Learning Center/Writing Lab

Summer 2020

All Learning Labs will be closed to walk-in student traffic until further notice. Please sign into Upswing to set-up a virtual tutoring session with one of our tutors and check back for any updates regarding in-person lab use.

For online tutor options, please visit the Tutor Services page for directions on using Upswing.

The Learning Center/Writing Lab Offers the Following Services

  • Professional and peer tutors
  • Walk-in writing consultations; help with understanding the assignment, planning, drafting, research, and guidance with editing strategies
  • Walk-in tutoring for courses such as: Literature, Psychology, & Science
  • Research paper assistance, including MLA and APA citations/works cited
  • Presentation help, practice, and feedback
  • Kurzweil Reading Software
  • Reading strategies for articles and textbooks
  • College Skills tips & Support (time management; overcoming test anxiety; study skills, note-taking, resume writing, etc.)
  • Resource library and helpful handouts
  • Study area with 20 computers, 2 printers and 2 Scanners (flatbed & document)

Important Things to Know

  • Use the Tutor Availability link above to see when a tutor is available for the course(s) you’re taking
  • When you arrive, be sure to sign-in on the computer by the doorway and let someone know if you’d like to meet with a tutor
  • The Learning Center/Writing Lab is a walk-in lab and students do not need to make an appointment to use the space or meet with a tutor
  • The Learning Center tutors will work with students on a first-come, first-served basis, but do their best to multi-task
  • Students should bring their textbook(s), assignment, and/or class notes with them
  • Tutors will practice concepts to help you complete assignments, but are unable to complete assignments for you or help with take-home exams directly
  • The Learning Center/Writing Lab does not proofread or line edit papers for students, nor does it grade assignments or discuss grades

Note: Students requiring additional long-term, regular support should sign-up with Tutor Services for weekly tutoring in a course.