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Tutors for Modern + Romance Languages

It is essential for students to understand these guidelines, and all ERC Tutoring Policies, before signing up for a tutor.

Modern Languages

If you are looking for a tutor in a course taught in the Modern Languages and Comp. Lit. department, please consider the following guidelines before you sign up for our services.

Modern Language Tutors can help you with:

  • Gaining a better understanding of the grammatical structure of the language you are learning.
  • Refining your knowledge from week to week. This will help you keep up with the material more consistently rather than trying to cram at the last minute.
  • Gaining a better understanding of the intricacies of the language. There are many subtleties to languages, such as pronunciation and colloquialisms.
  • Elevating your ability to speak and read in the language you are learning.
  • Reviewing a draft brought to a tutoring session. By reviewing a paper, a tutor can look at specific grammar points, the overall theme of your paper, writing style, consistency in your composition, etc. Reviewing is NOT proofreading.
    Please note that this draft will be marked and signed by the tutor in pen. You, the student, must submit this signed draft to your professor along with your final draft.

Modern Language Tutors CANNOT help you with:

  • Proofreading. Tutors will not accept compositions or similar work for the sole purpose of editing.
  • Identifying every incorrect aspect of your work.

Please note that professors of Modern Languages contact the ERC concerning student usage of our services. Modern Language faculty support and recognize the value of students’ working with ERC tutors provided all parties adhere to the policies and procedures set forth by the ERC for language tutoring.

Romance Languages (Spanish, Italian, or French)

Romance Language Tutors can help you with:

  • Gaining a better understanding of the grammatical structure of the language you are learning.
  • Refining your knowledge from week to week. This will help you keep up with the material more consistently rather than trying to cram at the last minute.
  • Gaining a better understanding of the intricacies of the language. There are many subtleties to languages, such as pronunciation and colloquialisms.
  • Elevating your ability to speak and read in the language you are learning.
  • Recognizing a pattern of mistakes in your compositions. You may need to work on that particular grammar/language point. A tutor can review that concept with you in depth.

Romance Language Tutors CANNOT help you with:

  • Editing your compositions.
  • Marking where your errors are in your compositions.
  • Supervising you in correcting your compositions.
  • All students in Romance Languages must edit their own compositions without the direct help of their tutor.

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