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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.

For Writing Consultations

Submit up to 4 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.

For Presentation Consultations

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

How to apply

To request a 1:1 Consultation please email

Please include the following details: your full name, your degree programme, whether you would like to request a writing or presentation consultation and when you are available for a consultation (dates and times). If you are requesting a writing consultation, please attach up to 4 pages of your writing that you would like to discuss.

Other English language support available to you

You can also sign up to a range of courses at any time during your studies, as part of the Academic English Programme (AEP) at Reading.

Find out about the academic English courses we offer