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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 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

See Also

Hume Center for Writing and Speaking

Other Tutoring Resources on Campus

Summer Academic Resources Center