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The Learning Centre: English Language Tutoring

English Language Tutoring is a service to help students develop written and spoken English language skills for Douglas College courses.  English Language Tutors  are TESL-trained, professional tutors.

Tutoring Sessions

English Language tutors meet with you one-on-one to discuss your writing process in 25-minute or 55-minute sessions. 

Your tutor can also reserve ongoing sessions for you for a few weeks at a time to work together on specific assignments and skills. 

Find an appointment on the English Language Tutoring Schedule 

Handouts and other Resources

Handouts with strategies and information to improve your writing, grammar and citation skills are available online and in the Learning Centre. 

Find a resource or handout

Tutoring Approach

English Language Tutors can help you by:

  • Discussing your assignment with you

  • Discussing English language weaknesses in your school work

  • Suggesting techniques and resources to improve your use of English

  • Providing exercises in grammar and other language development skills

Limits to help from a tutor may include:

  • choosing a limited number of the errors or patterns of errors to focus on

  • showing you how to fix errors by giving examples and providing resources

  • giving editing advice and practice to improve your own language skill

Note: We may suggest you speak to your instructor if you have questions that your tutor cannot answer.

Is English Language Tutoring for you?

  • Your primary language is not English (English is your second or additional language)
  • You would like English language help in your Douglas College classes (writing, speaking, reading, or listening).
  • You would like to work on improving the English you need for your college courses