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The Hunter College RWC offers free tutorial services to all registered students at the college as well as a variety of other resources to the Hunter College community. We offer regular weekly tutorial sessions, drop-in assistance, and online Chat tutoring. We have also developed an extensive file of handouts on all aspects of writing and the writing process, available in both print and electronic form. The RWC website provides links to a comprehensive assortment of materials, including resources on research information, ESL, writing tools and references, and teaching and learning.

As a means to make the Center more accessible to the college community, we encourage all faculty to inform their students about our services, include information about the Center in their syllabi, and to visit our site themselves in order to become better informed about how the Center can assist in the development of student writing at the college.

RWC tutors are undergraduate and graduate students from a variety of majors, trained to help you develop your critical reading and academic writing skills. Tutors will help you improve your skills and develop a reading-writing process that you can use to negotiate the requirements of academic reading and writing. Please note that tutors will not interpret texts, nor write, type, or correct papers.

At the beginning of each semester, you can arrange a classroom visit from the Center by submitting a Request a Classroom Visit form. A representative of the Center will come to your class, introduce and briefly describe the services offered at the Center, and provide students with an information sheet and schedule of hours. A classroom visit takes only a few minutes, and we have found that a classroom visit is an effective means of encouraging students to utilize our services.

As a faculty member, you can refer a student to the RWC by completing a Referral form, and asking the student to register at the Center with her/his form. You will then receive confirmation of a student's registration at the Center and a report from the student’s tutor informing you of the student’s progress over the course of the semester.

Because space for regular tutoring appointments is limited, it is important to schedule classroom visits and to complete referrals as early in the semester as possible, preferably in the first two weeks, prior to our general registration. In particular, you should be aware that referred students have the advantage of early registration.

The RWC offers both on-site and in-class Workshops on a broad range of topics, including grammar and mechanics, research and documentation, and writing across the curriculum. If you would like to schedule an in-class workshop, submit a Request a Classroom Workshop form. We try to accommodate as many requests as possible; however, please note we are limited as to how many workshop instructors are available.

All of the above-mentioned forms may be downloaded and returned to the Center. For more information, contact us by phone at (212) 772-4212 or visit us at the Center located on the 7th floor of library in the Silverstein Student Success Center, or online at www.hunter.cuny.edu/rwc. We look forward to working with you and wish you a satisfying and successful semester.

 

Dr. Steven Serafin, Director Dennis Paoli, Coordinator
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