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Locations & Hours

writingcenter@mscc.edu

Smyrna - STH 122
Monday: 11am to 1pm
Tuesday: 9am to 2pm
Wednesday: 11am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm
Thursday: 10am to 2pm
Friday: 10am to 4pm

Moore County - CGL 219
Monday: 9am to 12pm and 2pm to 5pm
Tuesday: 9am to 10am and 11am to 12pm and 2pm to 5pm
Wednesday: 9am to 12pm and 2pm to 5pm
Thursday: 9am to 10am and 11am to 12pm and 2pm to 5pm
Friday: 9am to 11am (etutoring only)

McMinnville - Library Lab
Monday: 11am to 2pm
Tuesday: 12pm to 3pm
Wednesday: 11am to 2pm
Thursday: 12pm to 3pm

Fayetteville - Library
Monday: 9am to 12pm
Tuesday: 1pm to 4pm
Wednesday: 9 to 12 and 2pm to 4pm
Thursday: 1pm to 4pm

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.