ELLC Tutoring offers help with English language and American culture on written and oral assignments. We can help you improve reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills.
ELLC Tutoring is for all multilingual speakers for whom English might not be their first or primary language, both undergraduate and graduate, and it’s free!
The ELLC currently offers tutoring Monday - Thursday from 10am - 3pm with an option of sessions in-person or over Zoom. All in-person sessions take place in Loyola 218. When you book your appointment, please select the "in person" or "Zoom" option. For any special requests, please email us at ELLCtutoring@seattleu.edu.
Winter 2023 Schedule
If none of the above times work for you, or for any other special requests, please email us at ELLCtutoring@seattleu.edu to start a conversation about how and when we can help!
ELLC Tutoring is not available during SU holidays listed in the academic calendar.
A student with a booked ELLC tutoring session is given priority over a "walk-in", so make sure to book a session if you really need the help! Remember to cancel if you can't make it so somebody else can take advantage of this resource.
When you're ready for your ELLC tutoring session, please login to our Zoom room (after booking your session, the link will be sent to your email) and wait for your tutor to let you in.
Please be patient while waiting for the ELLC tutor. They may be finishing another session, but they will try to let you know by email if they are running late.
ELLC Tutoring sessions are generally 30 or 60 minutes long, but they can continue if there are no students waiting.
The ELLC Tutoring helped me in developing strategies in brainstorming. It even helped me to deliver my message in essays and presentations more effectively.
I always use the tutoring center for my assignments. They correct grammar mistakes and check the structure of my essays carefully. It's not only helps me improve my writing skills but also helps me improve the quality of my assignments.
They not only perform grammar checks, but they also help me understand my professors' requirements when I am confused. I am pleased with all of the tips and brainstorming suggestions they have given to help me with my specific needs.
Asking ELLC Tutoring for help is a prime choice when you do think up any ideas, have any brainstorm, and have a lot of points. Tutors not only provide ideas in different points of view but also go over errors you might take no notice such as grammar.
You can come to the ELLC tutoring whenever you need help with:
Here are some real examples of students who came to get help at the ELLC tutoring center:
Important note: The ELLC works hard to schedule tutoring sessions that would be convenient for most students. If you can’t make it to any of the scheduled sessions, please let us know and we might be able to arrange an appointment with a tutor outside of scheduled sessions. However, please note that we do not provide tutors’ contact information or arrange additional tutoring support outside of ELLC tutoring sessions.
No, but if English is not your first or primary language, we can help with your writing as well. Our tutors are trained to help students who are multilingual speakers of English and can advise you on your grammar, vocabulary, as well as structure of your essays. The Writing Center is also an excellent source of help for any stage of the writing process. The more help you can get, the better!
The Writing Center specializes in helping students with writing assignments only. The ELLC Tutoring offers help with English language and American culture on any type of assignment you might have: written essays, online discussions, oral presentations, etc. Tutors can also help with personal statements, resumes, and interview preparation. Finally, the ELLC tutors are more specialized in working with students who are multilingual speakers of English and for whom English is not their first or primary language.
We try to accommodate our students if we can; we can occasionally arrange for one of our tutors to meet you outside of posted tutoring hours. If you need to do something like this, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org at least 48 hours before you need tutoring and we will do our best!
You can easily cancel or change your appointment either by going back to the confirmation email from Bookings. You can also email us at email@example.com.
You can “drop in” during the tutoring hours and see if any tutors are available. However, if someone signed up for an appointment, they will have priority. It’s usually best to make an appointment in advance so you can reserve your spot.
Definitely! We can help you prepare and practice oral assignments from presentations to debates and job interviews. Any time you need help with English, the ELLC Tutoring is for you!
Yes! One of the things we do is help students with their understanding of American culture. Teachers often use examples from popular culture or history to make it easier for students to understand the topic. If you’re having problems understanding all those cultural references you can always come to talk about them with our tutors.