Writing Assistance

The Writing Center offers tutoring sessions with student writing consultants who can help you through every step of the writing process. Assistance is available for any class.

If you are looking for help with all subjects, visit the Achievement Center.

If you are looking for help with your math visit the Math Assistance.

Setting up a tutoring session

The Writing Team is using Microsoft Teams for free online tutoring sessions. All students have access to Microsoft Teams through their SC4 Student account. You also can access Microsoft Teams’ help page for detailed directions on the program. For the best tutoring session, you should have a microphone and webcam for your computer or a smart phone.

  1. Click on the “schedule an online tutoring session” button.
  2. Online Tutoring Sessions Page will open in a new tab.
    1. Hit the “i” to see the details on the service and tutor.
  3. Select a service you wish to schedule.
  4. Scroll down to the calendar and select a time.
  5. Fill out your name, email, phone number, any notes you need the tutor to know and what class you need assistance with.
  6. Select “Book” to schedule the appointment

You will be emailed a notification with the details including a link to open the session. Note: Please allow a few minutes before the session if it is the first-time using Teams.

For assistance installing or setting up Teams, contact Kristy Jevens at kajevens@sc4.edu

For students who do not have reliable access to an internet connected computer using a microphone and webcam, please email brinke@sc4.edu for other tutoring options. 

Writing Assistance Team

Available hours: 1:30 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday or email Kathryn to check for any flexible hours if the schedule does not meet your needs.

  • All writing intensive classes
  • ART 120
  • ENG 101, 102, 202, 207, 252
  • CIS 115,
  • CJ 101
  • GEO 101
  • PHL 210
  • PS 101
  • PSY 180, 220
  • SOC 101
  • SPC 101

Available hours: 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday or email Heather to check for any flexible hours if the schedule does not meet your needs.

  • All writing intensive classes
  • ANT 171
  • ART 120
  • CIS 115, 110, 120, 130, 200, 202, 205, 252, 297
  • BUS 150, 155, 186
  • ECON 221, 222
  • ENG 101, 102
  • MTH 120

Available hours: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday or email Brendan to check for any flexible hours if the schedule does not meet your needs.

  • All writing intensive classes
  • CIS 115
  • ENG 101, 102, 202, 205, 207, 210, 230, 231, 252, 245
  • GEO 101
  • HIS 149
  • MUS 106
  • PS 101, 230
  • PSY 180, 220
  • SOC 101
  • SPC 101

What should I prepare for an online tutoring session and what do I need to know to work with a Writing Assistance team member?

A writing center session, on average, lasts about 20-30 minutes. Students are encouraged to schedule additional online meetings as much as they need. If possible, students should have the instructor’s assignment sheet or class notes detailing the requirements. At the beginning of the online session, a tutor will talk to the student to find out more about the assignment: The class and type of assignment, when it’s due, and if the student needs more help getting started. If the document is in the process of completion, the tutor will review the draft with the student for the organization and support of the paper’s ideas and provide recommendations for revision and editing.

The main thing to know is that the tutor’s role is to support the writer’s goals and provide helpful feedback. Tutors are not proofreaders, and papers may not be submitted for suggested revision and editing. The assignment must reflect the student’s own work, not the tutor’s. 

Students who cannot fully participate in a writing center session due to tight schedules are encouraged to complete an online submission form for the SC4 O.W.L.*