Mission Statement

Tutors Fall 2017

Written by the tutors of the Writing Center, Fall 2017 (updated Spring 2019)

The Writing Center strives to provide an inclusive, accessible, and supportive environment where students are encouraged to strengthen their writing skills, their individual writing processes, and their ability to communicate through writing. The role of the peer tutor is to create a positive atmosphere and to facilitate a collaborative educational experience at any stage of the writing process. Peer tutors come from a variety of academic backgrounds and are trained to support writing across the disciplines. Strategies used in sessions will foster the growth of the writer by prioritizing learning over grades. To this end, the Writing Center will provide

  • Diverse tutoring styles to fit the student’s unique skill sets and voice in writing
  • An encouraging environment where students will be asked to think critically and set goals
  • An adaptable and accessible physical space