The Oral Communication Center offers tutoring services to students working on specific oral communication projects or general communication concerns.
OCC peer tutors can provide coaching and advice on a variety of assignment types—solo or group presentations, debates, panel discussions, podcasts, readings, oral exams, poster presentations—and at any stage in the process, from conception, planning, and development to practicing and revising to review and critique.
OCC tutor conferences are often required by professors, but many students choose to have OCC conferences even if they are not required. Since the key goal in oral communication is audience comprehension, it's helpful to have a listener with whom you can test your ideas for coherence, clarity, and overall effectiveness.
The OCC peer tutor will provide constructive feedback that will help you make the most of your strengths and help you develop strategies for improving effectiveness.
Your OCC tutor can help you manage challenges such as these:
You can now register for Oral Communication Center appointments online! To do so, click the following link and select an open slot: Appointments Calendar
Oral communication conferences are available on the hour during the following times:
10 a.m.-12 p.m.
During final exam week, conferences are available by appointment only.
Click the following link to go to our online calendar, and select an appointment slot: Appointments Calendar
Please make sure you have accepted the event in your Google Calendar!
You can also sign up for an appointment by calling 315-859-4401 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Click the following link to learn how to cancel an appointment: Cancelling Appointments (under "Make Appointments")
If you cancel an appointment, that slot will be open to other students!