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During Fall 2021, both in-person and virtual writing and oral communication tutoring is available from Sunday, September 26 through Wednesday, December 8, 2021.

*Appointments can be booked on TutorTrac starting on Monday, September 20.

Also, drop-in writing tutoring begins on Sunday, September 26 and runs until Friday, December 3, and is a great option if you can't find an appointment.

Directions for In-Person Appointments in the Hume Center

  1. Visit our scheduling system (https://sututor.stanford.edu) to start to make an appointment with a writing or speaking tutor. You will need to WebAuth in with your SUNetID.
  2. Arrow indicating the "Search Availabilities" button in top left view of TutorTrac

    On the left-hand side, under Student Options, click “Search Availability.
     

  3. Arrow indicating the top-left drop down menu, entitled "Please select an option:" to select Hume Center, in TutorTrac's search

    At the top of the left-hand column, click on the drop-down menu labelled “Please choose a Center." Choose “IN-PERSON Writing: Hume” for a writing appointment, or “IN-PERSON Oral Communication” for a speaking appointment.

  4. Closeup of the slideable time and toggleable day selection tools in TutorTrac
    A closeup of the calendar view when changing dates to search for in TutorTrac

    If desired, adjust your search range: adjust the dates you'd like to search for by selecting the dates, use the slider to change the time of the appointments, and toggle the days you'd like to consider by clicking them.

  5. Image showing that you must scroll down in order to see and click the search button in TutorTrac

    Scroll down and click “Search.”

  6. A list of open appointments will appear, but be mindful that they will not be ordered by time. Click on the time that works best for your schedule.

  7. The appointment view that appears when you select an appointment, with arrow directing to the top-left drop-down menu "Reason"

    In the appointment confirmation pop-up, select your reason in the "Reason" drop-down menu. (For OCT appointments, also specify the number of additional attendees.) Click save.

    The new view of the TutorTrac main menu when you have an upcoming appointment. New left column "Upcoming Appointments" lists them

    You should receive a confirmation email after booking an appointment, and you can view your scheduled appointments from the TutorTrac main menu (this is also where you go to cancel an appointment).

  8. When you arrive at the Hume Center, please log in at one of the kiosks located on either side of the Hume Center doors on the first floor, in the reception area on the first floor, or the two kiosks located on the second floor.

  9. For writing appointments, complete the reflection and feedback survey after your session. Your tutor will share the URL with you at the end of your session. For OCT sessions, a feedback survey link will be emailed to you after your session.

 

Directions for Online Appointments via Zoom

To meet with an appointment-based writing or speaking tutor, please follow these steps. Click here for a more detailed guide, including screenshots.

  1. Visit our scheduling system (https://sututor.stanford.edu, or click "Open TutorTrac" in the main menu bar above) and make an appointment with a writing or speaking tutor. You will need to WebAuth in. See how to reserve an appointment on TutorTrac if you're not familiar with the process. (Can't find an appointment soon enough? Check out drop-in tutoring!)

  2. On the left-hand side, click “Search Availability…” under “Student Options.”

  3. Click on the drop-down menu under “Center.” Choose “ONLINE Writing: Hume” for a writing appointment. Note: If you would like to see an Oral Communication tutor online, please email humecenter@stanford.edu.

  4. Scroll down and click “Search.”

  5.  A list of open appointments will appear. Click on the time that works best for your schedule. You should receive a confirmation email after booking an appointment.

  6. For writing sessions, once your appointment is confirmed, create a Google doc of your material if you haven’t already. Make sure link sharing is enabled. For OCT sessions, skip to step 3.

  7. 15 minutes before the start of your appointment, the “Enter Zoom Appointment” link will appear on your TutorTrac screen in the “Upcoming Appointments” section of your “Welcome” tab. At the time of your appointment, click “Enter Zoom Appointment.”

  8. Zoom will open. You will then be connected to your tutor’s waiting room. You should see a message that your tutor will let you in soon. They will admit you at the time of your appointment.

  9. For writing sessions, once connected with your tutor, click the blue “Share” button on your Google doc and enter the email address your tutor gives you. You should now be able to collaborate with your tutor on your document. For OCT sessions, coordinate with your tutor on how to display your slideshow.

  10. After your appointment: For writing appointments, complete the reflection and feedback survey after your session; the survey link is in your confirmation email. For OCT sessions, a feedback survey link will be emailed to you after your session.

Appointments can be made up to seven days in advance and no later than midnight (PT) the day before. We recommend making a 50-minute appointment for writing and either 45 minutes or 1.5 hours for speaking appointments. 

Tutoring is available to every currently-enrolled Stanford undergraduate and graduate student. And, in keeping with University Policy, students on a leave of absence have access to tutoring on a limited basis to help them complete course work and/or facilitate their return to campus. All other Hume Center policies apply to students who book appointments while on a leave of absence.