January 13, 2021

The Targeted Learning Communities Program


  • Are you a graduate or undergraduate student taking a reading- or writing-intensive class?

  • Is English your second, third, or fourth language?


Then consider joining the Targeted Learning Communities (TLC) program. Sign up today!

*Deadline: Saturday January 23rd.*



TLCs are meant to help you support your classroom learning, combine your personal goals with your academic goals, and create a learning community. If you join a TLC, you’ll be paired with 6-15 fellow students and 1 tutor-facilitator from our center. You will work together to decode academic and cultural norms, practice language acquisition, and develop collaboration skills. Your group will meet once a week on zoom for an hour for 6 weeks (weeks of Jan 25-March 1), however, some groups may start earlier depending on how quickly they fill up and can continue meeting after the first week of March if they so desire


TLCs can cover many topics, including:

  • Reading difficult course texts

  • Participating in class discussions and activities

  • Understanding assignments/feedback

  • Interpreting classroom and cultural norms

  • Finding support services

  • Professional development (resume, cover letters, etc.)



  1. Make sure you one of the group meeting times work for you:

  • Undergraduate

    • Rae’s group: Sundays 11:00-12:00pm

    • Fernanda’s group: Mondays 5:00-6:00pm

    • Sarvin’s group: Wednesdays 10:00-11:00am


  • Graduate

    • Brodie’s group: Thursdays 2:00-3:00pm

  1. Fill out this sign-up form by Saturday, January 23rd. Remember that TLC is on a first come, first serve basis so sign up as soon as you can.

  2. Expect an email from your peer facilitator by that Tuesday with a Zoom link for your weekly meetings.


If you have any questions about TLCs or forming a group, please contact Sarvin at sarvinm@uw.edu.


We look forward to working with you!

Sarvin Mahmoodi (she/her)

B.A. Education, Communities, and Organizations | Class of 2021
Peer Tutor and TLC Coordinator Odegaard Writing and Research Center
Peer Adviser Undergraduate Academic Affairs