Students and scholars may apply to work one-on-one with an English Language Tutor on a quarterly basis rather than (or in addition to) English language classes. Working with a tutor gives students the opportunity to get personalized feedback, and to focus on specific linguistic skills and language functions. Tutoring can be especially helpful for very advanced learners, as well as those with very low proficiency. Students meet with their tutors once a week for 30 minutes throughout the academic quarter. Students direct their own learning, and should come prepared to discuss their goals at the first session. Activities might include practice in conversation, pronunciation, listening, and giving presentations; SPEAK or Versant test preparation; mock interviews; reviewing written work to find patterns of errors; cultural discussion, and more.
Students and scholars of The Graduate School are given first priority for tutoring appointments. For Winter Quarter 2014, TGS students and scholars may apply starting on January 6, 2014. Professional master's students, faculty, staff, and visiting scholars may apply starting January 13, 2014.For more information on applying, please visit our registration page.
For help without a weekly appointment, please see our Office Hours page.