Free tutoring services are offered to all English as a Second Language (ESL) students. The primary purpose for this program is to help students achieve success, higher understanding and better English skills in their ESL courses.

If Juniata students who are English Language Learners (ELL) need tutoring in a non-ESL course for language-based issues, arrangements can be made with the professor of that course and the Tutoring Program Coordinator. Priority, however, will be given to current ESL students in the English for Academic Purposes program (EAP).

We encourage students taking courses outside the EAP to seek tutoring services through Quest, especially if the student is having issues with content.


  1. Students on academic probation may be required to use tutoring services.
  2. The program is voluntary for all ESL students in good academic standing.
  3. IEP instructors may discuss with students the possibility of entering the tutoring program and will make a formal recommendation through email to the student and Tutoring Program Coordinator.  These students' applications will have priority if the availability of tutors is limited.  If a student agrees with his/her instructor that having a tutor would be beneficial, the student should email the Tutoring Program Coordinator with the information in the procedures section.
  4. Students may apply for tutoring services on their own simply by emailing the Tutoring Program Coordinator with the information in the procedures section.
  5. The number of hours/week a student may use tutoring services will be no more than three, but may further be limited by demand of other students and/or availability of tutors.
  6. If students are taking courses outside the English for Academic Purposes program and need tutoring in those courses, we encourage them use the process of getting a tutor for those courses through Quest.


 1. If you want to use the ESL tutoring services, email the Tutoring Program Coordinator, Mr Elliot Hirshon with the following information:

  • Name, including a nickname/English name, you would like the tutor to call you.
  • Number of the course(s) (e.g., ESL 170) you would like tutoring in. If more than one course, please indicate the courses in order of what is most important to you.
  • Name of instructor(s)
  • Issues (e.g., verb usage, pronunciation) in the course you would like to be tutored in.

2. Download, read, print, and sign the Tutoring Agreement, before your first tutoring session.

  • If you have questions about the agreement, please ask your tutor, EAP instructor, your advisor, and/or the Tutoring Program Coordinator
  • Bring the signed Tutoring Agreement with you to your first tutoring session.
  • The Tutoring Agreement will be kept in your file in the EAP Academic Study Center, along with a record of your tutoring sessions.

3. The Tutoring Program Coordinator will electronically introduce you to your tutor. It is your responsibility to contact each other ASAP.

4. If you wish to stop your tutoring sessions, contact the Tutoring Program Coordinator with the reasons for discontinuing. If you are on academic probation, you are required to continue tutoring.

Policies and procedures will be updated as required.