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ACE Tutoring

What is ACE Tutoring?

American Culture and English Tutoring (ACE) Tutoring is designed to facilitate effective and customized ESL learning by creating independent, student-centered, and self-directed language learning.

Where is it?

Tutoring sessions are typically held in Eicher 206. Eicher Hall is next to the power plant on campus.

When is it?

ALI students in the beginner to intermediate high level are assigned an ACE Tutoring class in their schedule. ALI students and their tutors meet twice a week on either Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday.

What do ALI students do?

Each ALI student is assigned an ESL tutor. Students select the topics or skills they need to master (or want to study) from a list organized by the tutors. Tutor assignment is based on students’ needs and requirements in ESL learning. Student and tutor preferences are taken into account whenever possible.

Do ALI students have to attend ACE Tutoring?

Yes. ACE Tutoring is a required class for students in the beginner to intermediate high levels of the ALI. It is a different format from regular English classes, and is another opportunity to get involved with English learning through interactions between an ACE tutor and ALI students.

Who are the ESL tutors?

All tutors are current IUP students. Many are graduate students in the TESOL programs in IUP’s English Department, language majors, and Honors College students. Tutors are highly qualified and have been carefully selected and trained to become ACE tutors by the American Language Institute administration.

Interested in Becoming a Tutor?

Contact the ACE Tutoring supervisor with any questions at When you are ready to apply, complete the ACE Tutor Application and submit it to the ALI main office, 214 Eicher Hall. We accept applications year-round.

  • American Language Institute
  • 214 Eicher Hall
    860 Grant Street
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-2402
  • Fax: 724-357-5640
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
  • 12:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m.