English Skills Peer Tutors
The English Skills
Peer Tutors are eager to help students with their essays, and they
are prepared to assist students with writing assignments for any
Tutors can assist
students with development of essays by brainstorming ideas as well
as providing assistance on an essay’s structure. Tutors can also
help students understand necessary grammar and punctuation revisions
on any college essay.
Important information about tutoring assistance:
how to write essays and basic grammar information can be obtained
How to Write an Essay
sessions are a maximum of 30 minutes long.
- For the most
part, no appointment
is necessary, and all students are tutored on a first come, first
served basis. However, there are one-hour appointments
- Tutors may help
with the fundamentals of organization and content but will not
engage in a complete "overhaul" of an essay. The tutor may look
at specific components directly affecting an essay’s
structure—the presence of an effective introduction and a thesis
statement, topic sentences, concrete examples and support,
transitional devices, as well as an effective conclusion.
- Tutors help
students from any class that requires a writing assignment.
- Tutors are
available to help students with reading class vocabulary
sentences; tutors will help students with sentence structure,
grammar, and punctuation as well as word use and definitions.
assistance cannot substitute for an instructor’s help on
material covered in class that is unique to a class.
- If students need
tutorial assistance on research papers or portfolios that are
lengthy, students may engage in several tutoring sessions.
Tutors will help students for the time allotted and then ask
students to sign up for another session.
- Often the EWC
has a waiting list; sometimes students have to wait 30 minutes
Trained tutors can help students develop strategies to
improve their understanding of difficult vocabulary and college