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 NetTutor 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.
Access NetTutor by clickingin the upper right hand corner of any Blackboard class. Choose "Writing and Paper Center" and then "One-on-One Live Rooms" to see which Columbus State tutors are available.
A record of all your NetTutor sessions is saved in your "Writing and Paper Center" Locker.
Sessions will be limited to one half hour unless you explain an accommodation at the beginning of the session.
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. To access them, just follow the instructions above to get into NetTutor, but then select the applicable box. 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.
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 102
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.
In addition to the Columbus campus location in 102 Columbus Hall (first floor of the Library), the Writing Center also provides walk-in tutoring services at Delaware Campus and at some Regional Learning Centers.
Walk-in tutoring on the Delaware Campus is offered next to the Learning Center service desk. Please contact the Learning Center at 740-203-8183 with any questions about tutoring and availability.
Our Regional Learning Centers at Dublin, Reynoldsburg, and Westerville also offer walk-in tutoring. Below are the links to each of their websites. Select "Tutoring" under "Services" for each Center's tutoring hours and location.
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.
You may make an appointment to meet with a tutor at the Columbus Writing Center by visiting Starfish in Blackboard. Under the "Services" tab, click on "Columbus Writing Center", and then "Schedule an Appointment." For help making an appointment, stop by the Columbus Writing Center or call (614) 287-5717 during our regular operating hours. Group appointments are only available for collaborative writing projects and should be arranged through the Writing Center Coordinator by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tutoring sessions last 30 minutes. The only exception is for students who have a disability accommodation letter on file with the Writing Center Coordinator. These students can schedule sessions lasting 60 minutes. To schedule a 60-minute session, please submit a copy of your accommodation letter to the Writing Center Coordinator.
You may schedule one tutoring session per day, up to three times per week.
Late or Missed Appointments
Appointments can be canceled with no penalty through Starfish or by calling the front desk of the Writing Center at least one hour before the scheduled appointment. If you are more than 10 minutes late for an appointment, the appointment will be marked as "missed," and it will count as one of your 3 sessions per week.
If you are late for or miss more than 3 appointments in a semester, the Writing Center Coordinator will need to be called to reset your account. Email the Coordinator at: email@example.com.
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