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Coaching for English Language Learners: Academic Writing, Reading, Speaking, and Listening

Offerings for International and English-Language-Learning Students from Dustin Simpson
Dustin is a member of the Reed faculty (Humanities 110), and also the English Language Learner Specialist. He has worked with international and English-language-learning students in a variety of capacities, on and off, since 1997. Below you will find a description of the non-credit workshops and tutoring that Dustin is offering this semester. 

Click here if you would like to book an appointment with Dustin.

 
Humanities 110 English Conversation Group
Tuesdays, 6:00-7:30pm
Online via Zoom (email dsimpson@reed.edu for the Zoom link)

In this weekly meeting, we will discuss the readings and lectures for the week. The main objective is to encourage students to practice conference-style discussion. This “mock Hum conference” has an easy-going atmosphere. Students are welcome to attend whenever they choose. Secondary objectives are listed below.

  • Helping students to deepen their understanding of texts on the syllabus
  • Reviewing critical vocabularies provided in Hum lectures
  • Discussing challenges of conference-style learning
  • Discussing paper topics right after they are distributed
One-on-One Coaching
Remotely By Appointment (click here to make an appointment)
Would you like to get some language-focused feedback on a rough draft of a paper? Would you like someone to help you work through your ideas so you can kick-start your process? Would you like to review a paper you have already turned in and gotten feedback on from your professor? Or would you like to work on discussing the readings in a more private and deliberate way? Dustin can help you. Send him an email to make an appointment. 
  • Keep in mind that a lot of students want to meet during the week before a Hum paper is due. Get in the habit of starting your papers early!