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  • Otis Books is pleased to publish Tim Erickson’s debut collection of poetry, Egopolis, a textual journey through destruction, resistance, city, and the Ego, from ancient times to the present day. Erickson’s work has appeared in the Chicago Review, Western Humanities Review, and the Salt Anthology of New Writing. He lives in Salt Lake City.

  • Otis Graduate Writing students will read from their works-in-progress.

  • Exquisite Beauty is the first retrospective and publication to document the eye-dazzling ceramics created by Ralph Bacerra (1938–2008), a Los Angeles–based artist known for his innovative approach to surface embellishment. Curated by Jo Lauria, the exhibition features more than ninety of the artist’s finest pieces—dramatic, highly decorated vessels and sculptures that have never before been the focus of a major exhibition or publication.

  • Opening Reception for Ralph Bacerra: Exquisite Beauty

  • David Treuer is an Ojibwe Indian from Leech Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota and currently teaches at USC. He is the author of the novels Little, The Hiawatha, The Translation of Dr. Apelles, named a Best Book of the Year by the Washington Post, as well as a critical work, Native American Fiction: A User's Manual. In 2012, he published another nonfiction work, Rez Life.

  • Angela Flournoy’s first novel The Turner House was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection. Her fiction has appeared in The Paris Review, and she has written for The New Republic, The Los Angeles Review of Books and elsewhere. Flournoy has taught at the University of Iowa and Trinity Washington University. She lives in Los Angeles.

  • Susan Choi’s first novel, The Foreign Student, won the Asian-American Literary Award for fiction, and her second novel, American Woman, was a finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize. Her most recent novel, A Person of Interest, was a finalist for the 2009 PEN/Faulkner Award. With David Remnick she co-edited the anthology Wonderful Town: New York Stories from The New Yorker. A recipient of fellowships from the NEA and the Guggenheim Foundation, and in 2010, the inaugural winner of the PEN/W.G. Sebald Award, Choi lives in Brooklyn.

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Academic Support

The SRC offers academic support in the form of peer tutoring for Otis students in English, Art History, and Math/Logic. Our trained tutors are graduate and undergraduate students who have been recommended for their position by Otis professors. If you desire assistance writing a paper, preparing for an exam, or understanding course readings visit a member of our academic support team. Tutoring services are available by appointment and on a walk-in basis; and are conducted in 30 minute and hour sessions. A sign-up schedule is located in the Student Resources Center.

Tutoring Hours

Monday 11 am - 7 pm
Tuesday - Thursday (Math) 10 am - 7 pm
Friday 10 am - 3 pm
Sunday   1 pm - 5 pm

 

Art Historian Sessions with Jeanne Willette, Ph.D.

 

Tuesday 11 am - 3 pm
Wednesday 11 am - 3 pm
Thursday

11 am - 3 pm

Academic Support Guidelines

Academic Support in the SRC is to assist you in improving your learning outcome. Tutorial can be an excellent resource for reinforcing ideas, expanding knowledge, and brainstorming. It is important to remember that what you put into your time at the SRC is what you get out of it. Below are some guidelines to aid in maximizing your Academic Support time at the SRC.

  • Academic Support is held in either 30 minutes or one hour sessions.
  • Tutors may see students on a walk in basis, subject to availability. However, we encourage you to make a standing appointment.
  • Please log in and out each time you use Academic Support. This process helps the SRC better serve the Otis community in terms of hours and number of tutors available.
  • Please remember that when you sign up for tutoring you are making a commitment to use this service.
  • Students who fail to appear at three of their scheduled appointments, without notification, will be limited to the use of Academic Support on a walk-in basis only.
  • Be on time for your appointments. If you will be late for an appointment, or need to cancel, please notify the SRC at (424) 207-2492.
  • Be prepared for your appointment. Students should come to tutoring on time and bring with them their course syllabus, textbooks, and the assignment on which they are working.
  • If you are five minutes late, for a thirty minutes session, your appointment will be given away to a student on the wait list.
  • If you are ten minutes late, for an hour long session, your appointment will be given away to a student on the wait list.
  • Tutors will make every effort to begin and end scheduled appointments on time, but in some cases appointments may run over. Please be patient.
  • Remember, peer-tutors do not know all the answers; however, they can assist you in formulating questions to ask the instructor for clarification.
  • Tutors will not write your paper for you, nor can they talk to the professor for you.
  • If your paper is due in 2 hours or less, tutors will not “quickly read through” your paper.
  • If for any reason you are dissatisfied with the service provided by a tutor, contact Carol D. Branch, Ph.D., Director, Student Resources Center at ananse@otis.edu or (310) 846-2554.

 

Online Tutoring Service: Sunday 1:00 pm – Friday noon

 Email your papers to: tutors@otis.edu Online tutors will respond as soon as possible (usually within 48 hours, sometimes longer if it is a weekend or holiday).

 

Contact Us

SRC Front Desk
(424) 207-2492
(310) 665-6964 - fax

Carol D. Branch, Ph.D.
Director, Student Resources Center
Title IX Coordinator
(310) 846-2554