Tutors are eager to help students with their needs in the EWC, to
include assistance with understanding assigned vocabulary and with
sentence, paragraph, and/or essay writing.
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.
- All students are tutored on a first come, first
- Tutors help
with the fundamentals of organization but will not
engage in a complete "overhaul" of a paragraph and/or essay,
looking at specific structural components directly affecting a
writing assignment, i.e. the presence of a topic sentence and/or
statement, topic sentences, concrete examples and support,
transitional devices, as well as an effective conclusion.
- Tutors also help students with grammar and
punctuation, providing explanations rather than simply
proofreading and editing student writing.
- Tutors help
students from any class that requires a writing assignment.
- Tutors help students with
understanding assigned vocabulary
words assigned in the reading classes and review sentences that
students write for those classes; they check for correct usage
with regard to
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 no more than 2 tutoring sessions
(NOTE: Tutors help students for the time allotted and then may
students sign up for another session.)
Often the EWC
has a waiting list; sometimes students have to wait 30 minutes