Our Services

If you’d like to review your work with a tutor, you will need to be able to upload your work to Google Drive so that you and your tutor can view and comment on the draft at the same time. You will also have the option of communicating with your tutor through a voice or video call via Zoom, or through the chat window within Google Docs.

You can make two kinds of appointments: synchronous appointment (real-time) and asynchronous appointment (not real-time). Make sure when you book an appointment that you select the type of appointment that best suits your needs.

Synchronous Appointments

  • Synchronous sessions are real-time appointments where you meet with your tutor at the specific time of your appointment. You can work with your tutor over Zoom or using only the chat feature on Google Docs if you would prefer not to use video/audio.
  • To schedule a synchronous appointment, log into our scheduling service and click on an open appointment (white box) to make an appointment with a tutor. Tutors with "(SYNCHRONOUS)" next to their names are available for synchronous tutoring.
  • You will meet your tutor in Google Docs and Zoom and work on your paper at the same time. This experience is similar in some ways to an in-person tutoring session as you will be interacting live with your tutor.
  • At the end of your session, complete your next steps plan with your tutor.

Asynchronous Appointments

  • Asynchronous sessions are not conducted in real-time, and you will only communicate with your tutor over email or in the comment feature of Google Docs.
  • Because tutors have 24 hours to return feedback, do not select an asynchronous appointment if your paper is due within 24 hours of your appointment time.
  • To schedule an asynchronous appointment, log into our scheduling service and click on an open spot (white box) to make an appointment with a tutor. Tutors with "(ASYNCHRONOUS)" next to their names are available for asynchronous tutoring.
  • In an asynchronous appointment, you will upload your paper share it with your tutor. You must post your work and share it to your tutor by the time your appointment starts, and you should include questions for your tutor.
  • Within 24 hours of the start of your appointment time, your tutor will provide feedback to you on Google Docs/Google Drive and will email you to let you know that you have feedback. If your tutor was not able to get through the entire paper within the allotted time, you will need to make another appointment.

Our Tutors

Hannah Kim, Coordinator

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Hello, I am Hannah Kim, a first year PhD student, studying Literacy Studies in the School of Education. I was born and raised in South Korea, where I taught English as a public high school teacher for about 12 years. I also studied Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding during my master’s journey. As a teacher and facilitator, I am dedicated to integrating trauma healing and social justice with intersectional lenses for peacebuilding in education. At CU, I teach Education in Film and I am passionate about building a learning community where everyone learns from everyone. I am looking forward to experiencing a co-creative learning space with you here. 

Email for tutoring appointments: hannah.kim-3@colorado.edu

Chelsea Rae Kent, Coordinator

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Hello, I am Chelsea Kent, a second year PhD student, studying Teacher Learning, Research and Practice and Literacy Studies in the School of Education. I taught high school English Language Arts in Chicago, Illinois and Las Vegas, Nevada. At CU, I have taught Differentiated Instruction in the Secondary Classroom and Processes for Writing with the School of Ed. I also support teacher candidates as a field coach and university supervisor with the Secondary Humanities program. I am passionate about co-creating humanizing learning spaces where students feel honored and affirmed for being exactly who they are. I look forward to working with you!

Email for tutoring appointments: Chelsea.Desalvo@colorado.edu