Language Arts Tutorial Services Program (LATS)

OASIS Language Arts Tutorial Services is located on the 3rd floor of Center Hall. We provide free individual tutoring sessions and workshops in the areas of writing, foreign languages, and study skills. Students are presented with the opportunity to receive individual support or to participate in larger group sessions. LATS tutoring services and workshops begin Week 2 of all academic quarters.

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Target Audience

  • The Language Arts Tutorial Services program supports all undergraduate students at UCSD who are seeking tutorial services.
  • Our workshops are catered specifically towards DOC students as well as students taking Analytical Writing Program Courses.
  • Priority is given to students who are:
    • Summer Bridge and CASP students
    • First-generation college students
    • Students for whom English is not a first language

1-on-1 Appointments

Indidvidual Tutoring Services 

LATS offers 1-on-1 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 knowledgable, well-trained tutors who specialize in their respective college writing program and disciplines. Tutors are avialble to assist you during your entire writing process. 

Individual Tutoring Hours 

•Mon-Fri 9am-5pm  

Tutoring Location 

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

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. 

*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 30minutes during drop in hours. Remember to bring your writing prompt and/or a hard copy of your writing assignment to each session. 

 

AWP/DOC/MMW Workshop Services

Spring 2019

Weekly workshops are available for students who are enrolled in AWP, DOC, and/or MMW 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. 

  • Starting Week 1, students can apply for a writing workshop at oasismatrix.ucsd.edu
  • Maximum number of students per workshop: 15 
  • Workshops meet for 1 hour per week from weeks 2-10
  • Enrolled students must attend all sessions of their workshop
  • Students who miss more than 2 workshop sessions may be dropped so that students so that students on the waitlist can be added

 


DOC 3 Workshops 

Day                   Time                   Location 
Tuesday        12:00pm-1:00pm       CH 339
Wednesday  3:00pm-4:00pm         CH 339
Thursday       2:00pm-3:00pm        CH 339

MMW 13 Workshops 

Day                       Time                    Location 
Mondays             12-1pm                   CH 339
Wednesday        1-2pm                      CH 339

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

Winter Quarter 2019 Workshop Schedule 

    • LATS Study Skills Workshops
      • Week 3 Thursday 1/24 3:00-4:30pm – Writing Study Abroad Scholarship Applications
      • Week 6 Monday 2/11 12-1pm – Writing Resumes & Cover Letters
    • LATS Study Skills Workshops for ERC Transfer Students
      • Week 3 Tuesday 1/22 4-5pm – Time Management
      • Week 5 Monday 2/4 4-5pm – Communicating with Professors & TAs and Making Use of Academic Support Resources 
    • LATS Study Skills Workshops for Warren Transfer Students
      • Week 3 Wednesday 1/23 4-5pm – Time Management
      • Week 5 Thursday 2/7 4-5pm – Communicating with Professors & TAs and Making Use of Academic Support Resources
    • LATS Writing Workshops for International Students 

International Center, Student Center B, 2nd Floor Large Conference Room

      • Week 2 Tuesday, January 15, 2019 2:00-3:00pm 
      • Week 7 Wednesday, February 20, 2019 1:00-2:00pm 
      • Week 10 Thursday, March 14, 2019 3:00-4:00pm

 

How to Apply 

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

Drop-In

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 availble 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. 

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

Spring 2019 Drop-In Tutoring Hours

Day                                   Time                                                          Location 

Mondays                      11am-1pm; 3-5 pm                                            CH322
Tuesdays                     12pm- 4pm                                                        CH322
Wednesdays                 9-11am; 3-5pm                                                 CH322
Thursdays                    12-1pm; 3-5pm                                                  CH322
Fridays                         12-1pm; 3-5pm                                                  CH322 

*Hours subject to change

Benefits of the Program

  • LATS offers 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.
  • Drop-in tutoring presents an opportunity for students to receive support on a first-come, first-served basis when their schedule might not permit a scheduled1-on-1 appointment session.
  • Our Study Skills Workshops provide an opportunity for students to develop their time management skills, learn how to set goals, improve reading comprehension, and improve writing skills for professional development, scholarships, and graduate school.

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" or “Apply for Tutoring”.
  4. Select the workshop(s) you would like to enroll in or fill out the form to schedule an individual tutoring session.

FAQs

  • Who is eligible to receive tutoring services from the Languages Arts Tutorial Services Program?

    • All UCSD undergraduate students are eligible to receive support from the Language Arts Tutorial Services Program.

  • What is the cost associated with receiving tutoring from LATS?

    • Tutoring is provided at no cost to all eligible students!

  • Do I have to be affiliated with the summer transition programs OASIS holds in order to receive tutoring from LATS?

    • No, you do not need to be affiliated with OASIS in any way to receive support. As long as you are a registered undergraduate student at UCSD, you are eligible to receive tutoring services here at LATS.

  • How will LATS help me with the writing assignment that I’m currently working on?

    • Our tutors can assist you through the entire writing process, from interpreting the prompt to polishing a final draft.

  • What should I bring with me if I am receiving tutoring for a writing assignment?

    • You are expected to bring a copy of the writing prompt, as well as a hard copy of your work (no laptop). Any other books or resources could also be helpful. No laptops.

  • What type of study skills workshops do you offer?

    • Right now we offer time management, goal setting, and reading comprehension workshops. We are expanding our workshops in the near future, so check us out on oasismatrix.ucsd.edu

  • What foreign languages do you support?

    • French and Spanish

  • Do I have to attend the AWP 1 or DOC 1 workshop I registered for every week, or can I simply attend when I need the academic support?

    • Once you have 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.

Anonymous Student Evaluations

  1. My tutor was extremely helpful and nice. She answered all the questions I had in mind and helped me figure out what I should write about for my paper. I would strongly recommend it to my friends.

  2. My tutor was very helpful in helping me develop my paper. LATS is a wonderful service. My literature professor told me about OASIS + the Writing Center. I wish more professors would talk about both. 

  3. The tutors at LATS really care about your learning, and create a comfortable environment to ask questions. The tutoring is available for everyone and at many times so people should take advantage of this program!

  4. My tutor was very engaging and very helpful with her commentary. I believe the LATS program is very good. Many of the tutors are not only engaging and interesting, but they are very personal.

  5. My tutor was very helpful and kind and really helped me with my essay. I would definitely recommend LATS to anyone who needs help with foreign language writing. I think that this is a very useful program.

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