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Writing Center Tutoring Services

Our writing center team is standing by to assist students with their reading and writing skill-building. We believe that successful writers, whether beginning or more experienced, benefit from discussing their work with an engaged and supportive audience. Therefore, we are here to help Mt. SAC writers at any stage of the writing process, from brainstorming on a topic, to drafting that first version, to revising the final product. We cannot wait to discuss your goals, review your work with you, and help you take your next steps.   

Appointments are scheduled for 30 minutes. Students may have up to one hour of tutoring per day (no back-to-back sessions except in instances of ACCESS-registered students or 7+ page essays provided tutor availability). Because we encourage independent learning, and in order to allow all students an opportunity to be tutored, students may not make more than two appointments per day

    • student iconStudent Information

      General Writing Center Tutors

      Our certified tutors are standing by to support you with the following: 

      • Understanding an assignment 
      • Brainstorming a topic 
      • Organizing ideas 
      • Conducting database research / evaluating source material 
      • Drafting a thesis statement 
      • Developing your ideas / improving your analysis 
      • Incorporating sources / introducing quotations and paraphrases 
      • Revising / editing an assignment 
      • Reviewing a DLA 

       

       NNES Specialist Tutors: 

      We recognize the unique needs of our multilingual writers as they adjust to new academic culture and writing conventions at Mt. SAC. We have specialists prepared to work with you and assist you in your academic writing journey. In addition to the services listed above, our NNES Specialist Tutors can assist students with the following: 

      • Vocabulary development strategies 
      • Academic reading strategies 
      • Clarification of assignment requirements 
      • Genre awareness 
      • Grammatical conventions 
      • Resume writing
      • Basic paragraph writing 
    • faculty iconFaculty Information

      Tutor in the Classroom (TC) Program: Who and what is a TC? 

      A TC is a tutor assigned to specific English and/or AMLA writing courses (with priority given to ENG 68, ENG 1A/80, and AMLA 90 sections). TCs are also known as Supplemental Instructors (SIs) or Embedded Tutors (ETs). They lead group and/or individual sessions inside and outside of class time. Moreover, they provide a collaborative and interactive learning environment where students can improve their understanding of the course through additional practice and reinforcement of class materials. Note: TCs are not guaranteed for all English levels due to budget restrictions.

        Supplemental Instruction Embedded Tutoring Tutor in the Classroom
      Tutor in-class x x x
      Tutor holds sessions x x x
      Tutor attends program meeting x x x
      Tutor paid for prep time x   x
      Tutor facilitates Group Sessions     x
      Alloted hours up to 11 hours per week for 1 class

      * SI (Supplemental Instruction); ET (Embedded Tutor), TC (Tutor in the Classroom)


      Request a TC for your Class:
      If you would like to request an in-class tutor to be assigned to your class, please complete a request form and/or email Mauricio Goncalves for more information (mgoncalves@mtsac.edu).

      TC REQUEST FORM

    • job applicationTC Applicants

      Interested applicants may complete an electronic application. The Writing Center may schedule an interview with the applicant based on completion of the employment packet and verification that minimum qualifications have been met. The needs of the Writing Center are another factor in determining prospective interviews. Please submit your TC applications to: mgoncalves@mtsac.edu.  For more information, please refer to our "employment opportunities" page.

      EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION FORM

      EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

 

Scheduling a Writing Center Appointment

To schedule an appointment at the Writing Center:

  1. Go to WC Online to schedule your own appointment. You will need to create an account before you make your first online appointment.

  2. Call  the Writing Center at our Virtual Front Desk if you have any questions.

  3. Please make sure you are aware of the Writing Center Policies and Procedures before you schedule an appointment.

  4. "What to Expect from a Tutor" and our tutoring services.