The Speaking Center

In Spring 2024 the Learning and the Writing Centers will continue their services, with both in-person and virtual availability for students.

In-person services include Peer Tutoring appointments.

Online services include Peer Tutoring appointments, Academic Skills Coaching appointments, and Writing Center consultations.

The LWSC staff can be reached in person at Gleeson Library lower level, Room G03; via email at; through the chat box on our web pages; or via phone at (415) 422-6713. We also respond promptly to voicemails left on our main line at (415) 422-6713.

The Speaking Center is available to help students prepare for public speaking - including speeches, oral presentations, team presentations, and visual aid demonstrations.

Public Speaking Coaches can help you with a variety of aspects of public speaking, including:

  • effective oral communication skills
  • researching and writing speech content
  • achieving engaging delivery
  • developing well-organized, concise, and informative main points
  • using transitions and signposting
  • crafting introductions and conclusions
  • enhancing visual aids

Coaches are trained peer tutors who are skilled teachers and experienced public speakers. 

Appointments are available during designated hours each semester.

Dr. Philip Choong is the Director of the USF Speaking Center and Professor in the Department of Rhetoric and Language. He can be contacted via email at


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Learn about the USF Speaking Center

We are now located in Gleeson Library, Lower Level



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The Learning, Writing, and Speaking Centers

Gleeson Library | Geschke Center | Lower Level G03
2495 Golden Gate Ave, San Francisco, CA 94117

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 8 a.m. —8 p.m.
Friday: 8 p.m.—5 p.m.