Policies

Cancellations

If a student is sick or has an emergency, they may cancel online via StanTutor. If cancelling within two hours of the appointment, the student must call the Learning Commons at 667-3642 to cancel the appointment. Students who do not cancel their appointments before the start of their scheduled sessions will be dropped from their standing tutoring appointment. A student may cancel before the scheduled appointment time two times before being dropped from tutoring.  On a case-by-case basis, the Writing Center Director may reinstate a student after he/she has been dropped.

Appointments

Students may make appointment through StanTutor. The weekly appointment will stand as long as the student wishes to be tutored unless the student fails to show up to a tutoring session without cancelling before the session start time.

Confidentiality

The Writing Center will not release student information such as name, phone number, or address to anyone except the student’s tutor, the Writing Center Director, or Tutoring Center Director. Matters discussed in tutoring sessions are to remain between the tutor and writer.

Proofreading & Editing

The Writing Center does not edit papers. Instead, our tutors work with each writer to locate, identify, and correct their own errors at the appropriate stage of the writing process.

Required Tutorials

ESL

As part of ESL 1000, students are required to attend a weekly tutoring session. Tutors will mark student attendance and correspond with the course instructor regarding student progress and attendance.

First Year Composition: Stretch A

English 1006 has a required group tutoring requirement of one hour per week in the Writing Center. Tutors work with each group according to their needs. After each tutoring session, tutors mark attendance, which is then forwarded to the instructor.