American Culture and English Tutoring

International students at IUP

What Is ACE Tutoring?

American Culture and English Tutoring (ACE) tutoring is a unique opportunity for ALI students to benefit from individualized instruction with highly qualified peer tutors.

Where Is it?

Tutoring sessions are typically held in the ALI computer lab in Eicher 206.

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 for an hour and 15 minutes on either Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday.

What Do ALI Students Do?

Each ALI student is assigned a tutor. Students select the topics or skills they need to master (or want to study) from a list organized by the tutors and ACE Tutoring supervisor. Tutor assignments are based on students' needs and interests. Student and tutor preferences are taken into account whenever possible.

Do All Students Have to Attend ACE Tutoring?

ACE Tutoring is a required class for full-time ALI students. It is a different format from other ALI classes and offers an opportunity to get involved with English learning through individualized interactions.

Who Are the ACE tutors?

All tutors are current IUP students. Many are graduate students 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.