Second Language Evaluation Tutoring: FAQ

Have questions about our SLE tutoring sessions? You've come to the right place - we have answers!

One of the things that sets LRDG’s methodology apart is our exceptional tutoring staff.

Our team of 120 tutors (and counting) is experienced, qualified, and most of all, dedicated to providing effective language instruction. As you make your way through our language curriculum, this one-on-one support really makes a difference.

If you’re getting your levels, you may have some questions about how the whole tutoring process works. To that end, we’ve put together a list of questions we get asked most often.


If you have a question you don’t see here, please drop us a line below. We’d love to hear from you!


Q: Are the tutoring sessions specifically designed around the levels examinations?


A: They certainly are. Our methodology, tutoring sessions included, is geared towards preparing you for your B-level and C-levels of proficiency. The content of our modules prepares you extremely effectively for what you can expect in your examinations.

Starting with an initial assessment, you’ll be placed in one of 16 modules according to your level. Your tutor will be there to support and encourage you as you progress through the modules, focusing on specific strengths and weaknesses.


Q: How often are my tutoring sessions?


A: That depends on your schedule, program and examination needs.

Our tutoring structure varies from 1 to 15 hours weekly.

To suit all schedules, our tutors offer availability from 6am to 12am, 7 days a week.

Whether you’re completing part-time or full-time training, our tutors will get you up to speed.


Q: Are the tutoring sessions entirely remotely?


A: Yes. You and your tutor will meet online for an audio or visual call, using the WebEx platform. This means you can complete your sessions anywhere – home, office, or wherever else.


Q: What is covered in the average tutoring session?


A: Our tutoring sessions are centered around you. You’ll go over your most recent activities in the modules, including specific areas of difficulty.

With your tutor, you’ll review all relevant terminology and reference sections. We ensure your spoken, written, and reading abilities are progressing evenly. Oral comprehension and listening skills are designed for the TOP (test of oral proficiency), while your tutor will be able to answer additional questions about the exam testing.

After each session, you’ll receive a report outlining your progress and outlining what to work on for next time.


Q: If I have a change in my availability, can I reschedule a tutoring session?


A: Yes. You can either go directly to our convenient portal calendar and reschedule your lesson there, or reach out directly to your tutor with an alternate date/time for your session.

We ask that you reschedule tutoring sessions at least 24 hours in advance, as sessions cancelled or postponed with less than 24 hours’ notice are chargeable.


Q: I’ve already completed my levels, but I want to make sure I don’t lose my fluency. Can you help?


A: Absolutely. We offer Maintenance Programs designed specifically for that purpose.

Remove the added stress and investment of additional training down the road. We’ll help you maintain your reading, writing, and speaking abilities with a weekly hour-long session.

We’ll help you maintain what you have – and build on it! 


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