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.
Prior to the start of the quarter, students fill out an online application and provide information on the times they are available to meet. Appointment times are assigned on a first-come, first served basis; registration will continue until all appointment times are assigned.
Graduate students may register for tutoring for Spring Quarter 2013 starting on Monday, February 25th at 10:00 AM, on our registration page. Registration will open for all other staff and scholars on Monday, March 4th.
For help without a weekly appointment, please see our Office Hours page.