Frequently Asked Questions

How do I schedule an appointment?

You have several options:
1) use our online scheduler,

2) stop by during our walk-in hours, and we'll do our best to assist you, or

3) email us at apheatwole@smcm.edu for assistance or additional availability. 

E-mailing or stopping by are the best options if you can't make any of the posted hours.

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Meet the Tutors:

Sam

 

Sam Cameron

Major: History

Minor: Educational Studies

 

Click here to see all of our peer tutors.


Working Within the Classroom


Many members of the faculty feel that the Writing Center offers a valuable experience for their students, yet many of these students never take advantage of this free resource. Not only do peer tutors visit classes to inform writers about the Center, tutors also work within classes alongside teachers and students to provide particular help. Peer tutors are trained in evaluating peer writing and inciting discussion, qualities that may prove useful in the classroom. The tutors' positions as fellow students, outside observers and writing authorities allow them to develop unique relationships within the classroom. Having tutors spend time in the classroom allows students to receive specific help and guidance, becoming more familiar with the Writing Center and the tutors who work there in the process. Tutors will work with your classroom needs and can assist with nearly any task; what the tutors do in the classroom is up to you. Any faculty member who believes his or her class might benefit from this personal service should contact the Center by email at apheatwole@smcm.edu.

The Writing Center also designs and runs workshop programs for specific classes and assignments. If this type of service interests you, check out our section on Workshops.