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English Language Support Services

The Global Pathways English Language Support Services program seeks to aid any Pace student on either campus whose first language is something other than English in further developing all or any of their English skills by offering FREE tutoring sessions with qualified ESL tutors.

Whether students are highly proficient in English or are struggling to keep up with your classes, continuity is key for them to develop their English skills. Thus, all of our tutoring formats are offered on a weekly basis, with students meeting the same tutor throughout the entire semester for which they sign up. It is therefore also expected that students who sign up commit to attending these sessions on-time every week, and that they prepare what needs to be prepared for their sessions ahead of time.

Special announcement during the COVID-19 pandemic

  • All tutoring has been moved online through Zoom till further notice.

How to Sign up

To sign up for tutoring, email the below information to Note, however, that one-on-one tutoring sessions don’t usually become available to students outside Global Pathways till about one months into the semester.

  • Your UID
  • When you’d be available over the next few days to talk to us about signing up
  • If you already know what tutoring format you would prefer (see below), include this as well.

I have been in tutoring since I came to Pace University and I’ve had many great sessions with my tutors. I have learned a lot about American pronunciation and culture and I highly recommend tutoring sessions to other international students.- Mengxi Yang (Mency), former undergraduate Pathways student

Tutoring Resources [Currently Unavailable]

We’re hoping to be able to provide mini-lesson recordings and other self-guided resources here in a future semester. Stay tuned!

Meet the Support Staff

Cecilia Davis

ESL Volunteer Tutor

Cecilia has been working at Pace University since 2016. She is currently the Program Coordinator for the Biology and Chemistry Dept. in Pleasantville and has been a volunteer tutor for Pace Global Pathways since 2020, where she's been leading most of the program's conversation groups. She is an avid linguist, who has earned two Bachelors in English, one from the University of Florence, Italy and one from PACE University. She is on track to complete a Master of Science in TESOL International in May 2021. Born and raised in Italy until her early 20s, she stands by Federico Fellini’s quote: “A different language is a different vision of life.” Before moving to the USA, she has worked in Germany as a civilian for NATO. She subsequently worked for Italian fashion companies in Manhattan while translating and teaching Italian for language schools on her spare time. She has taught English at an international school for adults and has volunteered to teach English to refugees. She thinks of her classroom as a culturally responsive environment, where students and teacher share knowledge and skills with the help of their home languages and cultures.

Beth Henderson-Callaway

ESL Volunteer Tutor

Beth Henderson-Callaway graduated from Pace University, Magna Cum Laude in 2014, while raising her five children. After graduation, she worked as a paraprofessional at The Center for Urban Education, School of Education at Pace. While at CUE, she co-developed a literature and creative writing curriculum for NYC public high school students in the CUE's federally funded Upward Bound Program. Along with teaching three classes on Saturdays, she developed a college scholarship database, edited students' college essays and prepared an ELL high school student for the AP English Literature Exam. In 2020, she was accepted into the TESOL International, MS program at Pace University and started tutoring students in one-on-one sessions for Pace Global Pathways.