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In our academic community, ESS is like the friendly neighborhood store that has a little bit of everything that you need for studying. Students routinely report that ESS has just what they need. So, if you are looking for just the right study strategy, stop by ESS. We're open for business and waiting for you!

Stop by ESS in 470 Sears or call 216.368.5230 to set up an individual consultation with one of our specialists. Our mission is strategic learning experiences—for you!

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Spoken English Language Tutoring

Learn about the SELPers, peer tutors from our Spoken English Language Program. SELPers meet individually with CWRU undergraduate, graduate and professional students, for up to an hour a week, throughout the week. Many of them are working on degrees in English, while some of them have backgrounds in technical communication or have science or engineering majors - but no matter what kind of educational focus they are working in, they all have been trained to help you with your spoken English needs!

To set appointments for the Spoken English Language Partners,sign in through TutorTrac.

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Feeling Overwhelmed? ESS can help.

UNIV 100: Essential Academic Strategies is a great way for you to develop effective strategies for managing a busy schedule, preparing for quizzes and exams, taking good notes, and enhancing study skills. UNIV 100 is a non-credit, pass / no-pass five-week seminar facilitated by ESS staff members. The seminar runs for one hour per week and is conducted three times a semester - beginning in weeks two, four, and nine during the fall semester and weeks two, four, and ten during the spring semester. Register through SIS today!

Instructor Sarah Dellinger
Spoken English Seminar

This non-credit, five-week seminar for graduate and professional students, and research scholars, will improve their spoken English skills. The seminar covers pronunciation, intonation, rhythm, idioms, and presentation skills. This seminar meets twice a week for a total of 10 class hours. The schedule for this seminar is flexible, accommodating students' schedules. Students register in person at ESS during business hours. There is a fee for this course. Questions? Contact Sarah Dellinger, Assistant Director for Spoken English, at