Tutoring and Writing Centers

Tutoring and Writing Centers

Tutoring Center

The Tutoring Center provides academic services for all UConn Waterbury students. Tutoring is available for several courses, including many of the first-year STEM courses such as Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Organic Chemistry, Physics, and Psychology.

A study and life skills coordinator can also assist students with test-taking preparation, note-taking strategies, study skills, time management techniques, and more.

Tutoring is offered in room 227A/B of the Libary. Appointments are on a "drop-in" basis.

Tutoring Schedule

Vindya Pathirana

Assistant Professor-in-Residence, Mathematics
Tutoring Coordinator, Tutoring Center

vindya.pathirana@uconn.edu

Heather Price

Assistant Director, Academic Affairs
Registrar Specialist

heather.price@uconn.edu

The Writing Center

The Writing Center at UConn Waterbury assists students with essays, lab reports, term papers, academic or creative writing, multimodal projects, résumés, cover letters, and personal statements. Professionally trained peer tutors help students understand writing assignments, organize ideas, fine-tune thesis statements, develop more effective sentences, organize paragraphs, prepare citations, and more.

Types of Tutoring

In-Person Tutoring – Tutor and client are present together at the Writing Center.

Online (Synchronous) Tutoring – Tutor and client are present simultaneously in an online workspace via WCOnline.

Appointments

Appointments are recommended for both in-person and online tutoring. Drop-ins are welcome if a tutor is available.

Tutoring sessions are approximately 1 hour. They combine discussion of the writer’s goals and some writing that contributes to the completion of the assignment.

Location

UConn Waterbury Main Building
Library, 2nd Floor – Room 227G

Spring Hours

Monday: 10-11 a.m. & 1-5 p.m. (In-Person or Online) & 5-7 p.m. (Online Only)
Tuesday: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. & 4-6 p.m. (In-Person or Online)
Wednesday: 10-11 a.m. & 1-3 p.m. (In-Person or Online)
Thursday: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. (In-Person or Online) & 4-6 p.m. (Online Only)
Friday: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. (Online Only)

Ellen Carillo

Professor, English
Writing Coordinator, Writing Center

ellen.carillo@uconn.edu

Benjamin Woodard

Adjunct Faculty, English
Coordinator, Writing Center

benjamin.2.woodard@uconn.edu

Interested in Becoming a Writing Center Tutor?

Our Writing Center is looking for student tutors. The ideal applicant is someone with the following characteristics and qualifications:

  • Good academic standing
  • Any semester or major, but sophomores particularly encouraged
  • Excellent writing and interpersonal skills
  • Completed First-Year Writing (English 1007, 1010 or 1011) at UConn and received at least a B
  • Can produce a writing sample (of at least five pages) that demonstrates the use of several texts
  • Willing and able to commit approximately four hours per week to tutoring once trained

We pay $15.00 per hour to students who have been trained and are fully committed to working in the Writing Center.

Those who are interested should complete the Writing Center application and email benjamin.2.woodard@uconn.edu to schedule an interview.