**Language tutoring will begin for the Spring semester on Tuesday, January 17.**
Spring 2017 Hours
Spanish, Italian, and French:
7 Sparks, Sunday-Thursday, 6-9 p.m.
Arabic, Hindi, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean:
By appointment via WCONLINE (see left for instructions).
Scheduled Spanish Exam Review Sessions, and the tutors who will lead them, are listed below.
SPANISH I REVIEWS Location: 311 Boucke, 9-10:30 PM || March 26: Gaby, Lauren || April 16: Gaby, Shannon
SPANISH II REVIEWS Location: 010 Sparks, 9-10:30 PM || March 19: Gaby, Gen || April 17: Gaby, Lauren
SPANISH III REVIEWS Location: 010 Sparks, 9-10:30 PM || March 13: Gaby, Lauren || April 17 (102 Thomas): Gaby, Gen
Penn State Learning tutors who have performed well in language courses up to the 400-level or beyond are available to meet with small groups and individuals on a drop-in or appointment basis to engage in conversation and to address grammar and composition questions.
To use WCONLINE:
1. Click here, then create a login using your PSU email address and a new password. Once logged in, select "Language Tutoring" from the drop-down menu at the top. Available time slots will appear in white.
2. Select the appropriate tutor and click on an available time slot. A window will appear that will allow you to set the time you would like (no more than 1 hour) and save the appointment. You should receive a confirmation email.
To make the best use of your tutoring session, be prepared.
- Bring your textbook and other relevant class materials (study guides, syllabus, etc.).
- Bring homework that has already been graded.
- Plan your session. Know which concepts you have trouble with and what you would like to review.
- Keep your expectations reasonable. During busy shifts, tutors may not be able to spend more than 20-30 minutes with you (or, they may group you with other students from your class).
What our tutors cannot do:
- Provide answers for graded homework questions. Getting extensive help with your graded homework compromises academic integrity.
- Proofread or edit graded essays. Graded essays are meant to test your comprehension of the language. Getting the essay edited by someone else compromises academic integrity.
- Ensure that you receive an A on your homework or exam. Your success in the course depends on you.
What our tutors can do:
- Explain and review concepts covered by the homework.
- Provide examples similar to homework questions to help you learn principles and vocabulary.
- Help you correct homework that has already been graded.
- Read part of your essay to help you identify your weak areas.
- Provide examples to strengthen your understanding so that you can more easily find your errors and correct them on your own.
- Help you practice pronunciation and new vocabulary.
- Help you learn how to best use your textbook and other resources.
Co-Curricular Programs Coordinator, Writing and Languages
Penn State Learning
Office Address: 206 Boucke Building
Phone: (814) 865-0259