Bill of Rights

Writing Center Bill of Rights

What Students Can Expect from a Tutoring Session

  • You will receive one-on-one attention.
  • You will receive directed, focused help.
  • You will know how to do one thing better at the end of a tutoring session than you could when you came in.
  • You will participate in a respectful and courteous consultation.
  • You will have someone to listen to you and your ideas.
  • You will receive help with Writing and Critical Thinking Skills.
  • You will receive help finding and using writing resources (e.g. grammar handbooks, library resources).

What Students Shouldn’t Expect

  • No one will edit your work for you. Any work that needs to be done on a paper will be done by the student, not the tutor.
  • Your tutor will not fix your paper. He or she will help you make it stronger, but it may not be “perfect” at the end of the tutoring session.
  • Your tutor will not write the paper for you.
  • Your tutor will not tell you what to write, though he/she will guide you so that you can figure that out for yourself.
  • A piece of writing cannot be transformed in one session.
  • Your tutor will not tell you what grade a paper will, or should, receive. Only the instructor can make comments about grading or assign grades.

What a Tutor Can Expect of a Student

  • You should see evidence the student will be doing his/her own work.
  • You should be part of a respectful and courteous interaction.
  • The student has come to his/her tutoring session with the materials she/he needs to work.
  • The student has come to tutoring prepared to work with the tutor.

Attendance Policy: Two excused absences equal one absence.

I understand that I will be assigned a regular tutoring appointment at the same time each week. I agree to attend all scheduled sessions. I am aware that two absences without prior notification will result in the loss of my regular scheduled appointment.

Writing Center
Staff

Jonathan Hall
Writing Center Director

Ms. Jo Ann Glenn
Manager

Fall Session Hours
Monday - Thursday9AM-5PM
Friday & Saturday 10AM-3PM