The Center for Tutoring and Writing (CTW) provides academic support for all students. It is staffed by full-time higher education professionals, as well as departmental tutors who are juniors or seniors in their major. CTW services include one-on-one tutorial assistance tailored to each individual’s learning style and academic needs, writing support services, and academic coaching on topics like time and project management.
CTW services are free to all students and offer the possibility to boost classroom performance, develop better learning strategies, and hone study, writing, and time management skills. Workshops highlighting these types of topics are conducted throughout each semester. Writing assistance is also available for any type of assignment, including research papers, essays, artist’s statements, and resumes. International students can receive assistance specific to their needs as English Language learners. Many services are available to students both in person in the CTL office, but also remotely through Zoom meetings.
Students come to the CTW on a voluntary basis but should be encouraged by faculty to utilize this resource. If a student is struggling in the classroom for any one of a multitude of reasons including, missing assignments, poor academic performance, faculty can contact the CTW with questions as well as refer the student directly. Faculty may use the form available on the College’s learning management system or email or phone to discuss. CTW personnel work closely with faculty, Academic Advising and Registration staff, and other Student Affairs offices to build a network of support for students challenged by their workload. Communication between these various parties aids significantly in students’ success.
In addition, faculty allowing a student to make up a test can work with the CTW to provide time for that student to come and take the test in the CTW.