Tutoring Program

Tutoring Program
The IEP has a robust program to help students improve their English inside and outside of class with highly trained University of Oregon students. IEP students can work with UO students in the following ways:  



Conversation Partners

The Conversation Partner Program supports the AEI’s mission by integrating international students into all aspects of campus life while helping them navigate through new territory as students at the University of Oregon. The program employs a reliable, engaging, and diverse group of native or near-native UO student tutors who mentor and support international students in the AEI’s Intensive English Program. Student tutors enhance the experience of international students at the UO, increase students’ opportunities to practice speaking English, expand students’ knowledge of University resources, and ease students’ adjustment to life at the UO and in Eugene. Students are engaged in a wide range of activities, from working on classroom assignments to helping them understand their phone bill or holding informal conversation.

Classroom Tutors

Tutors also provide support for the Speaking & Listening and elective classes. They help students to practice discussions and conversations in pairs or small groups. Tutors attend class once a week, and they participate in activities designed by the teacher.

Help Desk

The AEI Tutoring Program offers Help Desk sessions for all IEP students to get homework help and talk with University of Oregon students. Trained tutors can help students with speaking and listening skills, writing and grammar support, and TOEFL and IELTS preparation. Email aeitutoroffice@uoregon.edu to sign up for a remote Help Desk session over Zoom.

Help Desk Hours: (Week 2-Week 10) Monday – Thursday, by appointment only