FAQs

What exactly do you tutor? 

  • Our tutors are prepared to help you with any oral, visual, or written communication project. If you write it, speak it, or show it, this is the place to get feedback! You can come in for essays, speeches, research papers, infographics, reports, resumes, scholarship and graduate school applications, and more! 

Can I drop in? 

  • Absolutely! You can stop by either location (William T. Young Library or The Study South) during our hours and work with an available tutor. 

How do I make an appointment? 

  • Making an appointment is encouraged to secure the time or tutor you prefer. 
  • Click "Make an Appointment" on our homepage to create or log into your MyWCOnline account. 
  • Select the time that works for you. You can choose 30 minutes or an hour. 
  • In the window that pops up, select “Online," "E-Tutoring," or “Face-to-Face".
  • Fill in your course information and what you want to work on. If it's an E-Tutoring appointment, don't forget to attach the relevant files!

How does E-Tutoring work? 

  • When you schedule an appointment and select “E-Tutoring," you will upload your document or link to your project, and if applicable, a rubric to orient your tutor to the assignment. 
  • Your tutor will review your project and give feedback in the form of track comments and big-picture observations. 
  • Your tutor will then send a follow-up email with directions to their attached feedback. 

How does Online tutoring work?

  • When you schedule an appointment and select "Online," you are selecting a time to meet with a tutor live using Zoom.
  • At the assigned time, log back into MyWCOnline and click on your appointment box. Then, select "Start or join online consultation."
  • Your tutor will work with you for the assigned time (30 minutes to one hour) and then send you a follow-up email reviewing what you discussed.

Who are the tutors? 

  • Our tutors are undergraduates representing a diverse range of disciplines and backgrounds. 
  • They are successful students with a GPA average of 3.9.
  • They are proficient employees who have received training approved by the College Reading & Learning Association.

What should I bring to my appointment? 

  • Your student ID (or know your ID number).
  • Digital or physical projects, your professor’s rubric (if applicable), and any other materials you want, such as ideas, notes, outlines, or drafts.

What should I expect in my appointment? 

  • Our front desk attendant will check you in and introduce you to your tutor. 
  • Your tutor will meet you wherever you are in your communication project, whether you are planning, drafting, or revising. 
  • Your tutor will give feedback on your assignment to help you find strengths and possible improvements, as well as identify broader elements of success that can transfer to future projects. 

Will tutors proofread my paper for me? 

  • Tutors will empower you to grow as a writer and guide you through the proofreading process without making their own changes.

How do I let my professor know that I came here? 

  • After every appointment, you receive a follow-up email from the official Presentation U email that serves as proof that you participated in your appointment.