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The Writing Center Gets Innovative

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Southern New Hampshire University’s (SNHU) Learning Center is implementing new writing programs to start the year for both domestic and international students.

Students now have the option of scheduling one-to-one tutoring when needed. Available at http://bit.ly/2d3S9hh, students have the option of meeting with a tutor for 45 minutes to work on a particular project or assignment.

Writing Tutoring Coordinator Selina Marcille hopes this will “be the bridge between walk-in tutoring and one-to-one tutoring.”

Unlike typical one-to-one tutoring that happens weekly, these one-to-one sessions can happen periodically throughout the semester whenever needed and are currently available. Any undergraduate day student taking classes on campus is eligible for appointment-based tutoring. International students are also welcome to sign up for appointments. Students can sign up for an appointment up to two weeks in advance, but they have to be made within 48 hours of the appointment time.

Marcille created the program to help students get more individualized attention for assignments. Students seeking appointment-based tutoring are required to answer questions while signing up so the tutor will have more time to come up with strategies to help the student in their session as well as know what they are going to work on.

Marcille has also created a new international writing tutoring group. The Sharing Personal Writing Group is open to all undergraduate international students on a first come, first served basis. Run by two tutors, an international student and a domestic student, the groups will focus on writing prompts. Tutors will supply writing prompts that they will complete along with the group.

The Sharing Personal Writing Group is open to six to eight students. The group meets once a week on Wed from 2:00 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. and lasts for four consecutive weeks. Anyone signing up is required to attend all sessions.

Students that would like to sign up for the Sharing Personal Writing Group or have questions about appointment-based tutoring should contact Selina Marcille at s.marcille@snhu.edu.