All graduate and adult students are encouraged to seek out free tutoring in the Writing and Learning Center in Bernardine Hall 105. Students from any discipline of study can receive quality tutoring that aims to help them develop their academic skills over the course of their Alvernia education.
When you visit for your appointment, please bring your assignment, a draft of your writing, and your course syllabus, or other instructions from your professor. If you have questions about sources, bring those sources with you as well. While you should not expect proofreading from a writing tutoring session, you can expect to learn and practice successful writing skills that you will be able to use in all of your academic endeavors.
Making a Tutoring Appointment
You have the option to make an appointment by calling the Writing and Learning Center at 610-568-1494, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or visiting WCOnline.
To make an appointment through WCOnline, visit alvernia.mywconline.com and register for an account. Be sure to choose the correct schedule from the login page: Writing & Learning Center or Philadelphia Center. Then, follow these instructions to make a writing appointment:
- Search for a subject/course by using the “limit to” drop down menu
- Choose your subject/course
- Choose the tutor, date, and time that works for you, and click on the corresponding white box (white boxes indicate available appointments)
- Choose a 30-minute or 1-hour appointment
- Complete all required fields in the online form
- Click “Save Appointment." Your appointment box will now appear in dark blue.
Making Online Appointments
On this online form you will be able to choose whether you want a face-to-face meeting
or want to meet online
. Remember that not all tutors participate in online tutoring. If you have chosen to meet online, try to log in to your tutoring session a few minutes early. To do this, click on your appointment block on the schedule, and in the window that pops up, click “Start or Join Online Consultation.” A new window will appear. In the upper right corner of the new window, you can see how many people are currently in the consultation. If you are the only one, be assured that your tutor will be there shortly.
Familiarize yourself with the online consultation environment. When your tutor enters the consultation, he or she will greet you. You can either carry on a discussion through text messages or by enabling audio/visual capability. You must have a webcam and microphone for the audio/visual option. Your tutor will guide you through the rest of the process.
Check the WCOnline schedule for the most up-to-date appointment availability. You may also email Amanda Funk
with any questions you may have about what to expect from a writing tutoring appointment.
If you are not able to meet for tutoring at any of the posted times, please contact Amanda Funk
to make other arrangements.