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.

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

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 serve basis when their schedule might not permit a scheduled one on one session.
  • Our study skills workshops provide an opportunity for students to develop their time management skills, learn how to set goals, and improve their reading comprehension.

How to Apply

  1. Visit 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.


  • 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

  • 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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