Services:

Appointments - Reading, Writing and Language tutors only

Walk-in tutoring

Weekly tutoring

Group tutoring and study groups

Workshops

Tutoring Practices:

  • Tutors assist students in clarifying, organizing, and formatting writing assignments.

However, tutors do not compose, type, or mark students’ assignments.

  • Tutors review students’ writing to help identify sentence error patterns and provide students with information on how to correct the errors themselves.

However, tutors do not edit or “fix” students’ papers.

  • Tutors encourage students to return for a follow up review session.

However, students are allowed two 30 minute essay review sessions per day.

  • Tutors can review students’ writing and discuss strengths and areas for improvement.

However, tutors do not assess assignments for students by predicting grades.

Directed Learning Activities

Below, you will find a list of our current DLA’s which are learning activities designed by the Tutoring Center. Each DLA offers video instruction, a handout, or access to an outside resource designed to help you build a specific skill and will involve you meeting with a tutor in the Tutoring Center to check for completion and mastery.

Why complete a DLA?

  • A DLA can help you learn to sharpen your writing skills without having to worry about receiving a final             grade since they are credit/no credit.
  • Some professors may require or offer extra credit if you bring proof that you visited the Tutoring Center and a DLA may count for that.
  • Some professors require DLAs for their class.

How do I do a DLA?

  • Download the handouts under the DLA.
  • Work on and complete the assignment on your own.
  • Come into the Tutoring Center to meet with a tutor to check over your work.
  • Please refer to the specific instructions under the DLA you wish to complete.

What DLA should I do?

See the chart below for an idea of what DLAs would best suit your course needs.

Classes are listed across from left to right. DLAs are listed from top to bottom.

Key: X is recommended.

  English  Child Development Psychology History Political Science General Education
Setting Up an MLA Paper 

X

    X X X
Setting Up an APA Paper   X X      
Comma Use X X  X X X X

Setting Up an MLA Paper

  1. Print out: MLA and APA DLA
  2. Download or print MLA Sample Paper
  3. After Completing the MLA and APA DLA form, except for the Tutor check section, bring in the PRINTED form and your MLA or APA paper (either in digital or physical format) to have it checked by an English Tutor. Your tutor will help you make the appropriate format changes and give you proof that you completed the DLA.

Setting Up an APA Paper

  1. Print out: MLA and APA DLA
  2. Download or print APA Sample Paper
  3. After Completing the MLA and APA DLA form, except for the Tutor check section, bring in the PRINTED form and your MLA or APA paper (either in digital or physical format) to have it checked by an English Tutor. Your tutor will help you make the appropriate format changes and give you proof that you completed the DLA.

Comma Use

  1. Print out Comma Use DLA.
  2. Follow the directions on the Comma Use DLA handout and complete pages three and four (Comma Use Handout).
  3. Bring in the completed form, except for the Tutor check section, to have it checked by an English Tutor. Your tutor will go over the Answer key with you, and give you proof that you completed the DLA.

Handouts:

Essay Writing

Academic Phrase Bank

Thesis Statement Basics

MEAL Plan

Triac

Introductions and Conclusions

Essay Outline

 

MLA 

MLA Sample Paper

MLA Guide

MLA Practice Template

 

APA 7(new APA format as of October 2019) and APA 6(previous APA form)

APA 7 Sample Paper

APA 6 Essay Checklist

APA 6 References

APA 6 Basics

Punctuation

Comma Rules

Run-Ons

Quotations and Brackets

How to Use a Semicolon

Claims

Tips for Arguing a Claim

The Three Claims

Hamlett's and Abad's Three Claims

Tools

Active vs. Passive Reading

Exam Schedule

Transition Words

References and Style Guides

MLA Style Guide Reference

APA Style Guide Reference