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  • What services does the Writing and Tutorial Center provide?
    How We Help You Succeed Personalized Support: Receive one-on-one attention tailored to your unique learning needs. Experienced Tutors: Work with knowledgeable tutors who are passionate about learning. Flexible Scheduling: Book appointments that fit your busy student life, including evenings and weekends. Online or In-Person: Choose the mode of tutoring that suits you best, whether it’s virtual or face-to-face. Subject Variety: Get help with a wide range of subjects, including math, science, and writing. Academic Coaching: Learn effective study strategies, time management, and organization skills. Boost Confidence: Gain the knowledge and confidence you need to excel in your coursework. Interactive Workshops: Participate in hands-on workshops that make learning fun and engaging. To schedule an appointment with one of our academic success tutors, visit
  • Who are the tutors, and what are their qualifications?
    Our tutors are qualified and experienced individuals with expertise in various subjects. They include current Shaw University students and professional educators. Each tutor is carefully selected based on their subject knowledge and teaching skills.
  • Is there a cost to tutoring services?
    Not at all! The Writing and Tutorial services are completely free to Shaw University students!
  • Do you take walk-ins?
    Yes, but an appointment ensures that you won’t have to wait for an opening.
  • What should I expect during an appointment?
    Your consultant will ask you to describe your assignment and your concerns. You and your tutor will decide on 2-3 areas to work on. Your tutor will model strategies and give you time to practice. You will leave with a plan for reaching your goal(s).
  • What should I bring to my tutoring appointment?
    It’s a good idea to come prepared with your course materials, textbooks, class notes, assignments, and any specific questions or topics you’d like to discuss with your tutor. The more information you provide, the more effective your session will be!
  • Can a group get an appointment for a group project?
    Definitely. Be sure that all members of the group are available to meet, and plan to meet for an hour.
  • Can I work independently in the Writing and Tutorial Center?
    Absolutely! You are always welcome to use the space - either to work independently or to work with a study group. We have plenty of computer workstations, lounge sections with couches, supplies, games and an excellent library selection of contemporary literature and textbooks! We also have a printer and copier that is free for student use.
  • How often can I make an appointment?
    You are welcome to stop by the Writing and Tutorial Center as often as you need to. There is no limit to the number of appointments you are allowed to have per week. If we have open spots, come see us!
  • Can I request tutoring for test preparation or study skills?
    Yes, we offer support for any academic challenge you may face! Our tutors can help you develop effective study techniques and time management strategies to help you ace your coursework!
  • What if I need to reschedule or cancel my appointment?
    We understand that unexpected events can occur. To reschedule or cancel your appointment, try to provide at least 24 hours’ notice. You can do so through our online booking system, WC Online. Late cancellations or no-shows may affect your future booking privileges.
  • What to Expect During a Tutoring Appointment
    During a tutoring appointment, you can expect one-on-one help that is tailored to you. Our tutors will work with you to understand what you need and what you’re struggling with. They will explain things clearly, give you examples, and make sure you get lots of practice. Remember that your tutor is there to support you in reaching your academic goals. Be open to asking questions, seeking clarification, and actively participating in the learning process to make the most of your appointment.
  • How to Prepare
    You should bring your assignment, assignment guidelines, rubric and any notes/drafts that you have done. Be sure to complete any required course readings that you can ahead of time. Think about what you want to achieve during the session and any specific topics you’d like to cover. This will help you and your tutor stay focused. Come with an open mind and be ready to share your current understanding of the subject or the challenges you’ve faced. During the appointment, be willing to actively engage with your tutor by asking questions and seeking clarification when needed. Your participation is key to a successful lesson!
  • Online Appointments
    If you choose an online appointment, you will work with a writing tutor in real-time in WC Online. Meetings take place using the built-in appointment module. Log in to WC Online five minutes before the start of your appointment. Then, select "Start or Join Online Appointment.” In the online appointment video chat, you may upload your assignment guidelines using the file upload button or share your screen.
  • Appointment Policies
    Appointment Scheduling: You can schedule appointments in advance through our online booking system, WC Online, or by coming into the tutoring center. Walk-in appointments are dependent on tutor availability. Reschedule and Cancellation: If you need to cancel your appointment, you can do so in WC Online or contact the Writing and Tutorial Center at 919-546-8468 or Lateness: If you are running late, please notify the tutoring center. Tutors may not be able to extend your appointment due to other commitments. If you do not notify your tutor, your appointment may be given to a walk-in client or canceled. Professional Conduct: Students and tutors are expected to maintain professionalism and respect during tutoring sessions. Disruptive or disrespectful behavior may result in termination of the appointment. No-Show Policy: A “No-Show” is defined as missing a scheduled appointment without notice. After three missed appointments in one semester, your ability to make appointments will be temporarily revoked. You are still encouraged to use the Writing Center on a walk-in basis. Accommodation: If you require accommodation due to a disability or specific learning needs, please inform the tutoring center when scheduling your appointment so we can make appropriate arrangements. Feedback: We value your feedback. If you have concerns or suggestions about our tutoring services, please let us know! Your input helps us improve the quality of our support.
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