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ESOL/Academic Foundations Tutoring Center

ESOL/Academic Foundations Tutoring Center

Location:  WCTS 1214A                        Email:                Phone:  817-515-7316

Mission Statement

The mission of the ESOL/Academic Foundations Tutoring Center is to offer ongoing academic support for non-native English speakers and students in developmental reading and writing courses.  Tutors offer assistance in reading, writing, and conversation to non-native English speakers in ESOL and transfer-credit courses.  For students in developmental reading and writing, we offer assistance in reading comprehension, sentence relationships, vocabulary building, grammar reviews, and essay writing.

Available Services

·         Pronunciation Skills

·         Conversational Practice

·         Essay Assistance

·         Grammar Reviews

·         Punctuation Reviews

·         Reading Accuplacer Workshops

·         Writing Accuplacer Workshops

Assistance is available in one-on-one and small group settings.  Contact us for more information.

Policies and Procedures

·         Tutoring sessions are limited to 45 minutes a day and two sessions per week.

·         Services are only available to current TCC students.

·         Children are not allowed to attend tutoring sessions.

·         Tutoring sessions do not take the place of classroom instruction; students must continue to attend class.

·         Tutors do not write or edit drafts for students but can offer advice in a conversational manner to help students improve writing skills.

Academic Foundations Department

The tutoring center is part of the Academic Foundations Department, which prepares students for success in college, career, and life by focusing on academic competence, confidence, and commitment.

Hours of Operation

Appointments are available Monday – Friday, 8:00am to 12:00pm.  Contact us at 817-515-7316 or to schedule an appointment.

Walk-in sessions are available Monday – Thursday, 1:00pm to 10:00pm and Friday 1:00pm to 5:00pm.  No appointment is necessary during walk-in hours.

Summer hours are Monday – Thursday, 7:00am – 12:00pm and 1:00pm-6:00pm.