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Tutoring Formats

One-on-One Tutoring Sessions

If you’d like personalized, individual attention on how to improve your English skills, this might be the best option for you. These tutors can help you develop any or all areas of English, though make sure to let them know what you’d like to achieve by attending their tutoring sessions. If you’d like to improve your listening skills, tell them; if you’d like to review prompts and/or homework from your English classes, tell them.

Conversation Groups

If you’d like to improve your speaking skills in a relaxed and informal setting while also connecting with fellow ESL students at Pace, conversation groups might be the right choice for you. In these groups, you’ll meet one tutor and a small group of students who also want to improve their speaking skills. Through various exercises lead by your tutor, you’ll practice a vital part of speaking called fluency – namely the skill of communicating effectively without excessive attention to accuracy. Some of you might think of this skill as being able to speak English without having to think too much about what to say.

Business English Seminars

The Business English seminars are designed to prepare students to use English in a present or future work situation. Students will develop English skills with a focus on business contexts and environments, and they will learn vocabulary that is used regularly in the business world. These seminars will help practice and enrich communication skills by using English in specific business settings and situations, i.e., interviews, Curriculum Vitae preparation and email etiquette.

Project-Based Seminars [Currently Unavailable]

Our project-based seminar follows the principle that students learn best when they work toward a common goal with a relatively high level of autonomy. You will be able to choose your own topic and work towards creating a written and digital memoir that you could share with family and friends. We know that you’re busy with schoolwork and may not have a lot of spare time, so know that we won’t expect for you to do any homework after these sessions end – that is, unless you really want to. We will integrate all English skills through the use of technology, music, and videos, so that you’ll come out of these seminars with an increased overall level of English, deeper connection with your fellow peers, and a valuable learning experience that you’ll carry with you for a long time.

Workshops [Currently Unavailable]

If you’d like to receive tutoring on some of the most common ESL challenges our tutors observe in their tutoring sessions as well as other topics requested by students, look out for our workshop flyer within the first few weeks of the semester. If you can’t find it in your Pace-affiliated email inbox, feel free to email us at IAS@pace.edu, and we’ll send you another copy.  You’re free to attend whichever workshop you’re interested in without having to sign up; just follow the directions on the flyer.

As I was writing a research paper for one of my graduate-level classes, my advisor suggested that I sign up for one-on-one ESL tutoring. After attending a few sessions, it became clear to me that the instructors were very dedicated and committed to helping me improve my research paper. Throughout these sessions, I not only improved my writing skills, but also my pronunciation and understanding of American culture. As a result, my GPA also increased, so I strongly advise all international students to enroll in the Global Pathways tutoring program. - Ligia Galvão, Graduate Pathways Alum