CESL offers affordable individualized tutoring on campus to CESL and UA students who may be busy with jobs or other studies. These students may brush up on their weakest English language skills in an individual or small group.

Program Description Tuition*

Basic Tutoring

This tutoring is for students who want help with general English for their CESL courses or perhaps for entering an undergraduate university program.  For example, general speaking practice or grammar help are common requests for basic tutoring.

$300 for 10 hours

$175 for 5 hours

Elite Tutoring


This tutoring is for students who need higher-level, more intense tutoring in specific subject areas or specific requests.  For example, it can be working on preparing for TOEFL/ IELTS speaking (or any other section of these exams), pronunciation, or academic writing.


$600 for 10 hours

$345 for 5 hours

Skill Intensive Workshops (SIW) - Small group workshops

A group of two to five students can request an intensive workshop focused on a particular English skill (such as speaking, listening, reading, writing, or grammar). The students must apply, pay and register together. More students in a group reduces the cost per student ($15 - $37.50 per hour).

$750 for 10 hours for the entire group

* All tutoring options require an additional $30 application fee + $20 technology fee. For the SIW option, all participants must pay these fees.

All sales are final. The tutoring fee is not refundable, transferrable or deferrable.


Eligibility and Admission

  • Part-time study is open to students 18 years of age and older or students who are high school graduates. Students must be literate in their first language and must be currently in the United States.
  • Current CESL students are limited to 10 hours per week of tutoring.
  • All students born after 1956 must show proof of MMR immunization. Print the Proof of Immunization Form

Other Tutoring Options

On-site Group Tutoring

We can offer on-site tutoring labs at your Tucson location! Tutoring labs would be for individuals or small groups. (An institutional application fee of $100 is charged.) In addition, we can send a tutor to your site for set days/times. If you have students or employees who you feel would benefit from having a tutor on-site, please contact us at cesl@arizona.edu.

Online Tutoring

Our tutoring is available online which can be adapted to your schedule. $310 for 10 hours of Basic Tutoring, and $560 for 10 hours of Elite Tutoring.

How to Apply

Contact Sumayya Granger (sracy@arizona.edu) to discuss.

You will need her approval to enroll in tutoring sessions as she needs to verify she can accommodate your needs and recommend the best tutoring fit. You will also be advised to read our tutoring policies.