Tutoring Services

The Department of World Languages and Literatures offers drop-in tutoring for 100- and 200-level language students online via Zoom.
Tutoring is available for WLL language students in 100- and 200-level classes in the following languages: American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Norwegian, Persian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, and Vietnamese.

Tutors Can Help With:

  • Reviewing and clarifying concepts addressed in class or in the textbooks.
  • Clarifying the meaning of an assignment and making suggestions on how to start an assignment.
  • Practice speaking with you to help improve your real-time language use.

Tutors Cannot Help With:

  • Tutors cannot help with exams or quizzes. 
  • Tutoring is not a substitute for class and tutors cannot do your homework for you.

Tutor Session Expectations:

  • Come prepared with syllabus, book, worksheets and specific problems. Be sure you have attempted the work before you come. 

Tutor Availability:

  • Tutoring slots are drop in and first come first served.
  • Tutoring drop in sessions are generally 15 minutes. If there are no students in the waiting room, the session may be longer.  
  • The schedule below is subject to change and hours are not guaranteed. 

How to Join a Tutoring Session:

  1. In the calendar below, click on the tutor name and time link to drop in on the tutor session.
  2. The link will take you to the waiting room, and once the tutor is free, they will let you into the session.
  3. Note, the link will only work during the specified time for that person and session.
  4. If you experience any issues, please email world@pdx.edu.


For additional tutoring services, visit the Learning Center's website at pdx.edu/learning-center/languages. Tutors at the Learning Center can work with students at any level of language study.