Writing Tutoring Center

Writing Center Academic Support Center
Technology 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. 

Spring 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

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

writingcenter@lwtech.edu

 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.

 

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

  • 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

  • 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)

Becoming a Tutor

We look forward to talking with you about becoming a tutor at the LWIT Writing Tutoring Center.

Minimum Requirements:

  • 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?

It's free!

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.