Help Offered in the English Writing Center
The English Writing
Center (EWC), under the purview of the English Department, is
staffed with English instructors as well as tutors.
The EWC is open to all
students at Grossmont College; students can receive help in any of
the following areas:
61, English 62, English 63, and English 64
One of the EWC’s
missions is to help students improve their overall writing skills in
terms of proper grammar usage and development of coherent and
well-organized essays. Certificated instructors support the
instruction of college level writing skills in the form of four
courses: English 61, English 62, English 63 and English 64. Any Grossmont College student
can, through these courses, seek help in various aspects concerning
of the writing process. For more information
about these courses, click here.
English 61, English 62, English 63 and English 64
IDS 198: Supervised Tutoring (ESL, Reading, and Writing)
Reading and Writing Assistance:
embrace the mission of the EWC by helping both native speakers and
ESL students who are enrolled in course(s) at Grossmont College.
To begin, they support students with all aspects
of the writing process. To do so, students are encouraged to bring writing
assignments to the EWC to receive assistance. In addition,
tutors support all students with their vocabulary development for their reading
courses by reviewing their sentence writing assignments.
may be asked for a referral from an instructor, which is often incorporated into the course
- Only basic
skills students are given an add code for Supervised Tutoring
IDS 198, which
is no fee, no credit.
- Using WebAdvisor,
students enroll in IDS 198: Supervised Tutoring (ESL, Writing,
or Reading) .
- Native speakers and/or
ESL students meet
with a tutor for a 30-minute reading and/or writing tutoring
In brief, students need to be aware of the following:
- Students see a tutor for
no more than 2 sessions daily.
- No appointment is
- Students are served on a first come,
first served basis only.
- Students may not request
a specific tutor at any time.
For more information about
tutor help click here. Tutor
The EWC has the following
resources available to assist students:
- During a
tutoring session, other
writing skills resources such as dictionaries,
thesauruses, and grammar handbooks are available.