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Tutoring and Writing Centers: Writing Center

Writing Center

Tutoring services will resume on Tuesday, May 28th at the start of the Summer Semester. 

The Writing Center offers tutoring for all students who are working on any writing assignment in any course. Please see information on this website on how to make an appointment to see a tutor.  

Students can also take advantage of our Grammar Clinics and CyberScribe support services:

Unlock the magic of language with 12 engaging lessons that explore the intriguing aspects of grammar and communication through our grammar clinics.  Our Grammar Clinics are held weekly on Wednesdays. 

Elevate your writing effortlessly - just email us your paper, and our skilled faculty tutors will provide quality feedback, while also being your go-to resource for any writing queries you have, through our Cyberscribe support services.  

Click for more information on Grammar Clinics or Cyberscribe.  

 


View Writing Center tutor Availability 

 

Tutoring is available by appointment

Look below to view the hours of the front desk staff and learn the three different ways you can make an appointment.  

Hours of operation for the Scheduling Desk:

Summer 2024

Monday - Thursday: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm 
Friday: 9:00 am - 12:30 pm (online only)
Saturday - Sunday: CLOSED

 To Make an Appointment By Telephone

You may call us at 301-546-0748 to speak with a scheduler to make an appointment.    

 

To Make an Appointment In Person

You may visit any of the following locations in person to make an appointment 

Location Campus Address Building Room #
Largo Campus 301 Largo Road
Largo, MD 20774
Lanham Hall 114A
University Town Center (UTC) 6505 Belcrest Road
Suite 125
Hyattsville, MD 2078

UTC Front Desk

(1st Floor)

Laurel College Center (LCC) 312 Marshall Avenue
Suite 205
Laurel, MD 20707
LCC Front Desk

 To Make an Appointment Live Online

Speak with a Scheduler in our Virtual TWC Chat Room. The scheduler in the chat room will set up your appointment.  They will also connect you with a live tutor at your scheduled time if your appointment is on Zoom.

Click on the OWL image below to access the Live Zoom room. 

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.
  • Please be prepared to share your assignment directive along with your draft.

 

Attendance/Cancellation Policy


  • You may make 1 appointment per day with a maximum of 2 appointments per week, per subject. 
  • Any appointment cancellation must be made at least 24 hours before the appointment or you will be considered a no-show. Call 301.546.0748 to cancel or leave a message.
  • Appointments made on the same day are expected to be kept; otherwise, you will be considered a no-show.
  • If you arrive more than 10 minutes late, your appointment will be available for walk-ins. If your time is given away, you will be considered a no-show.
  • If you have two no-shows, you will be contacted by the Manager. On the third no-show, you will be required to meet with the manager before making additional appointments.  
  • If your missed appointment was due to a specific circumstance, you may schedule a meeting with the manager at any time to voice your concerns.  

Cyberscribe

 

The Writing Center has Cyber-tutoring available. 

 

Please send your question or paper to: writingcenter@pgcc.edu, using your PGCC email account. 

Do not send attachments. Cut and paste the body of your assignment into the email.

There will be a 48-72 hour turnaround.

Helpful Resources

Tutoring and Writing Center Staff

Veronica Seward - 

Manager, Learning Commons
Telephone: (301) 546-5257
Email: sewardva@pgcc.edu 
Office: Bladen Hall 108A

Diane Corbin - 

Administrative Specialist
Telephone: (301) 546-0589
Email: corbindj@pgcc.edu
Office: Lanham Hall 114H

DeJuan Jones -

Scheduling Technician
Telephone: (301) 546-0711
Email: jonesdc1@pgcc.edu
Office: Lanham Hall 114H

Judi Singleton - 

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