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Language Arts Tutorial Services Program (LATS)

OASIS LATS provides free individual tutoring sessions and workshops in the areas of writing, foreign languages, and study skills for all UC San Diego undergraduate students. LATS tutoring services and workshops begin Week 2 of all academic quarters. We are located on the 3rd floor of Center Hall.

Log into the OASIS Matrix to schedule a writing appointment or to sign up for an AWP 1, DOC, and/or Study Skills workshop!

 

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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, AWP courses, and foreign languages. Individual tutoring is provided by knowledgeable, well-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 Hours:

  • Mon-Thurs: 9:00am-4:30pm
  • Fri: 9:00am-2:30pm

Location: Center Hall, 3rd Floor, enter through doors "E" or "F". 

Note: If you would like a 60-minute appointment for the same day, you must schedule the appointment by 7:59am; otherwise, you will only be able to see a tutor for 30 minutes during drop-in hours (see below). 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 using your Single Sign-on SSO. 
  3. Click on "Apply for Tutoring." 
  4. Fill out the form, and select an appointment time that fits your schedule.

Drop-in Tutoring Services

The primary focus of drop-in tutoring is to provide students with a resource that will help them improve their writing when time is not readily available in their schedule. Tutors will provide writing support to students on a first-come, first-serve basis. Students must bring their writing prompt and/or a hardcopy of their writing assignment to each session. Each session is 30 minutes long.

Winter 2018

Drop-in Tutoring Hours:

  • Tues: 1:00pm-4:00pm
  • Wed: 10:00am-12:00pm
  • Thurs: 1:00pm-4:00pm
  • Fri: 9:00am-12:00pm

Tutoring Location:

  • Center Hall, Room 322

Note: Drop-in tutoring is available Week 2-Week 10. Drop-in tutoring is not college, major, nor grammar specific. Drop-in tutoring is not available for AWP courses. If you need writing assistance in the previously mentioned subject areas, you must schedule an appointment via oasismatrix.ucsd.edu

AWP 1 / DOC Workshop Services

Weekly workshops are available for students who are enrolled in AWP 1 and/or DOC courses. These course specific workshops focus on the writing process in relation to their respective course objectives. Some areas of focus are, but not limited to: strengthening reading comprehension skills, improving text analysis skills, and further developing critical thinking and writing skills.

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 using your Single Sign-on SSO. 
  3. Click on "Apply for Workshops" and scroll down to "DOC Workshops" or "AWP Workshops."
  4. Select the workshop(s) you would like to attend.

Study Skills Workshop Services

Each study skills workshop has a particular focus. They have been created to help students further develop the skills necessary to do better both academically and professionally. Please review the workshop list below. If you would like to attend a workshop, please sign up via oasismatrix.ucsd.edu.

Winter 2018 Workshops

Falling Behind? Learn the Pomodoro Technique!

Wednesday, February 7, 6:30pm-7:30pm
Center Hall, 3rd Floor, Room 333
Facilitator: Dr. Angela Kong

Refining Your Note-taking Skills

Wednesday, February 14, 6:30pm-7:30pm
Center Hall, 3rd Floor, Room 333
Facilitator: Marlie Adamson

Applying for Study Abroad Scholarships

Tuesday, February 20, 6:30pm-7:30pm
Center Hall, 3rd Floor, Room 333
Facilitator: Annica Ly

Guide to Communicating with Professors and Teaching Assistants

Wednesday, February 21, 6:30pm-7:30pm
Center Hall, 3rd Floor, Room 333
Facilitator: Dr. Angela Kong

Learn How to Write a Personal Statement for Graduate School

Wednesday, February 28, 6:30pm-7:30pm
Center Hall, 3rd Floor, Room 333
Facilitator: Dr. Angela Kong

Prepping for Finals Week

Wednesday, March 7, 10:00am-11:00am
Center Hall, 3rd Floor, Room 333
Facilitator: Dr. Angela Kong

Summer Bridge Students: Post-Graduation & Gap Year Planning

Wednesday, March 7, 6:30pm-7:30pm
Center Hall, 3rd Floor, Room 333
Facilitator: Dr. Angela Kong

How to apply?

  1. Visit oasismatrix.ucsd.edu to apply.
  2. Log on using your Single Sign-on SSO.
  3. Click on "Apply for Workshops" and scroll down to "Study Skills."
  4. Select the workshop(s) you would like to attend.

Eligibility and Expectations

All registered undergraduate students are eligible to use the services offered by OASIS Language Arts Tutorial Services.

  • 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

Students are expected to bring the following items to each appointment:

  • A copy of the writing prompt
  • A hardcopy of their writing assignment (no laptops)

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