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Tutoring and Writing Centers: Writing Center

Writing Center

The Writing Center offers tutoring for all students who are working on any writing assignment in any course.


We welcome everyone back on campus for the Fall 2021 Semester.  We hope everyone is staying safe.  The Tutoring and the Writing Centers are following the PGCC College-Wide mandate to wear face coverings indoors and outdoors at all College locations until further notice.

The Tutoring and Writing Centers will provide online and in-person tutoring for the Fall 2021 Semester. 

All appointments will be made by calling the Tutoring & Writing Center Scheduling Desk:  301-546-0748

  • Appointment information and online links will be sent to your PGCC student email.
  • In-person tutoring will be by appointment and drop-ins, if available
  • Online tutoring will be held in Zoom.  It will utilize your computer’s microphone and camera. We recommend that you use the Zoom application or the Google Chrome web browser.
  • You may make 1 half hour appointment per day/maximum of 2 half hour appointments per week.  We require 24 hours notice of any cancellations.

*Hours of operation for the Tutoring & Writing Center's Scheduling Desk:

Monday - Thursday: 8:30 am - 8:30 pm 
Friday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday: 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

Sunday: Closed

Information Needed to Schedule Your Appointment

  • Please check the tutor’s current weekly availability
  • Look for an available appointment time
  • Please consider an alternate time in case your first choice is not available
  • When you are ready to make an appointment, call the Scheduling Desk at 301-546-0748
  • Please be ready to provide the following:
    • Your 7 digit student ID number
    • Your Name (first and last)
    • Your PGCC student email address
    • Your course number (e.g. EGL 1010)
    • The tutor’s name
    • The time you would like to meet (may need to provide an alternate time)
  • Upon verification and if that time is available, you will be scheduled and sent a confirmation email to your PGCC student email. Please read and save this confirmation.

How To Join Your Scheduled Online Writing Center Tutoring Session

  • You should move to a quiet room and try to keep background noises low before starting your online appointment.
  • Enter the link that you were provided in your Student email in your web browser.
  • Type your name (first and last) and click “Join.”
  • You will be placed in a waiting room and your tutor will admit you at your scheduled tutoring time.  Please wait patiently for the tutor to admit you into the session.

Lisa Maranto -

Tutoring Center Coordinator/
Associate Professor
Telephone: (301) 546-0082
Office: Lanham Hall 114I

Abigail Bardi -

Coordinator/Writing Center
Telephone: (301) 546-0598
Office: Lanham Hall 114I

Diane Corbin - 

Administrative Specialist
Telephone: (301) 546-0589
Office: Lanham Hall 114H

DeJuan Jones -

Scheduling Technician
Telephone: (301) 546-0711
Office: Lanham Hall 114H

Judi Singleton - 

Scheduling Technician
Telephone: (301) 546-0748
Office: Lanham Hall 114H