What can I get help with?
The English Language Support tutors will assist with writing skills, reading comprehension, aural comprehension, and/or spoken communication. We will be available during session times to help with any English skills the student wishes to work on, per appointment or on a walk-in (first come, first served) basis.
We will review ungraded work and teach the grammar or English language concepts present in your work so that you can learn the concept and edit your work. Graded assignments or essays can be used to identify concepts to work on. We will refer students to the Writing Center for issues related to content, structure, argument, organization, etc.
Each student is important to us and our priority is to help with the issues presented. We are flexible and will adapt to each student’s needs. We are prepared to teach using methods such as quizzes, worksheets, sample writing assignments, as well as examples and explanations. We tailor each session to the student's need.
Can you proof-read or edit my papers?
We do not proof-read or edit ungraded or un-submitted essays or assignments. Tutors will not mark on the student’s work.
How can I make an appointment?
You can make an appointment on our Online Appointment Calendar. If the open appointments are at times when you can't come for tutoring, email firstname.lastname@example.org with your available times and days, and we will create an appointment that works with your schedule.
If you realize that you can't come to your appointment, please cancel it in the Online Appointment Calendar, which will let someone else reserve that time.
Where are the English Language Support Tutors located?
We are located in the Language Learning Center on the first floor of Palmer Hall.
Do you recommend any sites that could help me?
- Oxford English Dictionary
- American Dialect Society's Word of the Year
- About.com - ESL
- ESL Gold - Worksheets
- Stickyball - Idiom Practice Worksheets
- Grammar United - English Grammar Guide
- List of Books on Public Domain
- University of Iowa Phonetics App
If you find something else that is interesting, helpful, and related to ESL or the English language in general, please let us know and we may add it to our list!