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FAQs About VPTL Tutoring

Here's what students most often want to know.

Q: When in the quarter can I get tutoring?

A: From the Sunday of Week 2 (that is, the Sunday after classes begin) through the last day of classes.

Q: When during the year do you have tutoring?

A: Autumn, Winter, and Spring Quarters. For Summer Session, visit the Summer Academic Resource Center instead.

Q: Can anyone make an appointment?

A: No, you have to be enrolled in the course you want tutoring for. This includes foreign languages.

Q: What courses do you tutor?

A: Bookmark our Tutoring & Foreign Language Practice page for the course lists and drop-in schedule.

Q: What if I have to cancel my tutoring appointment?

A: You must do so at least 24 hours in advance, using the appointment system. When you log in, you'll see your upcoming appointments listed; press the "X" next to the one you want to cancel.

In an emergency, with less than 24 hours' notice, e-mail us at tutoringhelp@stanford.edu and your LCP directly, and your appointment will be counted as missed. If you get too many missed appointments, you may lose your tutoring privileges for the quarter.

Q: I can't see any appointments in my course. What's up?

A: If all appointments in the upcoming 7 days are already reserved, you won't see any available slots. Be sure to check back, though, since students can only reserve 7 days in advance.

Also, you must be enrolled in the course in which you are seeking help. If you've recently changed your courses, it'll take a few days for our system to be updated.

Finally, remember that tutoring doesn't begin until Week 2 of each quarter, and that it ends on the last day of classes.

Contact us

If you have any questions, e-mail us at tutoringhelp@stanford.edu.

See Also

Hume Center for Writing and Speaking

Other Tutoring Resources on Campus

Summer Academic Resources Center