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Locations & Hours

writingcenter@mscc.edu

Smyrna - STH 122
Mon. 9-12, Tues. 9-3, Wed. 9-12 & 2-5, Thurs. 9-3, Fri. 9-4 (see online schedule for additional etutoring availability)

Moore County - CGL 219
Mon. 8-4, Tues. 8-9 & 11-6, Wed. 8-2, Thurs. 8-9 & 11-5 (see online schedule for additional etutoring availability)

McMinnville - Library Lab
Mon & Wed. 11-3, Tues. & Thurs. 10-12 (see online schedule for additional etutoring availability)

Fayetteville - Library
Mon. 1-4, Tues. 10-1, Wed. 2-4, Thurs. 12-2

Become a Writing Center Peer Tutor

Duties

Writing Center peer tutors work one-on-one with students on all four Motlow campuses. Tutors assist students with writing at any level, in any discipline, and at any stage in the writing process. Whether they are helping students to understand an assignment, conduct research, make a revision plan, review grammar rules, or master a documentation style (MLA, APA, etc.), tutors will help students to develop the skills necessary for successful academic writing.

Other duties include presenting informational classroom visits, maintaining tutoring records, and contributing to the Writing Center's bank of online resources.

Most tutors work 6 hours per week and are expected to attend periodic staff meetings throughout the semester.

Application Process

Typically, students apply early in the Spring semester. Completed applications are due before Spring Break. The application includes some basic information (i.e. your A#), a 2-10 page writing sample, an unofficial copy of your transcript, and a faculty recommendation emailed to writingcenter@mscc.edu (you can email your recommender a link to the guidelines below). The completed application materials can be handed in to the Coordinator via email at writingcenter@mscc.edu.

Peer tutors will be selected based on their performance in English 1010/1020, instructor recommendations, and an evaluation of the short writing sample. Selected applicants will be interviewed before the end of the Spring semester. Those accepted will participate in mandatory paid training before beginning to tutor in the following Fall semester.

Complete and submit the following to writingcenter@mscc.edu or via inter-campus mail addressed to Meagan McManus, Interim Writing Center Coordinator, English, Moore County campus.

Requirements

  • Have a grade of B or higher in English 1010 and/or 1020
  • Possess excellent writing skills
  • Be patient, work well with other students, and be continuously willing to learn from your tutoring experiences.