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Peer Tutoring

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Tutoring and Conversation

The Center for World Languages and Cultures offers peer tutoring for DU students seeking extra help with language courses, conversation practice in a foreign language, or language proficiency exam preparation. Tutoring is held at the Language Center in the Academic Commons. We are located on the main floor, south of the Math Center and east of the Writing Center

Language Tutoring

We also offer review sessions for some languages in preparation for finals, as well as ad hoc proficiency exam preparation sessions. Tutoring is offered quarterly beginning week 2, Monday through Friday. We do not offer tutoring hours during finals or over the summer, winter, or spring breaks. Our current tutoring schedule is below. Tutoring is free to all DU students and is first come, first served on a drop-in basis. The CWLC currently has language coaches in Arabic, Chinese, English (as a second language) French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish. Please see the CWLC Tutoring Policies and Procedures for details.

Tutoring Schedule

Fall Quarter 2018

Tutoring starts the week of September 17 , 2018.

Tutor Schedule 2018

Please note tutoring hours may change throughout the quarter. Though we do our best to cover all advertised tutoring hours, on occasion a language coach may be absent or unavailable. Please check our website for the most up to date information.

Meet Our Language Coaches

Arabic

Dareen Elkhairi

Dareen

Alsalam Alaikum! My name is Dareen. I am a junior student at the Daniel's College of Business, a Resident Assistant in Centennial Towers, and an Ethics Boot Camp Leader for the Ethics Boot Camp in DU. I am originally from Jordan, but I have lived my past eight years in Dubai, U.A.E. Living in Jordan and the U.A.E. has allowed me to master all the different dialects of Arabic, but I speak the Levantine dialect. I am genuinely interested about different languages and cultures, and I try to learn Spanish/French during my leisure time. I look forward to getting to know you and working to improve your language skills.

Chinese

Ping Robert

Ping

Being a certified Mandarin instructor from Taiwan, I have a lot of experience working with students of different levels, ages and nationalities. I have worked in Taiwan and
India for some time and now I'm doing my PhD in Educational Leadership & Policy Studies. Learning languages, music and cooking are my hobbies. Drop in and let's learn together. 

Yixin Liu

Yixin

Ni Hao! My name is Yixin Liu and I am the Chinese tutor. I was born and grew up in China. I am a junior majoring in Business Information & Analytics, and minoring in communication studies and psychology. I speak mandarin for most of the time and I also speak dialect of my hometown. I can teach you the dialect that I speak if you are interesting. I am learning English myself so I totally understand how you feel of studying a foreign language. I will try my best to help you out with your questions and concerns about Chinese and China. And I hope you could find Chinese is interesting and not that hard to learn. I look forward to meeting all of you this year in CWLC!

French

Mohammed Mostafa

Mohammad

Bonjour à toutes et à tous! My name is Mohammed and I am a senior majoring in Economics and finishing my last year. I took a hiatus from school for a few years to work for and then subsequently lead a global not-for-profit organization based in Paris. I am fortunate to have had the opportunity to live, work and travel in many parts of France and Europe and would love to hear from you about your experiences and share stories together.

In my free time, I am big into entrepreneurship, food, film, politics, literature and of course language learning! Many have the notion that they are not gifted in learning languages so they give up or do not try. However, with a good system in place anyone is capable of learning multiple languages -- and much faster than they think is possible. Drawing from personal experience, I can help you break through some of these learning barriers!

German

Nick Powell

Japanese

Cassie Vander Meer

Cassie

はじめまして、私はキャシーです。Hey, I'm Cassie. I'm a second-year graduate student in the International and Intercultural Communications program between Korbel and MFJ S. I've been studying Japanese for about 9 years, 3 and a half of which I lived in Japan. I love a great many things about Japan and Japanese culture (and will be happy to share stories of my many adventures there), but I also love other cultures and languages. In fact, if I can find the time, I plan to revisit my French studies. Anyways, I hope you'll come to me with questions about Japanese this year - I look forward to meeting you! よろしくおねがいしまず!

Spanish

Ali Witonsky

Jordan Lidstrom

Manuel A Martin Callejo

Manuel

¡Buenas! My name is Manuel (or Manny), and I am a Spanish tutor at the CWLC. I am a second-year undergraduate student majoring in computer science and psychology who decided to move from his small beach city down in Southern Spain (Marbella) to the big metropolis of Denver. The reason why I moved to a whole different continent was to challenge myself and experience a way of learning so different to the one in my home country. As a tutor, I want you to challenge yourself too. Languages are one of the most powerful tools to connect with others and grow personally and professionally. However, they require a lot of effort and often times they are confusing. Luckily, I'm here to help you with any obstacles that come up. I hope to see you in the CWLC this year!

Natalie Oberer

If you are looking for help in a language we do not offer, please contact us. We may be able to provide you with a list of outside tutors.