800 University WaySpartanburg, SC 293031-864-503-5000
Students can come in for one-on-one tutoring at any stage in their writing process, which includes:
The Writing Center is pleased to offer distance tutoring via
Skype for Business! This service is intended for students who are unable to come to campus – particularly students taking courses at the Greenville Campus and students who solely take online classes.
There are two options for participating in distance tutoring: Students may use their own computer or students can use the
distance-tutoring portal at the Greenville Campus library.
Students who attend classes at the Spartanburg campus are ineligible for this service. These students are encouraged to take advantage of the face-to-face sessions offered at the Writing Center.
To prepare for a distance tutoring session, please follow the directions below:
If you have technical difficulties in the process, feel free to call the Writing Center for help.
Who are the Writing Center tutors?Tutors are University faculty members and students who have been selected to work in the Writing Center because of their outstanding teaching and writing ability.
Why should I come to the Writing Center?Students who come to the Writing Center benefit from sharing their writing with a fellow student who is both knowledgeable and service oriented. By working with tutors, students have the opportunity to learn more about writing and to become better writers over time.
How long are the tutoring sessions? What should I bring? Will I need an appointment?The Writing Center provides free 50 minute, one-on-one tutoring sessions. Please bring your assignment instructions along with your paper draft. Appointments should be scheduled in advance with the Writing Center, but walk-ins may be occasionally accommodated.
Tutors are very busy during midterms and the end of the semester. Please plan ahead and call the Writing Center at 864-503-5883 for an appointment!
Monday-Thursday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Friday 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Make an Appointment
To schedule an appointment with the Writing Center, call 864-503-5883 or stop by HPAC 136.
Faculty: Recommend a Student
for a Tutoring Position
The Writing Center
Location: HPAC 136
Colleen O'BrienInterim Director of the Writing Center
Department of Languages, Literature & Composition
800 University Way
Spartanburg, SC 29303
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