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Language Arts Tutorial Services Program

OASIS Language Arts Tutorial Services provides high-quality, culturally relevant academic support services in writing, reading, and study skills to all UCSD college students, while specializing in empowering UCSD’s diverse student population, particularly first-generation students, underserved and underrepresented minority students, low-income students, and English Language Learners. We are located on the 3rd floor of Center Hall and all of our services begin on Week 2 of each quarter.

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UCSD Student Guidelines

  1. A student should be well prepared to engage in the tutoring/workshop session.
  2. A student should bring relevant materials (e.g. writing prompt, syllabus, textbook, notes) to help the Tutor/Facilitator better understand each student’s needs.
  3. Tutors/Facilitators will engage by asking clarifying questions, making suggestions, and following best LATS Tutor/Facilitator practices
  4. Tutor/Facilitators will not engage in any work that should be done by the student.

UCSD Student Agreements

  • I agree to meet during my scheduled tutoring/workshop session.
  • I agree to cancel a scheduled appointment at least two hours in advance.
    • I understand that cancellations made less than two hours in advance will be considered late and that three late cancellations or no-shows may result in tutoring privileges being suspended for a limited time.
  • I understand that Tutors/Facilitators will NOT engage in proofreading grammar or editing services.
  • I understand that LATS services are supplementary to class instructions.
    • LATS services may NOT serve as substitutions for class instructions.
    • Tutors/Facilitators will not teach any material as the result of the students failing to attend class.
  • I agree to engage in various tutoring/facilitating strategies for writing skills development.
  • I agree to not seek personal support from LATS Tutors outside of LATS regular business hours, Monday-Friday 9am-5pm. This may include but is not limited to contacting students through email or any other online platforms not used by LATS.
  • If in any case the tutoring/workshop services provided are not satisfactory or an issue arises during a session, I am aware that LATS professional staff members are available to discuss issues related to services provided at LATS.
  • I agree to allow for Tutors/Facilitators to discuss my writing progress with LATS professional staff. Besides LATS professional staff, I understand that Tutors/Facilitators will keep tutoring session information confidential.
  • I agree to complete an evaluation survey as requested by LATS Student Staff or Professional Staff.
  • I agree to follow UCSD’s Integrity of Scholarship
  • I agree to follow UCSD’s Principles of Community

Target Audience

The Language Arts Tutorial Services program is open to all UCSD undergraduate students who are seeking tutorial services. Our program specializes in supporting UCSD’s diverse student population.

Priority is given to students who are:

  • OASIS Transition Program (e.g. Summer Bridge, TRIO/SSSP) and CASP students
  • First-generation college students
  • English Language Learners
  • Underserved and underrepresented minority students
  • Low-income students

Benefits of the Program

LATS offers 1-on-1 virtual tutoring sessions in a wide range of disciplines, including the six college writing programs, AWP courses, and foreign languages.

  •  LATS also offers tutoring sessions for upper-division courses and other writing projects, such as personal statements for scholarships, graduate school, and internships.
  • Individual tutoring is provided by knowledgeable, well-trained tutors who specialize in their respective college writing programs and disciplines.
  • Tutors are available to assist you during your entire writing process from interpreting a prompt to revising 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 scheduled 1-on-1 appointment session.
  • Our Writing Workshops engage students in a community learning environment where they are supported throughout the writing process.
  • Our Study Skills Workshops provide an opportunity for students to develop their time management skills, learn how to set goals, improve critical reading skills and comprehension, and improve writing skills for professional development, scholarships, and graduate school.


  • 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 registered undergraduate UCSD 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 revising 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 or digital copy of your work. Any other books or resources could also be helpful.
  • Do I have to attend the writing 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.
  • What type of study skills workshops do you offer?
    • ○ Every quarter we strategically organize a series of workshops that may include, but is not limited to: time management, reading strategies, writing personal statements for graduate school and undergraduate research opportunities.
  • What foreign languages do you support?
    • Spanish and Chinese