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Language and Writing Program

Learn about the OASIS Language and Writing Program (LWP) that includes free individual tutoring sessions and workshops for students for whom English is not their first language (and for students of some foreign-language classes).

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.

Contact LWP:

Center Hall, Third Floor  (map)
Doors E & F

Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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.