Writing tutoring - drop in and by appointment available
220 Boucke – drop in hours
Sunday: 6:00 - 9:30 p. m.
Monday - Thursday: 10:00 a. m. - 9:30 p. m.
Writing tutoring will end at Boucke for fall semester on Wednesday, Dec 18 at 10 p. m.
220 Boucke - appointment hours
Only Fridays - 10:00 a. m. to 3:00 p. m.
(Go to Direct Link to WCOnline below to make an appt.)
Writing tutoring appointment hours will end at Boucke for fall semester on Friday, Dec 13 at 3 p. m.
Pattee Library – drop in hours at 101 Leisure Reading Room
Sunday - Wednesday– 10:00 p. m. to Midnight
Writing tutoring will end at Pattee for fall semester on Tuesday, Dec 17 at midnight
As undergraduates ourselves, we know that writing can sometimes be difficult; yet we are also familiar with the satisfaction it offers. With firsthand experience at writing as well as experience in just being a student, we can often be the perfect audience for your writing. You can come in with a topic proposal, rough draft, or even a graded paper that you want to revise. When you meet with a writing tutor, you establish the agenda, and we’ll try to accommodate you. Conversation about writing is our specialty.
In addition to peer tutoring, we also have valuable materials that can help you with your writing, including reference books, style manuals and other resources that may be used in our center.
We encourage writers to be independent. We discuss your writing with you and help you analyze your own writing concerns. Rather than editing or proofreading your papers for you, we help you do the proofreading yourself. So, if you want to discuss an assignment, polish a final draft, or further develop your writing skills, come see us. We would like to talk to you.
Direct Link to WCOnline Check back on Sept. 2 to find online appointments with writing tutors.
Make an appointment to work on your Personal Statement. Receive help with a personal statement for a fellowship, scholarship, job, or school application. You may also go to Drop In hours at 220 Boucke or Pattee Library to meet with a tutor to work on your personal statement.
Our newsletter for peer writing tutors: The Dangling Modifier
Graduate Students can go to the Graduate Writing Center (located on University Park campus)
Leagh Anderson, M. Ed., M. A.
Learning Community Associate
205 Boucke Building
Phone: (814) 863-8183
By Appointment Tutoring will become available on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013.
By appointment tutoring is available for the following courses:
--- Chinese 001, 002, 003
--- French 001, 002, 003, 010, 020
--- Italian 001, 002, 003, 010, 020
--- Japanese 001, 002, 003, 100
--- Computer Science 101, 203
You are entitled to 3 hours of individual tutoring per week for this course. If you are matched with an individual tutor, you can set your own meeting times with him or her. You can meet with your tutor at any one of our locations. Occasionally, small groups are set up with a single tutor due to the demand.
The tutors role is to help you understand the concepts so that you can do the work yourself. They are not there to tell you the answers, correct your homework, or proof read your work. Also, visit with your professor and TA. These are the people who know the concepts and material the most and who can help you the best. Please remember, your tutor is a peer tutor. This means that they have the same demanding schedule as you. Contacting your tutor the night before an exam or an assignment is due, may not allow the tutor enough time to meet with you. Meet with your tutor on a regular basis for the most success in your tutoring experience.
Leagh Anderson, M. Ed., M. A.
Learning Community Associate Penn State Learning Office: 205 Boucke