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Language Arts Tutorial Services Program

OASIS LATS provides free individual tutoring sessions and workshops in the areas of writing, foreign languages, and study skills for all UCSD undergraduate students.

LATS tutoring services and workshops begin Week 2 of Fall, Winter, and Spring Quarters.


  • All registered undergraduate students
  • Priority given to registered undergraduate students for whom English is not their first language
  • Priority given to registered undergraduates who are first-generation college students

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Individual Tutoring Services

LATS offers one-on-one tutoring sessions in a wide range of disciplines, with an emphasis on the Six College writing programs, ELWR courses, and foreign languages. Individual tutoring is provided by knowledgeable, highly trained tutors who specialize in their respective college writing program and disciplines. Tutors are available to assist you during your entire writing process from interpreting a prompt to polishing a final draft. 

Individual tutoring appointments are available:

  • Monday through Thursday: 9:00AM-4:30PM
  • Fridays: 9:00AM-2:30PM

Note: You can schedule an appointment up until 8:00am, on the day for which you would like the appointment (based on availability). Remember to bring your writing prompt and/or a hard copy of your writing assignment to each session.

How to apply?

  1. Visit oasismatrix.ucsd.edu to apply.
  2. Log on and select an appointment time that fits your schedule.

Drop-in Tutoring

The primary focus of drop-in tutoring to provide students with a resource that will help them improve their writing when time is not readily available in their schedule. Drop-in tutoring is not college or major specific, nor does it focus on grammar. Tutors will provide writing support to students on a first-come, first-served basis. Each session is 30 minutes.

Winter 2017 Drop-in Tutoring Hours:

  • Monday: 10:00AM-1:00PM
  • Tuesday:  10:00AM-3:00PM
  • Wednesday: 10:00AM-2:00PM
  • Thursday: 10:00AM-3:00PM
  • Friday:  10:00AM-1:00PM

Tutoring Location:

  • Center Hall, Room 322

Note: Drop-in tutoring is available Week 2- Week 10. Students must bring their writing prompt and/or a hardcopy of their writing assignment to each session.

ELWR/ DOC Workshop Services

Weekly workshops are available for students who are enrolled in ELWR 1,  ELWR 2A, ELWR 2B, and/or DOC.

ELWR Workshops focus on composition, text analysis, and grammar.

DOC (TMC writing sequence) Workshops allow students to analyze text and practice argumentative/analytical writing.

Attendance Policy

  • Once you have been enrolled in a workshop, mandatory weekly attendance is expected.
  • If you do not adhere to the attendance policy, you will be dropped from the workshop, and students on the waiting list may be added.
  • Students will not be added to workshops after the 4th week of instruction.

How to apply?

  1. Visit oasismatrix.ucsd.edu to apply.
  2. Log on and select a workshop time that fits your schedule.

Writing and Study Skills Workshop Services


Winter 2017

To sign up for workshops, please log onto: https://oasismatrix.ucsd.edu/


Grammar Workshops (every Thursday beginning February 2)

Thursdays at 12 - 1pm at Raza Resource Centro
The workshop will review the basic elements of the English language necessary to produce a clear, strong, and successful piece of College Writing. It will cover from elementary commas and semicolons, to the construction of sentence structure. Together, they will help students to clearly express their ideas. Workshop facilitator: Cecilia Ubilla. 

Distracted? No…Squirrel! 

Tuesday, February 7, 6:30-7:30pm at Center Hall, Room 333
Learn to manage your time more effectively with workshop facilitator, Angela Kong.

Reading Comprehension Workshop

Monday, February 6, 4-5pm
International Students & Programs Office, Large conference room. Workshop facilitator: Cecilia Ubilla

Quoting, Paraphrasing, and Summarizing Workshop

Monday, February 13, 12-1pm
International Students & Programs Office, Large conference room.  Workshop facilitator: Cecilia Ubilla

How to Write an Argumentative Essay Workshop

Monday, February 27, 10:30 – 11:30am
International Students & Programs Office, Large conference room. Workshop facilitator: Cecilia Ubilla

Ready, Set, Goals! 

Wednesday, March 8, 6:30-7:30pm at Center Hall, Room 333
Learn how to set goals and maintain momentum with workshop facilitator, Lorena Martinez.

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