SkillZone Tutoring

SkillZone is a free drop-in center for all IUP international students and scholars (American Language Institute, undergraduate, exchange, and graduate) to access support for their classes and to develop academic skills for success.

Academic Year: Schedule an appointment.

Tutors are available Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 12:30 to 6:00 p.m. fall and spring terms (final exam period tutoring hours are 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.).

If you need an appointment outside of the 12:30–6:00 p.m. window, please email

Summer Terms: Email us to make an appointment at


Information for International Students and Scholars

What types of assignments can I get help with?

SkillZone tutors can support students with development in a variety of content areas, including English, science, math, business, and technology. Tutors can also help students who are preparing for standardized exams like GRE, TOEFL, or IELTS. SkillZone isn't just for homework, though. Students who want to practice English conversation, discuss cultural questions, or find out about campus and community resources can also get the support they need at SkillZone.

Who are the SkillZone tutors?

The tutors at SkillZone are undergraduate and graduate students who come from a variety of cultural, language, and disciplinary backgrounds.

Where is SkillZone?

Location: Delaney Hall, Suite B25 

920 Grand Street, Indiana PA 15701

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What does it cost?

SkillZone and its services are free of charge to IUP international students and scholars.

Information and Resources for Faculty

SkillZone can partner with your class by providing your international students with additional support for coursework and questions about US university culture.

Report Form

Students have the option to request that a summary of their SkillZone tutoring session be sent to faculty. If you would like a faculty report form, please encourage students to consent to information sharing. Feel free to contact SkillZone staff with any specific instructions if you are referring an individual or group for tutoring.

Syllabus Description

Please encourage your international students to take advantage of the academic support offered through SkillZone by including this description in your syllabus:

SkillZone is a drop-in tutoring center for all IUP international students and scholars. Tutors are IUP students who provide multilingual, multidisciplinary assistance for international students and scholars. In addition to tutoring for coursework, SkillZone offers support for cultural questions and academic success strategies, such as

  • Presentation skills
  • Managing classroom expectations
  • Study strategies
  • Academic integrity concerns
  • Preparing for tests, including TOEFL, IELTS, and GRE
  • Participating in group discussions 

Culture Café

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What is Cultural Café?

Informal, social gathering for our international and domestic students (light snacks will be provided), Conversation Partners are welcome to join!

When is Culture Café?

September 6, October 4, November 1, and November 29 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Where is Culture Café?

B25 Delaney Hall