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ESL Tutoring

Free tutoring for RDP students learning English as an additional language.

ESL Tutoring

ESL tutoring is offered:

  • in-person at Red Deer Polytechnic Library

  • online

1. In-person tutoring appointment

In-person appointments are in the Tutoring Centre, which is located on the second floor of the Library, west side (room 2006F).

Please bring your work in electronic format; paper essays will not be allowed.

Face coverings (masks) are mandatory.

2. Online tutoring appointment via Microsoft Teams (videoconference)

You will receive a link in your confirmation email to join the online Teams meeting at the pre-arranged time.

If none of the available times work for you, alternate arrangements may be possible. Please email to discuss.

What Happens in an ESL Tutoring Session?

An ESL tutoring session at Red Deer Polytechnic is a one-to-one session with our ESL Tutor. Referrals are not required.

Sessions are generally 45-60 minutes in length. During the session, you will discuss your needs and learn how to develop your skills in order to reach your goals. At the end of your session, you may decide to visit the ESL Tutor again or you may be connected with another resource at RDP.

The ESL Tutor focuses on building academic language proficiency for English language learners. Sessions may include a mix of grammar instruction, vocabulary development, and conversation/pronunciation. Students may receive support with course work including reading course material, determining what an assignment is asking, planning and writing an outline, revising and editing assignments, and preparing for presentations.

Tutoring at Red Deer Polytechnic

Red Deer Polytechnic offers several tutoring services for RDP students:

Academic Upgrading Tutoring
Free tutoring in any Academic Upgrading class; for Academic Upgrading students only.

ESL Tutoring
Free individual tutoring for English-language learners enrolled in any Red Deer Polytechnic class or program.

Learning Skills & Strategies
Appointments or workshops provide tips and resources to help you become a more effective learner. Free for any RDP student.

Math Learning Centre
Free math help for students enrolled in any Red Deer Polytechnic class or program.

Peer Tutoring
Fee-based course-specific tutoring, offered at your convenience.

Writing Skills Centre
Free writing help for students enrolled in any Red Deer Polytechnic class or program.