Languages

Announcements

Tutoring Schedule

Hello! Our location and hours are different than in years past. Check in with us via email or visit our WC Online site to know when tutoring is available.

Announcement:

Due to high graduation rate of former tutors, Penn State Learning is still hiring tutors for Fall 2018.

Currently, we can provide:
Spanish Tutoring, Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, 6-9 PM
Italian Tutoring, Sunday - Thursday, 6-9 PM
French Tutoring, Sunday-Thursday, 6-9 PM

All Language Tutoring takes place in 220 Boucke.

All other international language tutors are still being hired, processed, and scheduled. We thank you for your patience as we navigate this turnover!

Warmly, 
Dr. Karen Moroski

Tutoring Available


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.

Contact Information:

Karen-Elizabeth Moroski, PhD
Co-Curricular Programs Coordinator, Writing and Languages
Penn State Learning
Office Address: 206 Boucke Building
Phone: (814) 865-0259
Email: kxm5044@psu.edu