|Peace Choi (BIR Student)
I like my tutor because she makes me feel
comfortable while tutoring, and she always encourages me to study English more and more.
The BIR Learning Center provides tutoring, a student library and various services and resources for instructors.
Student Friendly Websites
Do you want to improve your English faster?
Do you like to study on your own? Try our new “Student Friendly Websites,” a group of helpful self-study websites
recommended by the Learning Center (LC) and Academic Support Staff at BIR.
Click here to Begin "Student Friendly Websites”
The Learning Center offers free one-on-one and small
group tutoring in ESL, TOEFL, and other subjects. We are dedicated to helping students become
independent learners and develop skills and strategies they can apply both in the classroom
and in their daily lives. Students at the Learning Center have more opportunities to ask questions, use what they’ve learned,
and receive feedback from the tutor than in a regular class. This interaction is a very important
part of the learning process. Students and tutors aren't bound by any class curriculum, freeing students
to improve whichever skills they want to work on (conversation, reading, writing, etc...)
Please click here
to request tutoring. (Current BIR Students only)
For our ESL and TOEFL students we offer books, magazines, newspapers, and dictionaries for all
English levels. Books (categorized from Beginner to Advanced English proficiency) are available to check out
for up to three weeks. Some books include CDs to enhance the reading experience.
We have computer programs from which students gain valuable practice in English skills, TOEFL and typing.
We also carry books to supplement BIR's career-oriented programs of study, such as
resources for accounting and glossaries of medical terminology.
For BIR instructors the Learning Center provides:
- a variety of materials to supplement classes
- help finding the best supplemental resource
- proctoring of make-up exams (by appointment only)