Tamilla Mammadova is an instructor of Writing and Information Literacy at ADA University, Azerbaijan, Baku. She holds PhD in Applied Linguistics from University of Santiago de Compostela. Dr. Mammadova's areas of interest are evaluation of English language teaching materials, the use of technology in modern classes, spoken English, and Corpus Linguistics.
Office hours can feel long, laborious, and lonely when no one shows up, especially in the beginning of a semester. One way I've found to increase my students' use of office hours is to challenge them to meet with me.