Tutoring at the Annandale ESL Center
The ESL Center offers academic assistance to ESL students who would like to improve their language skills in English via one-on-one tutoring appointments. Only ESL students who are taking classes on the Annandale Campus can receive our academic support services.
Individual tutoring in the ESL Center is available by appointment and walk-in hours. Appointments should be made two to three days in advance.
Hours of Operation:
Monday to Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Friday 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m, and Saturday, appointments only
Monday to Thursday 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., walk-in hours
Please note walk-in hours operate on a first come first serve basis, so arrive early to secure your slot.
To schedule an appointment:
Come by our office located at CG 408.
What can I see a tutor about?
We are able to cover a wide-range of topics during a tutorial. Grammar is one area many students need a little extra help with and is often the focus of many tutorials. However, that is not all we offer. For those students wishing to practice speaking; conversation tutorials are also available as well as basic paragraph and paper structure, reading and descriptive exercises.
What will the Center not do?
Tutors will not proof read or write your papers for you.
What do we expect of you?
We ask that all students arrive on time for their appointments with any questions they may have. Each student may have one 30-minute appointment each week for free. Please be aware that if you are more than 10 minutes late for your appointment, your tutor may be reassigned to help another student. We usually have more students that need appointments, than tutors available so please try to keep your appointments and be on time. Please note, if you do not follow the cancellation policy listed below, you will not be eligible for tutoring again that semester.
What should I bring with me?
We ask that each student come prepared with an idea of which area they wish to cover as well as any work materials you know you will need. While we have some materials at the Center, we may not have the specific book your teacher uses, so please try to bring your books along.
To cancel your appointment for any reason, please call 703.323.3438 at least three hours in advance of your appointed time. If no one is available, leave a message so that your call time can be noted.