ALA Resources

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Hours of Operation

Monday-Friday: 7:30AM-4:30PM
Saturdays: By appointment only.
Sundays: By appointment only.


Customized English & Tutoring

ALA offers customized English and tutoring options for specific academic, professional, and social purposes and for students seeking to increase their English proficiency test and academic standardized test scores. Customized English courses and tutoring sessions are available for individual students and groups. These courses and sessions are delivered at times that fit with an individual or group’s schedule to give students the flexibility of combining other obligations with high-quality courses and instruction.

Customized English courses and tutoring sessions for English language purposes are designed to target the individual needs of students or groups by providing instruction that will increase their English proficiency skills in the areas of reading, writing, listening, speaking, grammar, and vocabulary for general or specific purposes. For English proficiency testing, students are given the test strategies and skills necessary to be successful on their English proficiency tests.

Customized academic courses and tutoring are designed to provide support to students who need to increase their skills in the core academic subjects (English, Mathematics, Sciences, and Social Studies), and in verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, analytical writing, and critical thinking. Academic courses and tutoring give students the proper tools and test strategies to be successful on their academic standardized tests.

Whether you need English for academic, general, or for business purposes, or need assistance in increasing your skills in order to take an English proficiency or standardized test, we can assist you!

Customized English & Tutoring Overview

Method of Instruction: On Campus or Online

Prerequisites: Not Required


  • English Language Skills: Reading, Speaking, Writing, Listening, Grammar, Vocabulary
  • English Proficiency Testing Strategies & Practice (i.e. IELTS, TOEFL, iTEP, CET, CaMLA)
  • Standardized Testing Strategies & Practice (i.e. GRE, GMAT, GED, SAT, ACT)

Est. Completion Date: 9-weeks per unit

Duration: Hours vary per 9-weeks

Total number of units: Varies

Enrollment: Open enrollment throughout the academic school year

Course Schedule: Hours vary per 9-weeks

Note: F-1 students are required to be enrolled full-time in the Intensive English Program on campus. F-1 students can take tutoring courses in addition to the Intensive English Program