Describe TIP Services

Mission Statement: Tutorial & Instructional Programs (TIP) at Gallaudet University provides an open safe learning environment for students who request tutorial assistance and also serves as a resources to the campus community. Through bilingual instruction and a variety of tutoring techniques by qualified tutors, students learn diverse skills and strategies necessary for academic success contributing to student retention.

EnglishWorks! Online Writing & Reading Lab Math Walk-in
Study Table ASL Lab Smarthinking



Students can get ongoing one-on-one tutoring services for selected courses during the regular academic year. Come to SAC 1221 to fill out an application. We will start accepting tutor requests on the first day of class in the fall and spring semesters.

Location: SAC 1221

Hours: Monday - Thursday, 9:00 a.m. - 9 p.m. and Friday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Language Advice

Language Advisors work with undergraduate and graduate students who want help with all kinds of academic writing, reading and signing. Using English and/or ASL, Language Advisors give feedback and offer guidance on coursework, research papers, essays, abstracts, summaries, classroom presentations, book reviews, as well as business writing such as letters, reports, proposals and resumes.

While Language Advisors do NOT edit or proofread papers, they do make suggestions on how students can make changes to their own writing projects in the areas of organization, grammar, vocabulary and clear communication.

Short reports are sent to teachers if Language Advisors assist students with graded assignments. We do not provide feedback on take-home exams.

Available by walk-in. If a paper is longer than four pages, a student may have to may an appointment for writing advice. This gives the Language Advisor time to prepare for the session.

Location: SAC 1221

Hours: Monday - Thursday, 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. and Friday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Academic Survival Skills Tutoring

Academic Survival Skills Tutoring is a one-on-one tutorial support service designed to help students with academic issues such as:

  • time management
  • study skills
  • note taking
  • textbook comprehension
  • test anxiety
  • ... and more.

This is sometimes called "organizational tutoring." Gallaudet students seeking more academic support may come to SAC 1221 and fill out a Tutor Request Form to get weekly sessions.

English Works! Online Writing and Reading Lab

See English Works! for reading, writing, literature grammar and vocabulary explanations, samples and practice.

Math Walk-in

Walk-in help is available for students in math courses during the regular academic year. Tutors are qualified to tutor a variety of skills from basic arithmetic to calculus.

Location: SAC 2210

Hours: Monday - Thursday, 7 pm - 10 pm

Supplemental Instruction

We provide additional review sessions for historically difficult courses. Visit our Supplemental Instruction website for more information.

Study Table

Study Table is designed for all students who want a study environment that includes

  • on-the-spot tutoring;
  • resources (laptop, internet connection);
  • quiet study area.

Location: SAC 1213

Hours: Sunday - Thursday, 7 pm - 10 pm

To get more information about Study Table, contact Rhonda Madden in SAC, Room 2228.


ASL Lab is a partnership between the Department of ASL and Deaf Studies and Tutorial & Instructional Programs (TIP) that was created to help ensure success among the students taking ASL 101 and 102. ASL Lab is a safe place where students can practice their ASL skills and get constructive feedback.

ASL Lab is led by qualified ASL Lab Leaders who are Tutors and ASL Majors. These leaders attend classes with the students to stay current with classroom topics and to become more familiar with classroom dynamics, management, and instructor expectations.

Location: SAC 2210

Hours: Monday - Thursday, 4 p.m. -6 p.m.

To get more information about ASL Lab , contact Sanremi LaRue in SAC 2232.


Smarthinking is an online tutoring and writing advice service that is available to all registered Gallaudet students, 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Click here for directions on how to access Smarthinking.

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