Undergraduate

WLE Tutoring

USF sarasota-manatee CAMPUS


Tutoring on the USF Sarasota-Manatee campus is offered through Learning Support Services. For more information about the services offered, please click here. Once you are ready to schedule an appointment, please click here to access the scheduler.

 

USF St. Petersburg Campus


Tutoring on the St. Petersburg campus is offered through the Debbie Nye Sembler Student Success Center. For information regarding tutoring, join the SSC Virtual Desk. A virtual desk member will be happy to help! (Desk staff online Monday through Friday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.)

Note: This service works best when accessed from the Microsoft Teams application, Chrome, Edge, or Safari. Make sure to allow microphone access to talk with a team member. Firefox requires you to call a phone number to have audio.

 

USF Tampa Campus


Fall 2020 Tutoring Schedule 

CHINESE

CHINESE TUTORING SCHEDULE
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Aubri Cherub:
10am - 12pm

Maliah Johnson:
2pm - 4:30pm

Aubri Cherub:
10am - 1pm

Maliah Johnson:
2pm - 4:30pm

Aubri Cherub:
10am - 1pm

Maliah Johnson:
1pm - 3pm

Aubri Cherub:
10am - 12pm

Maliah Johnson:
1pm - 4:30pm

 

FRENCH

FRENCH TUTORING SCHEDULE
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
  Rachel Poore: 
12pm - 2pm

 

Rachel Poore:
12pm - 3pm 

Rachel Poore:
12pm - 5pm

JAPANESE

JAPANESE TUTORING SCHEDULE
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Shinsaku Maruyama:
9am - 11am

Shinsaku Maruyama:
9am - 12pm

Shinsaku Maruyama:
9am - 12pm

Shinsaku Maruyama:
9am - 11am

 

LINGUISTICS

LINGUISTICS TUTORING SCHEDULE
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Eve Kovar:
1pm - 4pm

Eve Kovar:
1:30pm - 3:30pm

Eve Kovar:
12:30pm - 2:30pm

Eve Kovar:
1pm - 4pm

 

 

PORTUGUESE

PORTUGUESE TUTORING SCHEDULE
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Aneesa Ali:
3:30pm - 5pm

 

 

Aneesa Ali:
4:30pm - 5pm

Aneesa Ali:
3:30pm - 5pm

Aneesa Ali:
3:30pm - 5pm 

RUSSIAN

RUSSIAN TUTORING SCHEDULE
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Anastasiya Pylypenko:
12pm - 2pm

Anastasiya Pylypenko:
1pm - 4pm

 

Anastasiya Pylypenko:
1:30pm - 4:30pm

Anastasiya Pylypenko:
10am - 12pm

SPANISH

SPANISH TUTORING SCHEDULE
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Kara Marin:
10am - 12pm

Anastasiya Pylypenko:
12pm - 2pm

Ennis Cruz Gonzalez:
12pm - 5pm

Eve Kovar:
1pm - 4pm

Max Chamberlain:
2pm - 4pm

Kara Marin:
11am - 3pm

Anastasiya Pylypenko:
1pm - 4pm

Eve Kovar:
1:30pm - 3:30pm

Max Chamberlain:
2pm - 4:30pm

Kara Marin:
10am - 12pm

Ennis Cruz Gonzalez:
10am - 3pm

Eve Kovar:
12:30pm - 2:30pm

Max Chamberlain:
2pm - 4:30pm

Kara Marin:
10am - 12pm

Max Chamberlain:
12pm - 3pm

Eve Kovar:
1pm - 4pm

Anastasiya Pylypenko:
1:30pm - 4:30pm

Anastasiya Pylypenko:
10am - 12pm

 

 

WLE Tutoring Policy

You can work with a tutor for a 30-minute block of time. If there are no other students waiting to be tutored, then a tutor can work with you for up to 60 minutes. However, this is up to the tutor’s discretion as the regular tutoring time for all students is 30 minutes. Please be aware that at busy times, tutors may need to work with multiple students at once. At these peak times, it is up to the tutor’s discretionhow all waiting students will be tutored.

 

Information for Students

Tutoring is provided online in the Fall 2020 semester! We encourage students to plan their tutoring sessions in advance and recommend that students follow these steps:

1. Review the WLE Tutoring Policy. Please note that by receiving tutoring, you agree to abide by the WLE Tutoring policy, which are in place to ensure that we can fairly serve as many students as possible.

2. Check the tutoring schedule to determine tutors’ availability.  You can learn more about the tutors from their bios.

3. Email the tutor you would like to work with to request an appointment.  In your email, please include your name, U-number, Class/Instructor, and the specific time and date of the requested tutoring session. The tutor will respond to your request generally within 24-48 hours.

4. Join the scheduled tutoring session on time.

Tutoring services are offered for free on the Tampa campus during the Fall and Spring semesters. The schedule will be posted at the beginning each semester. 

If you are interested in working as a language tutor, please fill out our application. Please note that an application will need to be submitted for each semester.

 

Meet Your Tutors

Aneesa Ali - Portuguese

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Aneesa Ali received her Bachelors of Arts with a double major in Applied Linguistics and Communication Sciences and Disorders from USF and is now in her last semester of USF’s Master of Arts in Linguistics/TESL. In her free time, she enjoys spending time in nature, dancing salsa and drawing anime. She is eager to help those learning Portuguese to achieve their language goals. 

 

 

 

 

Max Chamberlain - Spanish

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My name is Max Chamberlain. After my family moved around the US, we finally settled down in Huron, South Dakota. I received a Bachelors in Music Education at Northern State University in Aberdeen, SD. Before coming to Tampa, I taught 7th and 8th grade choir in Great Bend, Kansas for 4 years. In my free time I like to lift weights, explore random places, play Pokemon Go (Go Team Valor!), play video games, rock out on my guitar, and hang out with my cat Luna Tic. I look forward to meeting everyone!

 

 

 

Aubri Cherub - Chinese

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Aubri has her B.S. in psychology and a TEFL certification from the University of Central Florida. She is currently obtaining her M.A. in Applied Linguistics at The University of South Florida and is a Chinese tutor for the Department of World Languages. Aubri has been learning Chinese since 2018, when she attended a cultural exchange in Shanghai and Hangzhou, China. Next semester, she will teach English through Fulbright to schoolchildren in Kinmen, a Chinese-speaking Island between China and Taiwan. In addition to language tutoring, Aubri can recommend helpful study material from books, TV shows, and apps that have worked for her as well as a multitude of resources for students who want to use their Chinese language skills for real-world application.

Ennis Cruz Gonzales - Spanish

Ennis Cruz Gonzalez is smiling and sitting in front of a fountain. She has short curly hair and is wearing a black shirt and jeans.

Ennis is a native Spanish speaker coming from Isabela, Puerto Rico where she lived for 8 years. She has spent most of her life moving around South Florida and exploring different cities. Ennis loves to teach; she has a B.S. in English Education with a minor in Linguistics from USF and is currently an M.A. student in the Applied Linguistics & TESOL program. In her free time, you can find Ennis reading a memoir or novel, participating in language exchanges, or checking out coffee shops.

Maliah Johnson - Chinese

Maliah Johnson is at the aquarium in front of a fish tank while stretching her arms to each side of the tank window. She has brown hair and is wearing a black shirt.

Maliah obtained her B.A. from the University of South Florida in Psychology and Mandarin Chinese. She is currently a student in the M.A. Applied Linguistics: Teaching English as a Second Language program. When she is not studying, Maliah enjoys watching international television shows, making friends, and playing video games. As a lover of languages and experiences, she is looking forward to meeting you all and being helpful in any way she can

Eve Kovar - Spanish/Linguistics

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Eve is a transfer student to the MA program in Linguistics: TESOL from Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago where she graduated with a BA in Spanish and a minor in TESOL. Growing up in the most diverse neighborhood in Chicago and attending multicultural schools throughout her academic career has instilled an open mind to a multitude of cultures and languages in Eve. She has also traveled to Mexico, Costa Rica, and lived/volunteered in Ecuador as well. She will be tutoring in Spanish and Linguistics. She understands the challenge of learning a new language and is very patient. Teaching is a passion for her amongst other areas of interest including: playing music, dance, making art, writing, cooking, and exploring nature. 

Kara Marín - Spanish

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Kara received her B.A. in Applied Linguistics and International Studies here at USF, and is currently an M.A. student in the Applied Linguistics and TESOL program. As a heritage speaker of Spanish, Kara has experience learning in both formal and informal settings and looks forward to using this experience to support other learners with a passion for Spanish. In her free time, Kara is an improv comedian, and teaches and performs regularly in the Tampa Bay community.

Shinsaku Maruyama - Japanese

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Hello, I am Shinsaku Maruyama, an international student from Tokyo, Japan. I graduated from Western Wyoming Community College with an AA, and transferred to USF for my Bachelors in Economics. I graduated with my bachelors in May 2020, and am currently a graduate student studying linguistics at USF.

I was first motivated to study a foreign language during my first international trip to New York at age 15. At the time, I only knew the word “hello” in English, and I still remember my interest when I observed conversations between English speakers. This trip was not long enough to learn English, but the exposure to the language created my interest to learn. As I continued studying the English language, I grew an interest in linguistics. Learning a different language has opened up many different doors for me including music, literature, and learning about other cultures. Initially, learning a new language might sound challenging, but I am here to assist you to enjoy the whole experience. I would like to take this opportunity as not only teaching, but also sharing and learning about each other's cultures.

In my spare time, I enjoy drawing, making music, and going for evening walks while listening to my favorite music. Those things bring me enormous joy and happiness. Moreover, having lived in Tampa for about two years, I have come to appreciate the sunsets in Tampa. They are one of the most beautiful sights I have seen, and am thankful that I get to see them on a daily basis. They are the reason for my evening walks.

I have decent knowledge of the Japanese underground hip-hop culture, mainly music. If you are curious, I would love to share more about this subculture in Japan. As I meet many Japanese language students through the language lab, I would also love to learn something that I do not know about. I look forward to working with you all!
 

Rachel Poore - French

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I have been learning French for 8 years, starting in high school. I'm from Jacksonville, Florida and I understand the struggles of learning a new language from the perspective of a native English speaker. I love languages and teaching what I know to others: tutoring at each institution I've attended. I know little bits of German and Old French as well. I have B.A.s in Anthropology and French Studies from UNF and am currently going for my M.A. in French with a related field of Applied Linguistics. When I'm not reading, I love painting, archery, playing videogames and learning about other languages and cultures.

  

Anastasiya Pylypenko - Russian/Spanish

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Hi, my name is Anastasia, and I’ve always enjoyed languages, literature and writing as much as traveling and learning about different cultures.

I’m originally from Ukraine, I have visited 16 countries, and I’ve been teaching English as a second language for over 8 years after my Future Leader’s Exchange year in the USA, where I completed 100 hours of volunteering and got the President’s Volunteering Service award back in 2012. I have acquired a bachelor’s degree in Philology (English and Spanish Language and Literature) at Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, I also studied modern languages in Spain at the University of Deusto as an Erasmus student.

I am fluent in five languages so far (English, Russian, Spanish, Ukrainian and Polish), and I am constantly working on learning new ones, I used to study Farsi and now I’m trying to learn French.

I got a bit familiar with Euskera while studying in Northern Spain.

Teaching is another passion of mine. While working as a tutor, I’ve met so many different people of different ages and backgrounds. While teaching them, I observed their life change, I have shared their achievements and experiences, such as students going to study abroad after passing their tests, kids reaching the top of their class and adults finding the job they wanted, etc.

I also have translating and interpreting experience, as I used to work as an interpreter in Chicago for 2 years, interpreting at immigration and asylum interviews at USCIS.

Now I’m a graduate student at USF, majoring in Applied linguistics.

I’ll be more than happy to share everything I know about Russian and Spanish languages. Language always comes with literature and culture and a whole new life approach and that’s what makes it exciting.

I dream of becoming a college professor one day, research and learn more languages and cultures and share everything I know with my students.