English Language Learning Center (ELLC) offers assistance with class assignments and can help you improve reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills.
ELLC Tutoring is for all SU non-native speakers of English, both undergraduate and graduate, and it’s free! Learn more about booking an online tutoring session!
For the 2020 -2021 Academic Year, the ELLC will be offering online ELLC tutoring sessions through Microsoft Teams. ELLC tutoring sessions will still offer the same services, such as essay help, conversation practice, or pronunciation support, and we are working on ways to best meet your needs. Please review our updated processes below and let us know if you have any questions at ELLCtutoring@seattleu.edu.
A student with a booked ELLC tutoring session is given more priority than a student "walking in", so make sure to book a session if you really need the help!
Email us at ELLCtutoring@seattleu.edu to start a conversation on how and when we can help!
In order to make sure that all students have an opportunity to use the ELLC tutoring service, we ask you to reserve no more than 2 hours of tutoring per week. However, if you need more tutoring and there are available sessions (for example, the session after yours is open or there are more time slots on the same day), you are welcome to come for more tutoring on the first come, first serve basis. In this case, feel free to send a message to ELLCTutoring on Microsoft Teams to check if there is time available, but please understand that the tutor could be in an on-going session or unable to immediately respond.
Actual hours may vary week to week. Times above are listed in Pacific Standard Time (PST). ELLC Tutoring may not be available during SU holidays as listed by the academic calendar. Sign-in to Bookings through the ELLC Tutoring link above for actual hours and tutoring session availability.
For questions or concerns about availability, email us at ELLCtutoring@seattleu.edu. If none of the above times work, please let us know and we will try to make accommodations as necessary.
When you're ready for your ELLC tutoring session, follow the following steps.
Please be patient while waiting for the ELLC tutor. They may be finishing another session, but they will try to give a quick response with how much more time they will need until they're ready. (ie: "Ready in 2 minutes.")
ELLC Tutoring sessions are generally 30 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.
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No, but if English is your second or third language, we can help with your writing as well. Our tutors are trained to help students who are non-native 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 non-native speakers of English.
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 one week before you need tutoring and we will do our best!
There is an SU printer in the South Wing of the Admin building (next to our office) and you can print it there. It is like any SU printer so make sure that you have enough money on your SU card.
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.