Writing Tutoring Center

Writing Center Academic Support Center
Technology Center
T217 in the Library
writingcenter@lwtech.edu

The Writing Tutoring Center is a free service for students and is staffed Monday through Friday. Our trained peer tutors and faculty tutors are available for one-on-one tutoring on a drop-in basis, so no appointment is necessary and can assist students with assignments in any phase of the writing process. The Center also provides informational handouts, computer workstations with internet access, A+ software, and Skills Bank software.

Tutoring sessions are usually one-on-one so individual needs can be addressed. Sessions are limited to 20 minutes if students are waiting.

Peer tutors are funded in part by the LWTech Associated Student Government.

Summer Quarter 2014 Hours
Monday - Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
No appointment necessary

Contact Numbers
(425) 739-8331 (Lynne Cross)
(425) 739-8617 (Irina Latvinson)
(425) 739-8359 (Elly Meilele)
(425) 739-8656 (ASC office)

 

 Writing Center TutorsWhat We Offer

  • Computers with Internet access

  • Writing process handouts

  • Grammar handouts

  • Assistance for students with any writing assignment in any phase of the writing process for any class

  • Assistance for faculty in the development of writing prompts and writing assignments

  • Conversation Talk Time for Second Language Learners

  • Presentations about the Writing Tutoring Center and the services it offers


Getting Ready for Tutoring

  • Work with your instructor to set one or two goals for tutoring

  • Always bring the instructor assignment sheet, textbooks, writing utensil, and paper

  • Bring any drafts you have written

  • Be ready to work

A Tutor Can

  • Help you get started on your writing assignment

  • Assist understanding assigned readings

  • Read your draft and encourage revision where necessary

  • Clarify organizational issues and ideas

  • Discuss grammar and mechanics

  • Review citations and references

A Tutor Cannot

  • Predict a grade any written work might earn  

  • Write student papers

  • Correct every mistake in student work

 

Developing the Writing Process

Academic Writing

  • Composing and Revising

A Writer's Reference (Select C section)
OWL (Online Writing Lab, Purdue University)

  • Citation and Reference Links

A Writer's Reference - APA
A Writer's Reference - MLA
OWL (Online Writing Lab, Purdue University) - APA 
OWL (Online Writing Lab, Purdue University) - MLA

Grammar Links

  • Pronouns

A Writer's Reference (Select G3 section)
OWL (Online Writing Lab, Purdue University)

  • Run-on Sentences

 A Writer's Reference (Select G6 section)
OWL (Online Writing Lab, Purdue University)

  • Sentence Fragments

A Writer's Reference (Select G5 section)
OWL (Online Writing Lab, Purdue University)

  • Subject-Verb Agreement

A Writer's Reference (Select G1 section)
OWL (Online Writing Lab, Purdue University)

Writing Tutoring Center Handouts

Grammar Handouts

Want To Become A Tutor?

The Writing Tutoring Center is always looking for students who would like to be a tutor.

If you're interested in learning more about tutoring in the LWTech Wrtiting Tutoring Center, please stop by and see Charles McKain in T-217C or send him an email.

Please read the minimum requirements to see if you qualify:

  • Enjoy working one-on-one with fellow students who come from many different backgrounds

  • Good communication skills

  • Currently enrolled for at least 6 credits.

  • A 3.0 grade or better in English 101 and an English faculty recommendation

  • Attend scheduled tutor training sessions during quarter

You can earn $9.82 an hour helping other students right here on campus!

If you're interested in learning more about tutoring in the LWTech Writing Tutoring Center, please stop by and see Charlie McKain in T-217 or email.