To Access Online Tutoring
The Writing Center will be available for students this Autumn semester from Tuesday, September 8th, to Saturday, December 12th. In-person tutoring is not available for Autumn semester, but you still have access to all your favorite Columbus State tutors. They are now accessible through the Pisces platform, on a first-come-first-served basis, or you can email them directly for an appointment. Below is a list of our tutors this semester and when they will be on NetTutor.
Sessions will be limited to one half hour unless you explain an accommodation at the beginning of the session.
Access NetTutor by clickingin the upper right hand corner of any Blackboard class. Choose "Pisces," then "Writing and Paper Center," and finally "One-on-One Live Rooms" to see which Writing Center tutors are available.
If a Writing Center 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, just follow the instructions above to get into NetTutor, but then select “NetTutor” once inside as well, before choosing “Writing and Paper Center.” Finally, pick the appropriate box for how you want to interact with the tutor. 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.
2020 Autumn Semester Online Writing Center Tutoring Schedule
Steve Abbott: Tuesdays: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and Wednesdays: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Lorien Anderson: Mondays: 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Thursdays: 4:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Karen Aston: Tuesdays: 1:00 to 8:00 p.m., Thursdays: 1:00 to 8:00 p.m., and Fridays: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Seth Brodbeck: Thursdays: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., and Saturdays: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Emily Corey: Wednesdays: 12:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Joan Demartin: Mondays: 1:00 to 6:00 p.m., Wednesdays: 1:00 to 6:00 p.m., and Thursdays: 1:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Jewel Dey: Tuesdays: 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. and Fridays: 12:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Jeff Gordon: Mondays: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and Wednesdays: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Howard Graves: Mondays: 1:00 to 8:00 p.m., Tuesdays: 1:00 to 8:00 p.m., Wednesdays: 1:00 to 8:00 p.m., and Fridays: 12:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Jacob Hale: Thursdays: 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Natalie Kopp: Mondays: 1:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Anastacia Leach: Mondays: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Linda Markels: Wednesdays: 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. and Saturdays: 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Zin Min: Tuesdays: 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Saturdays: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Lana Momani: Mondays: 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and Tuesdays: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Don Plummer: Tuesdays: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Wednesdays: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and Thursdays: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Brent Stypczynski: Mondays: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Thursdays: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., and Fridays: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
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 Writing Center opens the second week of each semester and is not open during finals week
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.
Rachel Brooks-Pannell, Writing Center Coordinator