Scheduling a Tutoring Appointment
What Tutors Do
The Writing Center works collaboratively with undergraduate and graduate students to help them develop and craft their writing. Usually, tutors first help writers address larger issues, such as focus, organization, and development; then, tutors assist writers with sentence-level issues, such as grammar, punctuation, and diction.
Tutors can help writers:
- Understand assignments
- Generate ideas
- Develop a focus
- Organize and plan essays
- Develop ideas
- Revise drafts
- Improve proofreading and editing skills
- Prepare for the WPST
How to Prepare for a Tutoring Session
- Have your assignment, related materials such as textbooks, questions, and research, and any writing you have done available during your session. Zoom allows for screen sharing, so having your document open before you begin will be helpful.
Make the Most of Your Tutoring Session
- Be open-minded and ready to work when you open your scheduled Zoom appointment.
- Mark sections of your draft that you are especially unsure of and have questions for your tutor.
- Ask your instructor for feedback on your writing or for more specific directions on the assignment before attending your session.
Length of the Session
- Scheduled one-on-one tutoring sessions usually last 50 minutes. You may schedule up to two sessions weekly per class.
- If a student is sick or has an emergency, they may cancel their appointment online within five minutes of their scheduled appointment time. If they need to cancel within the five-minute window, they must call 667-3642 to cancel.
- Students who do not cancel their appointments before the start of two scheduled sessions will be dropped from their standing tutoring appointment.
- A student may cancel before the scheduled appointment time three 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.