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Office of Academic Services

Our vision is to be an innovative, collaborative, and creative center inspiring and developing excellence in learning and teaching for the success of all students. We help students enhance their learning and achieve academic success, and support faculty to implement best practices in teaching and learning.

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.

Tutoring

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 peer tutor – another student who has been professionally trained and specially selected to assist you meet your goals.

Writing Center

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

Economics Support

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.

Language Support

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.

Quick Links: Make an Appointment, Become a Peer Tutor

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. 

Academic Accommodations

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.

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Tutoring Appointments

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.

Academic dean advising students

Academic Advising

Your academic advisors can help you stay on track towards your degree by identifying and scheduling the right courses and core requirements, connecting you to experiential learning opportunities, and helping you choose the best major, minor, or certificate program to meet your goals.   

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. 

Library

Learn without limits

The GU-Q library offers access to extensive physical and digital resources, including those of the Washington, DC campus. Dedicated, professional librarians offer skills training as well as research and academic support for students, faculty, and staff.