involved in argumentative/ analytical writing.
  • Individual tutoring provided by knowledgeable, highly trained tutors who have already taken the class or specialize in a given discipline.
  • Individual grammar sessions.
  • Assistance during the entire writing process from interpreting a prompt to polishing a final draft.
  • Verbal and writing practice sessions in some foreign languages.

Sign up for a workshop

To apply for SDCC and /or DOC workshops:

  • Come to OASIS (Center Hall, 3rd floor) and visit the LWP Lobby (enter OASIS doors E&F) to pick up an application.
  • Check out the workshop times during week 10 of every quarter (for the following quarter).
  • Complete a workshop application during week 1 of every quarter (for current quarter).
  • Be sure to bring a copy of your current weekly schedule to help you accurately fill out the workshop application(s).
  • All LWP workshops begin week 2 of fall, winter, and spring quarters.
  • Mandatory weekly attendance is expected once you've been admitted into a workshop.
  • If you do not adhere to the attendance policy, you'll be dropped from the workshop, and any students on a waiting list may be added.
  • Students will not be added into workshops after the 4th week of instruction.

Sign up for tutoring (SSO login required)

Invididual tutoring begins week 2 of fall, winter, and spring quarters.


Use the form below to submit your request online at least one week before the dates you'd like to meet with a tutor. Tutoring availability varies daily within our standard business hours of 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Contact Us

OASIS: Language and Writing Program
Center Hall, Third Floor (map), Doors E & F

Mon – Fri:
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Mailing address:
9500 Gilman Drive
Mail Code 0045
La Jolla, CA 92093-0045