Writing Tutoring


Mission ● How to Schedule  Zoom


About Us

Undergraduate writing tutoring is available through the Learning Center on the first floor of Mowrey Hall, The Student Success Center. We offer one-on-one writing support with trained peer tutors. 

Any undergraduate student, in any course on campus is welcome to schedule one or more appointments with a writing tutor, free of charge. While our tutors do not have experience with every writing assignment in every course, they can provide individualized guidance and feedback based on their own writing experiences and tutor training. Graduate students should visit the Graduate Writing page for graduate-level writing support.

Writing tutoring in the Learning Center is conversational and collaborative. You do not need a draft of your writing to schedule an appointment, but please bring any course materials that will help your tutor help you. Course materials may include syllabi, assignment prompts, rubrics, and readings.


Mission

Our mission is to support undergraduate students across disciplines in their growth as writers. This means that any undergraduate student who is writing for any course is welcome to work with our writing tutors. Appointments with tutors are driven by the writer’s assignment and goals. Our writing tutors can help you: 

  • carefully read your assignment prompt and instructions
  • break an assignment into manageable steps or tasks
  • anayze the writing situation (or rhetorical situation)
  • focus and organize ideas
  • use evidence to support ideas
  • integrate sources and format them
  • revise your work and make adjustments.

While some students attend tutoring as a one-time event, we highly encourage students to schedule multiple appointments with a trusted tutor over a period of time to foster your writerly growth and development. 


How to Schedule

Undergraduate students can access instructions here.

Graduate students should visit the Graduate Writing webpage

In an effort to serve all students, we ask that you please do not schedule back-to-back appointments for the same service. We encourage distributed learning, which requires study sessions of relatively short duration (1-hour or less) over a period of time. It is important that writers make progress on their writing in between each appointment.


Zoom

Appointments are currently taking place in person; however, students have the option to join tutoring appointments via Zoom if unable to attend in person. To use Zoom, you will need internet access and a computer equipped with a camera and microphone. For instructions on how to use Zoom, please click here

If you do not have the proper equipment for Zoom, please visit the technology resources page. Please be sure to have the appropriate equipment by the time of your appointment. 


Questions?

Undergraduate students, please contact Crystal Conzo at cjconzo@ship.edu or call (717) 477-1430.

Graduate students, please contact onlinewriting@ship.edu or visit the Graduate Writing page.