Services, Policies & Guidelines

What the Writing Center offers:

The Writing Center tutors will assist all SSC students with any step of the writing process from brainstorming to paragraph development and organization to editing.

Appointment or Drop-In:

Would you like to make an appointment? Just click on the center’s Zoom link, tell us you want to make an appointment, and give us the day and time you prefer. We will make the appointment for you, and you can even choose your tutor! Students can make appointments in advance through Starfish - or they may drop in on Zoom to see an available tutor anytime during open hours.


Enter RSB 16 and wait for a tutor to assist you. If the center is busy, you can check in with the computer kiosk near the door.

When you enter the Zoom call, a greeter will be there to help you meet with a tutor, or to assist you in making an appointment.

What to bring:

Please have your written assignment, and any guidelines from the instructor open and ready on your screen. Be sure that you know where on your system the files are saved so you can send them to the tutor through Zoom.

How many visits?

Students are encouraged to visit the WC up to 3 conferences per assignment. (For example, if you have a total of 3 essay assignments in your ENGL101 class, you may come in for three 30 minute conferences per essay — which adds up to 9 conferences.) Returning once or twice for assistance on an assignment is a great way to learn skills from your WC conferences.

Grammar & Editing Assistance:

WC tutors are happy to assist you with grammar, sentence clarity, and other important aspects of editing a final draft, but they cannot correct grammar errors or revise your papers for you. They will offer instruction and valuable feedback, help you to recognize errors and guide you in how to edit your own writing. They will also give you helpful materials to take with you to practice the skills and learn to be a confident, independent writer.

Late Arrivals:

If you are late for your conference, you may need to reschedule or wait for assistance if the Writing Center is busy.

Contact Information

Location: RBS 16 (See campus map.)
Regular Hours: See Operating Hours
Phone: 206.934.6412

Elijah Dow - Writing Center Program Coordinator

Marianna Asaturova – Director, Tutoring Center 
Phone: 206.934.6650 

Monia Hamam – Program Specialist III
Phone: 206.934.6491