To Access In-Person and Online Tutoring
The Writing Center is available for students this Autumn semester from Tuesday, September 7th to Saturday, December 11th. Students have the opportunity to meet with Columbus State tutors both online and on the Columbus campus (for certain days and times), as well as online with NetTutor tutors.
Sessions should be limited to one half hour unless you have an accommodation for extra time with our tutors. Below are instructions on how to access and make appointments with the writing tutors. You can also see the schedule for when the Writing Center tutors will be on the Columbus campus in the West Lounge of Nestor Hall and online on Pisces.
To meet with a Columbus State tutor in the West Lounge of Nestor Hall, on the Columbus campus:
Please visit the Tutoring webpage for more information:
2021 Autumn Semester In-person Tutoring Schedule
Jeff Gordon: Tuesdays: 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. and Thursdays: 12:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Howard Graves: Mondays: 12:00 to 4:00 p.m., Tuesdays: 12:00 to 4:00 p.m., and Wednesdays: 12:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Linda Markels: Tuesdays: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and Thursdays: 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Don Plummer: Tuesdays: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and Wednesdays: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Brent Stypczynski: Mondays: 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Wednesdays: 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
To meet with a Columbus State tutor online:
- Access NetTutor by clicking on the green "n" logo in the upper right-hand corner of any Blackboard course shell you have
- Choose the “Pisces” box
- Select "Writing and Paper Center”
- Go to “Manage Appointments and Availabilities” and make an appointment for the day and time that best fits your schedule
- Or, enter the "One-on-One Live Rooms" to see which Writing Center tutors are available
2021 Autumn Semester Online Tutoring Schedule
Anastacia Leach: Thursdays: 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Steve Abbott: Tuesdays: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and Wednesdays: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Joan Demartin: Mondays: 3:00 to 8:00 p.m., Tuesdays: 3:00 to 8:00 p.m., Wednesdays: 3:00 to 8:00 p.m., and Saturdays: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Jewel Dey: Mondays: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and Thursdays: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Jeff Gordon: Mondays: 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and Wednesdays: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Howard Graves: Thursdays: 3:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Fridays: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Jacob Hale: Fridays: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Natalie Kopp: Mondays: 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., Tuesdays: 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., and Thursdays: 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Zin Min: Tuesdays: 4:00 to 8:00 p.m., Wednesdays: 4:00 to 8:00 p.m., and Saturdays: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Don Plummer: Thursdays: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
If a Columbus State tutor is not available, you may also choose to chat with a NetTutor tutor, to submit a quick question for them, or to submit a paper for full review later. To access them:
1. Access NetTutor by clicking on the green “n” logo in the upper right-hand corner of any Blackboard course shell you have
2. Choose the “NetTutor” box
3. Select “Writing and Paper Center”
4. Pick the appropriate box for how you want to interact with the tutor*
*Note: If you choose to upload your paper for review, you will be notified via email when your paper and review comments are ready to be picked up, typically within 48 hours.
A record of all your tutoring sessions is saved in your "Writing and Paper Center" Locker in NetTutor.
Columbus Writing Center Hours
Monday through Thursday 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
The Columbus Writing Center is located in the Library, Columbus Hall 102B. It opens the second week of each semester and closes just before finals week. Students still have access to NetTutor tutors through finals week, though. NetTutor tutors are available 24/7.
Delaware Writing Center/Tutoring Hours
For information about tutoring available on our Delaware campus, visit: https://www.cscc.edu/about/locations/delaware-campus/services.shtml#tutoring
Services for Students and Faculty
Our tutors, all experienced writers and writing tutors, can work with you on a variety of projects, including:
- Essay Assignments
- Business Letters
- Lab Reports
- Personal Correspondence
- Scholarship Applications
Tutors can help with any stage of the writing process, from generating ideas to revising and polishing.
Our tutors do not write papers, serve as proofreaders, or discuss grades, but they do help writers improve organization, development, grammar, and other skills related to writing.
For students, we offer individualized half-hour tutoring sessions, as well as group workshops on topics such as proofreading, using sources, and research troubleshooting.
For faculty, we provide 10-minute "Writing Center Overview" presentations to your classes, as well as one-on-one and group consultation on topics related to teaching writing across the curriculum. We can also develop special-request workshops to meet the specific writing needs of students in your classes. Faculty are welcome to make individualized half-hour tutoring sessions for their own writing projects as well.
The Writing Center is not a proofreading service. We do not simply edit or correct student projects, and we cannot be responsible for a student's final grade. However, we can help improve grammar, punctuation, and so on, by working with you on how to proofread and improve your writing for yourself.
Columbus Writing Center
Library--Columbus Hall 102B
Rachel Brooks-Pannell, Writing Center Coordinator