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The Writing and Learning Commons (WaLC) and Mathematics Tutoring Center (MTC) hire students who are recommended by you to serve as academic role models for your students. Tutoring sessions provide students with a safe, low-stakes environment where they can ask questions and gain problem-solving experience through trial and error. As students develop confidence through tutoring, they often become more actively involved in your classroom and more willing to engage with you outside of class.
The Writing and Learning Commons (WaLC), located in Belk 207, provides six types of free academic support:
The Mathematics Tutoring Center (MTC), located in 437 Stillwell, provides these free services:
A sudden influx of required students can overwhelm our services and prohibit students from other classes from making appointments. If you're interested in making writing tutoring a course requirement, contact Haylee Wilkie so that we can plan ahead or discuss other solutions such as writing fellows.
The WaLC offers one-on-one academic skills consultations to students who need help identifying effective learning strategies. To schedule an academic skills workshop for your whole class, visit tutoring.wcu.edu and click on the Faculty Toolbox to read the workshop descriptions and submit a request. Direct individual students to access our online academic success tools.
Instructors can recommend course tutors, writing fellows, and Supplemental Instruction Leaders to work specifically with their classes. Visit tutoring.wcu.edu and click on the Faculty Toolbox to submit a tutor recommendation form. Recommendations should be submitted prior to the first day of class each semester.
Promote tutoring as a resource that is encouraged for all students who want to enhance their academic strategies and improve their knowledge. Include the WaLC and MTC in your syllabus and communicate with tutors who may contact you about the following:
Yes! All new tutors enroll in USI 202: Intro to Peer Tutoring. WCU’s 1-credit hour tutor training course is certified by the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA), which promotes an internationally-accepted standard of training for tutors. Tutors can earn up to 3 levels of tutor certification and merit pay increases based on training and experience.
Faculty have several options to help students learn proper research and citation practices:
During the fall and spring semesters, our typical hours of operation are:
Include the WaLC syllabus statement in your course syllabus and link to us from your Canvas course.