Writing Center & Tutoring
The Multilingual Writing Center is now located on the
lower level of the Waidner-Spahr Library in
the Old ATS Room, midway between the Information Commons and the Archives. The MWC
supports the mission of the foreign language departments to develop students’
critical thinking skills and fluency in writing. The MWC assists writers
of all levels and abilities who are working on essays written in Arabic,
Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, or
Spanish. Trained tutors and Overseas Assistants will work one-on-one with
writers on a variety of concerns, including developing ideas; understanding
genres; organizing material; crafting sentences; analyzing and correcting
patterns of error; and building vocabulary.
The hours that the MWC is open have changed. The
MWC is now open on Sunday from 2:30-10:30 and Monday - Tuesday, 8:30-10:30
and Wednesday - Thursday from 6:30-10:30 and Friday 12:00-4:00. Walk-in
appointments are accepted; however, to be sure that you see a tutor, it is best
to call ahead for an appointment during the hours of operation: 245-1767.
Please check the schedule on the website to see when tutors working in your
language are available. See link for more details:
Peer Tutoring Program
Peer Tutors are
available to assist students experiencing difficulty in selected courses. The
tutoring relationship offers a unique opportunity to meet the individual needs
of the student. This is particularly helpful when a course requires knowledge
of material from previous courses.
The goal of tutoring
is to teach the student how to learn in the discipline. Students receiving
tutoring can expect to expand their knowledge of ways to review and practice
what they are learning using their particular learning style. The tutor is
meant to supplement what is being taught in the classroom, not replace the professor.
Tutors are required to collaborate with the class instructor.
request a tutor must be made on the Request for a Peer Tutor form, which is
available from the Administrative Assistant for Advising in Biddle House, from
one of the language offices on the first floor of Bosler Hall, and from the
Registrar's Office (see the carousel containing forms on the first floor of
Biddle House). For information concerning tutoring, contact Academic Advising,
ext. 1080 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information,
click here: http://www.dickinson.edu/academics/resources/advising/content/Peer-Tutoring-Program/.