• Tutoring Services

    Adobe Creative Suite


    Adobe Creative Suite tutoring sessions are available for students that need help with Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop and other Adobe programs. Students are encouraged to bring their laptops so that tutors can help with layout, typography, color, typeface, etc. Sessions are 50 minutes long and can be booked on Starfish; students may also try for a walk-in session.

    Summer sessions are available by request. Please email your availability to



    ESL-certified tutors provide support in writing, speaking, and pronunciation. For those seeking assistance with writing, tutors can help with grammar, content, structure, clarity, etc. ESL speech appointments are available for students looking to expand their vocabulary, improve their pronunciation, and practice presentations and daily conversation. At the same time, speech appointments provide students with a valuable opportunity to enhance their listening skills.

    ESL appointments can be scheduled on Starfish. Please see the video above or download this handout (PDF) for information on how to make an appointment.

    General Writing

    General writing appointments are available for writers at all skill levels. Tutors can help at any stage of the writing process, from brainstorming ideas to developing an outline or rough draft to revising and editing.  

    General writing appointments can be scheduled on Starfish. Please see the video above or download this handout (PDF) for information on how to make an appointment.

    Graduate Writing

    Graduate-level tutoring is available for students currently enrolled in a master's or PhD program. Tutors, who are themselves advanced PhD students, provide assistance with research papers, thesis and dissertation proposals, papers for publication, and other written work. 

    Graduate appointments can be scheduled on Starfish. Please see the video above or download this handout (PDF) for information on how to make an appointment.


    ULC math tutors can provide assistance with the following subjects:

    • Calculus
    • Economics
    • Math Merchandising   
    • Math Tools
    • Quantitative Reasoning
    • SPSS
    • Statistics

    If you need help with another subject, contact and we will try to accommodate you. 

    Summer sessions are available by request. Please email your availability to


    Time Management

    Individual Time Management appointments are available for students looking to better structure and plan their time. Tutors can help with managing short- and long-term assignments, budgeting time, creating an agenda (daily, weekly, etc.), and avoiding procrastination.

  • Appointments


    All ULC appointments can be scheduled on Starfish. Please see the video above or download this handout (PDF) for information on how to make an appointment.

    Students may only have two tutoring sessions scheduled with the ULC at a time, regardless of the subject. Please see our Overbooking Policy for more information.


    Walk-in writing appointments are available every hour from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis. Students can try for a Time Management, Math, or Adobe walk-in session when a tutor is available, but we cannot guarantee availability as there are fewer tutors for those subjects.

    Students can be seen for a walk-in session on the hour up until 20 minutes past the hour as long as they are present in the ULC waiting room and signed in to the Kiosk. Arriving early increases one’s chances of meeting with a tutor.


    Weekly and Biweekly Appointments

    Students can request an appointment in which they meet with the same tutor at a fixed time either every week or every other week. Weekly appointments are available for writing and math sessions. This service is particularly useful for students working on longer assignments, or those who plan to visit the ULC frequently throughout the semester. 

    Students can request a weekly appointment by emailing us. Requests are processed on a rolling basis starting September 12th and will not accepted after October 10th.  

    Two-Hour Appointments

    Graduate students with particularly lengthy and/or challenging pieces of writing can schedule a two-hour appointment. Students must email us to request a two-hour appointment and are allowed only two per semester. Students who have not been to the ULC before are encouraged to first schedule a one-hour appointment before requesting a two-hour session as often a one-hour session is sufficient. Students may not book another ULC appointment on Starfish until after their two-hour appointment is over.

    The ULC is unable to schedule two-hour appointments during Finals and on Saturdays, as there is a high demand for services during those times.

    Online Appointments


    Online students and those unable to make it to our office in person can request Zoom appointments. Students must first schedule an appointment on Starfish, then email us the session details at least 2 hours in advance so that we are aware this is an online session. Without advance notice, the ULC may be unable to set up your Zoom session during the first twenty minutes of your appointment, which could result in a possible "no-show." Students must also paste their paper and, if possible, their assignment sheet into a shared Google Doc before their appointment.

  • Special ESL Services

    Pronounciation Group

    Are you struggling with your English pronunciation? Are you frustrated with people asking you to repeat yourself or not understanding you? If you answered yes to either of these questions, consider taking a free pronunciation class at the University Learning Center. In this class, you will train your muscles to correctly produce sounds in English, learn where stress falls in words and sentences, master correct intonation, learn to differentiate between similar sounds, and gain confidence in speaking.

    Fall 2016 classes will be held:

    • Mondays, 4:00-5:15 p.m. (September 26 - November 21)
    • Wednesdays, 12:15-1:30 p.m. (September 28 - November 30)

    Conversation Group

    Join our weekly conversation group, with activities and games designed to expand your English speaking, listening, and vocabulary skills. The group meets every Thursday from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. (feel free to bring your lunch) beginning on Thursday, September 29. The sessions are informal, so there is no need to sign up in advance. All we ask is that you come ready to participate and have fun.