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FAQ

I would like to practice more of (language). Can I sign up for a LCP appointment even if I am not taking a language course? 

Our LCP program is intended as an additional resource to supplement what is being learned and practiced in the courses. We strongly believe that the best way to learn and practice a language is to enroll in a course, which is why we do not allow anyone not currently enrolled in a language course to sign up for LCP appointments. If you would like an opportunity to practice the language without enrolling in a language course, try contacting the Bechtel International Center or join an organization on campus.

Can an LCP work on my homework with me?

LCPs are dedicated to helping you develop oral proficiency in another language. Although you may work on oral drills and exercises from the book, it is expected that the focus of the LCP sessions remains on developing conversation skills. As described in our policies, an LCP is different from a language tutor and cannot help with homework for the course.

A course I need tutoring for isn’t offered. What can I do?

We would encourage you to email tutoringhelp@stanford.edu with the course name, instructor, a copy of the syllabus, and a sample homework problem. We will forward that information onto our tutors to see if anyone would feel comfortable offering support. If we do not have a tutor who could offer support for the course, we would encourage you to use your available resources: reach out to the instructor, TA, or CA; attend office hours or review sessions; review lecture notes, Canvas resources, or the course books; check out online tutorials; or ask a friend, someone in your dorm, or form a study group with other students in the course.

I am officially enrolled in a course that tutoring is offered for, and I still can’t sign up for appointments. What should I do?

If you’re having trouble making an appointment, please email tutoringhelp@stanford.edu with the course name, instructor, and section number, and your enrollment status. We will work with you to resolve the issue.

Where does tutoring take place?

Our tutors meet all over campus! You might meet with your tutor in a library, community center, café, or dorm. You can find the location by consulting the drop-in schedule or by looking at the appointment slots online.

My child is not a Stanford student, but I would like to seek private tutoring. Can you put me in touch with your tutors?

Our tutors support currently enrolled students. If you are seeking a private tutor, we recommend contacting the subject department or posting an advertisement on SUPost for tutoring services.

Are you hiring?

We typically begin hiring for the next academic school year in winter quarter. For updated information about our hiring process, check out our Become a Language Conversation Partner or Become a Tutor pages.

Contact us

Have another question or concern not addressed on our website? Email us at Tutoringhelp@stanford.edu.

 

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