Teaching and Learning
OAS supports faculty to develop their teaching for face-to-face, Hyflex and online instruction. We offer 1-1 consultations and group webinars on course design informed by the scholarship of teaching and learning and best practice including guidance on creating learning outcomes, options for delivering course content, and a variety of methods for formative and summative assessment of learning. OAS partners with the Washington, DC campus’ Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship (CNDLS) to provide tools, advice, training and support for faculty to enrich their teaching with appropriate technology, and engage their students in active learning.
All students can receive free tutoring in the subjects of writing, French, Arabic, economics, Map of the Modern World, and practical study skills. Tutoring sessions are a safe and comfortable environment where you can work on assignments or review concepts. Choose to work with a professional staff member, or work with a fellow student who is a professionally trained peer tutor.
If you need help on an assignment or want to improve your writing, our dedicated Writing Center has expert tutors ready to work with you six days a week. Whether you are exploring ideas or you would like help with editing, our tutors are happy to guide you through any stage of the writing process – you can bring in a nearly-final draft or a list of ideas. Visit the writing Center on the main floor of the Library.
Looking for extra help with your economics assignment? We have you covered. Whether you are taking a core course or pursuing the International Economics major, our team of professional Teaching Assistants, Undergraduate Teaching Assistants, and Peer Tutors are available to help. We also offer online tutorials on key concepts.
Learning a language requires lots of practice. We can help you be a more effective learner through providing a tutor and practice partner, and linking you to additional language resources and practice opportunities. We offer daily tutoring in Arabic and French, as well as programs such as conversation hours, debates, and events with faculty to help students develop language skills.
First Year Experience
Make the most of your first year at university by participating in the First Year Experience program. Build your academic and interpersonal skills, make friends, and learn about available resources in this fun series of activities and workshops aimed at making your first year a success.
We are committed to providing academic support for all students and to ensure that students with disabilities can fully participate in everything our university has to offer. OAS provides academic accommodations for students with diagnosed disabilities, in accordance with the ADA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and based on recommendations from the Student Wellness and Counseling Center. For help please call 4457 8340 or email the accommodations team.
Tutoring services are available for all students enrolled in GU-Q classes. Currently, tutoring takes place virtually. When you book an appointment, you will receive instructions for e-tutoring so you know what to expect.
Student Employment Opportunities in OAS
If you would like to join our team and give back to the GU-Q community, we invite you to apply to be a peer tutor or an undergraduate teaching assistant through the Student Employment Program. We look for students that demonstrate advanced understanding in economics, languages, or writing, and who enjoy collaborating with their peers. Positions are posted in April for the following academic year.