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Language Arts Tutorial Services Program

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.


Interested in becoming a LATS Tutor and/or Facilitator? Please read the requirements and complete our LATS Tutor Application by Friday Week 8.



Reserve a 1-hour appointment with a tutor for writing or reading support. Appointments must be made online 24 hours in advance in order to be seen in a timely manner.



Drop-In Tutoring is available for 30-minute sessions for any writing subject. Meet 1-on-1 with a tutor that will assist you. This service is available on a first come, first served basis. No appointment is required.



Starting Week 1, students can apply for a writing workshop. The maximum number of students per workshop is 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 on the waitlist can be added.



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.


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-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.

Appointment Tutoring Guidelines

How to Apply 

  1. Visit 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. 

How to drop (cancel) an appointment session

  1. Visit
  2. Log on using your Single Sign-on SSO.
  3. Click on "Apply for Tutoring."
  4. Click on your “Tutoring Sessions”, under the action tab there will be a drop button.


  • If you are not able to attend an appointment, please cancel your appointment though the Matrix as soon as possible, see steps above, or email This allows other students the opportunity to sign up for that appointment time to receive writing support.
  • Please reserve a maximum of 2 consecutive appointments on the same day. This allows other students the opportunity to also receive writing support. Once you attend those appointments, you may reserve other appointment times on other days.
  • 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 30 minutes during drop-in hours. Remember to bring your writing prompt and/or a hard copy of your writing assignment to each 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.