Tutoring and Conversation Partner Program


Tutoring Services provides a help desk for IEP students. Students receive help with homework, essays, TOEFL practice or extra conversation practice. Experienced conversation partners help staff each session.


Tutors attend Oral Skills classes one day a week for seven weeks each term.  The tutors are  trained conversation partners who participate in teacher-directed activities such as small group discussions. 


The American English Institute offers students in the Intensive English Program an optional one-hour session of one-on-one conversation with a University of Oregon student. Conversation Partners can help students with homework, explain campus life or enjoy time together. Conversation partners work with students to improve their English speaking and listening skills, help students adapt to social, cultural, and academic life on campus and understand the community.  Students can sign up at any time to be matched with a Conversation Partner.  Research indicates that conversation partners help accelerate language gains and cultural adjustment to life on campus and in our community. Active, motivated learners equal high achievers. If you have questions, concerns, or ideas about the program, please stop by the tutoring office in Agate 127.

Conversation partners help solidify language gains and ease the cultural adjustment to life on campus and in our community. Our Conversation Partners are active, motivated learners and high achievers.


Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.