Academic Support Center
T217 in the Library
Housed inside the Academic Support Center (ASC), the Writing Tutoring Center is a free service for students and is staffed with trained tutors Monday through Friday. The Center provides one-on-one tutoring sessions for any phase of the writing process, informational handouts, computer workstations with internet access, and Skills Bank practice software.
Winter Quarter 2014 Hours
Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
No appointment necessary
(425) 739-8331 (Lynne)
(425) 739-8617 (Irina)
(425) 739-8359 (Elly)
(425) 739-8656 (ASC office)
Who We Are
The Writing Tutoring Center at Lake Washington Institute of Technology opened Fall 2012.
Our faculty and peer tutors assist students with any writing assignment in any phase of the writing process.
Mission: To support a commitment to learning; to enhance student understanding and retention of curricular concepts; to encourage discovery, synthesis, and critical evaluation of ideas; and to assist in the development of writing as an effective expression of thought.
What We Offer
Computers with Internet access
Writing process handouts
Assistance for students with any writing assignment in any phase of the writing process
Assistance for faculty in the development of writing prompts and writing assignments
Conversation Talk Time for Second Language Learners in E220
Gettiing 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
If you are in the writing stage, bring your drafts
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
Composing and Revising
Citation and Reference Links
Becoming a Tutor
We look forward to talking with you about becoming a tutor at the LWIT Writing Tutoring Center.
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 LWIT Writing Tutoring Center, please stop by and see Charlie McKain in T-217 or email.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does tutoring cost?
What do I bring with me to a tutoring session?
Bring your assignment sheet, writing utensil, and paper. If you are in the writing stage, please bring your drafts.
How long will my tutoring session last?
Tutoring sessions are limited to 20 minutes when students are waiting.
What can the tutors help with?
Tutors can help students in all aspects of the writing process in all subjects. Writing aspects include steps such as brainstorming, drafting, revising, editing, and grammar.
Should I meet with my instructor to prepare for tutoring?
We encourage you to speak with your instructor about specific areas for improvement in your writing. Try to set one or two goals for each tutoring session.
How many people are in a session?
Tutoring sessions are usually one-on-one so individual needs can be addressed.