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Individual consultations

Work with one of our experienced academic English tutors on a one-to-one basis to improve your writing and presentation skills.

As an international or EU student at the University of Reading, you can book individual Writing Consultations or Presentation Consultations to get advice and input on your academic communication in English.

These consultations allow you to ask specific questions and receive feedback on a particular piece of work from one of our highly qualified academic language specialists.

Super helpful feedback from the tutor on an assignment I was writing covering flow, grammar, logic etc. Very comprehensive. 

Masters student, Henley Business School.

Today, in your tutorial it was very helpful because we focussed on subtle things I was not aware of, but I am very glad to know as this will improve my academic writing.

PhD student, Psychology

You can apply for a maximum of two 30-minute consultations per term.

Writing consultations

Submit up to four pages of your writing to be reviewed in advance. Your AEP tutor will be able to answer questions and offer advice or feedback regarding task achievement, organisation, source-use and citation, and language. Please note that this is not a proofreading or correction service. Your tutor will offer advice and feedback to help you develop and improve your work.

Presentation consultations

You can practise and receive feedback on clarity of message, language accuracy, and pronunciation.

How to apply

To apply for a consultation, please complete the AEP consultation request form.

During the summer vacation, the consultation service will be available from Monday 17 June to Friday 9 August 2024. The service will then take a break and resume on Tuesday 27 August. 

A tutor will email you to arrange a consultation time. Please note that we may not be able to see you immediately, so try to plan ahead if you know that you will need a consultation. You should aim to request a consultation at least 5 working days before you would like to meet with a tutor.






Online courses for self-enrolment

A range of online academic grammar, writing and presentation courses designed for independent learning, with the option to attend weekly live online sessions.


Academic Language Webinars

One-hour webinars designed to help you with the language needed in a range of academic communication contexts. Attendance can count towards the Training and Development component of your RED Award.


Spoken language courses

Live spoken language courses to help you develop your confidence, fluency and accuracy when speaking.