Writing Tutoring @ SPSCC

Writing Tutoring

The SPSCC Writing Center provides one-on-one tutoring for all students of South Puget Sound Community College. Our purpose is to help students develop skills and gain confidence in their writing. Our student and staff tutors are trained to assist with any writing project, in any subject, and at any stage of the writing process, from the roughest outline to the most polished draft.

In addition to tutoring, the Writing Center has ample space for individual study and work, featuring a small computer lab and printer, laptops for check-out within the center, reference books, and writing tip sheets.

Enjoy this short video to meet a few of our tutors and hear more about the work we do.

How to Make an Appointment

To make an appointment with a tutor, please call us at 360-596-5472, email us at learningsupport@spscc.edu, or visit us in person. If you email or leave a voice mail, please include in your message your name, SID, phone number, desired day and time, and the class or project you are working on.

Students may have up to two 25-minute appointments per week. If the writing is for class, please bring the assignment sheet, relevant class materials, and a printed draft if you have one. Be sure to arrive a few minutes before your scheduled appointment, as students who arrive late may forfeit their appointment.

Writing Tutoring at Lacey

During summer quarter, writing tutoring is available at Lacey in room 152. Sign up at the One Stop front desk.

Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 11 am - 2pm

How to Become a Tutor

Students who are recommended by an instructor may enroll in the 2-credit tutor training class, English 291. Students who complete the course are eligible for an interview for a paid student tutor position. Students pursuing a position must complete a subsequent 2-credit practicum when they begin tutoring. Student tutors participate in ongoing and paid professional development, including mentoring, staff training, and special projects. Second-year tutors become mentors for new student tutors.

Email Chris Dorn, Learning Support Services Administrator, at cdorn@spscc.edu for more information.