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The Writing Center in TLC​

                                                                           

                                                                                           English and Writing Tutoring

English and writing tutors are available during all hours of operation at all TLC locations (the main campus and the Canyon Country Campus) to assist students with their needs. Tutors are able to help students through every step of the writing process from understanding the prompt and brainstorming ideas to the completion of a writing assignment across disciplines. Tutoring is provided on a first-come, first-served basis, and there are no appointments necessary. Tutoring sessions are 30 minutes or less, and students may return after revision for a second tutoring session. For assistance with non class-related writing such as resumes, dissertations, or personal letters/applications, please contact Career Center at the Student Center, room 123, or click here to visit their website.
   

                                                                                          What Can Students Expect?

 Students can expect individual help with writing problems— grammar, mechanics, and organization, brainstorming, or assistance with any stage of the writing process across disciplines.  Students can also receive assistance with formatting and citing references in MLA, AMA, Chicago, ASA, and APA, reading strategies, and help with online research and general study skills. 
                                                                
                                             
                                                                ​Tutors can not:  
 
Give students their own email addresses
 Line- edit a student paper
 Discuss or predict a grade on a paper
   Proofread or “correct” a student’s paper
 Write student papers
 Read papers on laptops/notepads/electronic devices – all writing must be printed
 Read hand-written papers or journals
 Read papers for a student who is not physically present
 Stamp a paper when a tutoring session has not been completed
 


 
                                                                


                                                                                              English/Writing Tutoring
 
English and writing tutors are available during all hours of operation at all TLC locations (the main campus and the Canyon Country Campus) to assist students with their needs. Tutors are able to help students through every step of the writing process from understanding the prompt and brainstorming ideas to the completion of a writing assignment across disciplines. Tutoring is provided on a first-come, first-served basis, and there are no appointments necessary. Tutoring sessions are 30 minutes or less, and students may return after revision for a second tutoring session within one day. Computers are available for students and tutors can assist with active writing assignments as well.  For assistance with non class-related writing such as resumes, dissertations, or personal letters/applications, please contact Career Center at the Student Center, room 123, or click here to visit their website.  TLC is only able to assist students with coursework for a class they are currently enrolled in at College of the Canyons.
                                                    
                                                                                               Who Does the Tutoring?
 
Tutors are generally COC (or former COC) students who have excelled in a particular subject and have been recommended by faculty. These tutors have also gone through extensive training, and several of them hold bachelor or master degrees in the subjects they tutor.
 
                                                                             What Types of Writing Will a Tutor Help Me With?
 
English/Writing tutors are available to help students with writing assignments across the disciplines for any class that a student is currently enrolled in at COC. Other types of writing such as personal letters, dissertations, assignments for other high schools or colleges, or resumes and college applications are not handled in The Learning Center. For assistance with these types of writing projects, please contact Career Services in the Student Center, or  The Transfer Center in Admissions.


                                      
                                        Tutoring outside of the TLC Lab/Private Tutoring
 
Many students desire assistance one-on-one outside of the hours of operation of The Learning Center, are looking for a private tutor for a high school student, or for a student attending another university. It is the student’s responsibility to arrange for any private tutoring. Fees and times are arranged between the student and the tutor, independent of TLC. Private tutoring cannot take place during a tutor’s regularly scheduled shift in  TLC, or anywhere in TLC. Library and private study rooms are available to check out for private tutoring. Unless seeking tutoring for a class they are enrolled in at COC, Hart District students, including AOC and The Learning Post, are not able to receive tutoring in  TLC . For those looking for a private tutor, please fill out the interest form. Tutors will reply if they are avaialable to assist you.
 
 
  
                                                                          
   
For additional writing resources such as   Handouts, PowerPoints, Videos, and Web Pagesclick here!