Foreign Language Tutoring
Language Center tutors offer online sessions. Please visit the Foreign Languages, Cultures, and Literatures website for a full list of sessions and tutor contact information.
Online Tutoring Best Practices from the Learning Commons
How to Request Online Tutoring
Students seeking support in Senior Project writing, learning strategies, any subject taught at Bard, writing consulting, and more may state their interest in reserving a tutor at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Bard Learning Commons staff will contact a trained peer tutor to work with you.
- When a tutor becomes available, the tutor sends an invitation to the student to join the communication media of their collaborative choice: Hangouts, What's App, Blue Jeans Video Conferencing, GoToMeet, We Chat, Zoom, Google Meet, Skype, Facetime, Slack, a VPN work-around if in China, etc.
- The tutor notifies the student through their Bard email account. Student and tutor may then arrange a time for a one-hour session on their own.
- The student signs in to their email account a few minutes before the scheduled session, with questions and documents ready to share with the tutor. In some cases, these may have been shared online in advance.
- The tutor chimes in to the communication app, and the session begins. Following Bard Learning Commons policy, tutoring sessions run for about an hour.