Get Help Writing and Speaking in English
BYU-Idaho wants to help you succeed in your classes. There are campus courses you can take for credit or you can receive tutoring help from other BYU-Idaho students.
English Speaking/ Writing Courses
Register for a class that will help you improve your English writing, reading, and speaking skills. All classes will earn you credit towards graduation. (You can only sign up for tutoring appointments after you’ve registered for a course.)
GS102R (0.5-2 credits)
Work one-on-one with a tutor to learn successful skills for studying and reading. This is a not an English class, but a course to help you improve your studies. (Course GS102R can be taken more than once for a maximum of six credits.)
Get a HELPer
If you need help improving your learning skills, the HELPer Program is a free tutoring service that will help you refine your reading, writing, listening, speaking, and study skills. You do not need to register for a class to sign up for a HELPer appointment.
Volunteers in the HELPers Program will help you
- Enhance your writing, speaking, listening, and reading skills
- Prepare for class assessments
- Learn strategies to adapt to American culture.
If you need course-specific help, contact your Teacher’s Assistant or the Tutoring Center.
When you attend a tutoring appointment, keep the follow rules in mind.
- Attend a scheduled tutoring sessions. (Students who miss two consecutive appointments may be dropped by the third missed appointment.)
- Communicate with your tutor if you have an emergency. (Students should not use avoidable excuse to skip appointments or reschedule.)
- Be on time and prepared for all tutoring appointments.
- Set goals and be an active participant in your tutoring sessions. (Tutoring is about helping each student be successful in their reading and school experience. This can only happen if you are an active participant in the process.)
- Treat the tutor with respect and courtesy. (Respect tutor’s time and availability. Students are not entitled to repeatedly reschedule appointments. Tutors also have their academic commitments and responsibilities.)
- Keep a professional relationship with the tutor. (Students and tutors are not allowed to date. If your tutor gives you his or her cell phone number, it is for tutoring purposes only).
- Treat the tutoring subject matter seriously. (Tutoring is about learning and study; avoid distractions; it’s not a time for texting, Facebooking, etc.)
- Lead out in discussions about what you are learning
- Complete all assignments assigned during tutoring
- Be accountable to your tutor. (This includes allowing your tutor to provide feedback, study tips, support and guidance regarding your overall academic performance.)
- Always check-in and check-out at the supervisor’s desk
Who Can Take EILC Courses?
About The Courses
Become an EILC Tutor
English as an International Language Center
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
- Native or near-native English fluency
- Must have completed FDENG 150 with an “A” grade
- Maintain a 3.0 GPA or above
- TOEFL score above 80 or ACT score above 20
- Must be available for at least three semesters
- TESOL majors and minors are given preference
- Flexible hours, but must commit to at least 10 hours of availability each week.
For more information about being an EILC Tutor or to check available openings, contact the EILC Office.
Contact the EILC