Faculty and Staff Services

Faculty and Staff Services

You work hard. You set goals, create lesson plans and work with students in the classroom setting.

Wouldn’t it be nice to get a little help?

You already know that the Speaking, Reading and Writing Center provides assistance to students, staff, faculty members and alumni on any phase of the writing and oral presentation process.

The Tutoring Center offers the following services:

  • Classroom presentations

    Instructors can request a 10-15 minute informal presentation about center services. Handouts, brochures and Q&A included.

  • Mobile tutor

    Instructors can request a classroom visit by a professional tutor to provide information on any phase of the speech or writing process. Tutors can model peer-tutoring strategies, work with groups or individual students, and deliver handouts and tip sheets on a variety of writing and speech topics.

  • Online tutoring

    We offer online tutoring for any assignment involving writing through WCONLINE, a web-based service that gives students real-time access to tutoring sessions. Students can also make their own appointments online at com.mywconline.com.

  • Safe Assign assistance

    The Tutoring Center offers assistance for faculty and staff members interested in learning more about Safe Assign’s plagiarism-prevention online service.

    Learn more: Safe Assign Tips for Faculty

  • Workshops

    Topics include formatting (MLA, APA, CMS), speech outlining, speech anxiety, plagiarism prevention, PowerPoint and resumes. Other topics available upon request.

  • E-Tutoring

    The Tutoring Center offers a limited number of E-Tutoring sessions for students who are not able to come to campus for assistance. Please contact director Beth Richards at erichards@com.edu for further information. Instructors may also request an information sheet on E-Tutoring for their syllabus and/or Blackboard shells.

How can we help you?

Our center still offers computers, reference materials, workspace and one soundproof speaking booth with lecterns, computers and recording equipment where students can practice presentations and job interviews and do group work. Plus, trained tutors are available to answer quick questions or meet for one-on-one sessions to guide clients who request help with:

  • Brainstorming
  • Speech outlines
  • Organization
  • Research
  • Grammar and punctuation
  • Formatting (MLA, APA, CMS)
  • Revision
  • Oral presentations
  • Resumes and cover letters
  • Application essays

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