We offer individualized tutoring for students who want to focus on sentence-level issues and polish their written English. Whether you are a native English speaker or a speaker of multiple languages, if you need help with sentence fragments, subject-verb agreement, punctuation, or any other aspect of written English, our grammar consultants can help you. We know that it can be hard to catch your own mistakes, so looking at your writing with a trained consultant can help you learn to write sentences that accurately reflect your thoughts.
If you bring in a sample of your written work, during your first 50-minute appointment we'll help you to identify your own most common mistakes, and we'll develop a plan with you for working on those issues. We'll offer suggestions for proofreading your papers on your own, help you to understand underlying grammar rules, give you time to practice correcting your mistakes, and provide you with help sheets for common grammatical errors. Since we know that perfecting writing is a process, we encourage you to make weekly appointments with our consultants, who are part-time faculty or graduate level students trained in teaching English language grammar. Though they will not edit your paper for you, they will empower you with strategies for doing so yourself!
We're open from 9:30 to 4:30, Monday through Friday. You can make an appointment by calling the Learning Resource Center at 818-677-2033.
Can't come in to work with us right away but need help? Maybe one of these online grammar resources can help you in the meantime to answer a specific question.