Learning Center

Language Support

ELL staff are not available after 6/12/2020. This service will resume in Fall term 2020.

We can help you with:

  • Writing
  • Listening
  • Speaking
  • Paraphrasing
  • Grammar
  • Vocabulary
  • Spelling
  • Using MLA and APA documentation styles
  • Study Skills
  • Time Management Skills
  • Computer Skills
  • Scholarship and Application Essays

 Note: All LBCC students enrolled in a credit class are eligible to use our services and are already in TutorTrac. Students who are not enrolled in a credit class but ARE enrolled in an ELA class can also use our services, but they will need to come to the Learning Center to get set up in TutorTrac.

 

How to Get Started

Come to the English Language Learners desk in the Albany Learning Center to meet with Jaya Lapham, Amy Griffin, or Brooke Kaye.

  • Located on the 2nd floor of Willamette Hall above the library
  • Drop in or make an appointment
  • You can also call (541) 917-4696

Albany Learning Center hours are:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, &andThursday:  8am - 5:30pm
Friday:  8am - 5pm
Saturday and Sunday: Closed

Or, you can come to the Writing Zone at the Benton Center in Corvallis to meet with Ariana Chandler.

  • Located in the Learning Annex in Room BC 232
  • Drop in or make an appointment at tutortrac.linnbenton.edu
  • You can also call (541) 757-8944 extension 5122

Writing Zone at the Benton Center hours are:

Monday-Thursday: 12:30 - 4:30pm
Friday, Saturday and Sunday: Closed

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: English is not my first language, but I speak and write well enough. Why should I work with an IS-ELL?

A:  IS-ELLs are trained specifically to work with students whose first language is not English. We are trained to understand how people learn languages and how to teach language skills. Many of us have also studied other languages, so we know how difficult and frustrating it can sometimes be.

We know a lot about the English language, as well as the similarities and differences between English and many other languages. We can also give you detailed answers to your questions that many native speakers of English may not know.  Even if your level of English is advanced, we can teach you different strategies on how to continue improving your skills.

Here are some of the skills we can help you with:

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Listening
  • Speaking
  • Paraphrasing
  • Grammar
  • Vocabulary
  • Spelling
  • TOEFL and IELTS Preparation
  • Using MLA and APA documentation styles
  • Study Skills
  • Time Management Skills
  • Computer Skills
  • Scholarship and Application Essay

 

 

 Appointments  

Ways to make your appointment

  • Online, using TutorTrac (see instructions below)
  • In person from a staff person at the Albany Campus Learning Center or the Benton Center Learning Annex.
  • (If you are not registered as a students in credit courses, you may need assistance.)

Ask at

  • English Language Learners Desk or
  • Information counter in the Learning Center or
  • Writing Zone in the Benton Center

To log in to TutorTrac

1. Go to tutortrac.linnbenton.edu to log in. 

TutorTrac

  • Do not use "www." at the beginning of the web address
  • Do not search for TutorTrac on the internet using Google, Bing, Yahoo or other search engines

2. Log in using your user ID and password. Your user ID is your Student ID number (X00... or 9...).

Your password is initially set as your date of birth formatted as YYYYMMDD.

When you log in for the first time, you may see a "Confirm Bio" window open. Please correct any information shown here (such as your phone number).  You do not need to change your password, but you can if you want to (there are a random number of dots shown to as a security precaution).

Confirm Bio

After you check that your information is correct, click "Confirm". The page will reload but not close.  Click the close (x)in the upper right hand corner to close the "Confirm Bio" page. 

To make an appointment in TutorTrac

1. After logging in to TutorTrac, choose "Search Availability" on the left side of the webpage.

Student Options

2. Next, click on the small arrow beside "Center", and choose the place where you want an appointment. Choose "English Language Learners Desk" if you want an appointment at the ELL Desk on the Albany Campus. Choose "Writing Zone - Benton Center" if you want an appointment at the Writing Zone at the Benton Center.

Be sure you know where you made your appointment so that you go to the correct location.

Search Criteria

3. For "CHOICE REQUIRED", click on the small arrow and select the subject or class your assignment is for.  Next, clickSearch button(it is best to leave the dates and days as they are).

Search Criteria Detail View

Next, you will see all of the available appointments for the next 10 days. 

4. When you find the appointment you want, click on the time. If it is less than 24 hours before that appointment time, you will not be able to make the appointment without assistance.  Ask at:

  • English Language Learners Desk or
  • Information counter in the Learning Center or
  • Writing Zone in the Benton Center

You may only make three tutoring appointments each week and only one appointment a day.

Available Time Slots

5. You will receive an email confirmation when you make an appointment. It will tell you the time and day of your appointment, the location of your appointment, and the tutor you will work with during your appointment. Check your email to make sure you made the appointment you wanted.

You will also see an appointment reminder when you log in to TutorTrac again.

Upcoming Appointments

Ways to cancel your appointment

  • Online, using TutorTrac (see the instructions below)
  • In person at the Learning Center
  • Call the Learning Center Information Counter, (541) 917-6484. You can leave a message if we are closed or away from the desk.
  • If you need to cancel an appointment, cancel it as soon as possible. It is better to do it the day before, but you can cancel it up to two hours before your appointment. If it is less than two hours before your appointment, you will not be able to make an appointment in TutorTrac for two weeks.

To cancel an appointment:

1. Log into TutorTrac. On the main menu, you will see your upcoming appointment.

Upcoming Appointments

2. To cancel your appointment, click on the cancel appointmentat the end of the appointment information in the Upcoming Appointment box.  TutorTrac will ask you to confirm that you want to cancel.

Confirm Cancellation

3. To cancel the appointment, click on the "Confirm Cancellation" button. If you clicked on this accidentally, but you want to keep your appointment, click on the "Keep Appointment" button.

4. When you cancel an appointment, you will get an email to confirm that your appointment has been cancelled. Check your email to be sure that your appointment has been cancelled.

5. If you do not get an email, call the Learning Center Information Counter, (541) 917-4684 to check if your appointment has been cancelled. If you miss the appointment because it was not cancelled correctly, you may not be able to make an appointment in TutorTrac for two weeks.

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