You work hard. You set goals, create lesson plans and work with students in the classroom setting. Wouldn’t it be nice to get a little help?

Services offered by The Tutoring Center

  • Classroom presentations

    Instructors can request a 10-15 minute informal presentation about center services. Handouts, brochures and Q&A included.

  • Mobile tutor

    Instructors can request a classroom visit by a professional tutor to provide information on any phase of the speech or writing process. Tutors can model peer-tutoring strategies, work with groups or individual students, and deliver handouts and tip sheets on a variety of writing and speech topics.

  • Online Sessions with a Tutoring Center Tutor

    Available during normal Tutoring Center hours, writing tutors offer online tutoring for any assignment involving writing through WCONLINE, a web-based service that gives students real-time access to tutoring sessions. Students are able to work one-on-one with a writing tutor on a laptop or computer as if they were meeting in the Tutoring Center. Students can make their own appointments online at, stop by the Tutoring Center or give us a call at 409-933-8703.

  • E-Tutoring Sessions with a Tutoring Center Tutor

    Available during normal Tutoring Center hours, writing tutors offer E-Tutoring sessions for students who are not able to come to campus for assistance. Please contact director, Beth Richards at for further information. Instructors may also request an information sheet on E-Tutoring for their syllabus and/or Blackboard shells.

  • Online Tutoring through Net Tutor

    The Tutoring Center is proud to partner with NetTutor, an outsourced company who provides tutoring on demand, 24/7. NetTutor provides tutors in an array of subjects. Students can logon to Blackboard and access a tutor by going to a course you are currently enrolled in and clicking on “NetTutor”.

  • Safe Assign assistance

    The Tutoring Center offers assistance for faculty and staff members interested in learning more about Safe Assign’s plagiarism-prevention online service.

    Learn more: Safe Assign Tips for Faculty

  • Workshops

    Topics include formatting (MLA, APA, CMS), speech outlining, speech anxiety, plagiarism prevention, PowerPoint and resumes. Other topics available upon request.

How can we help you?

Our center still offers computers, reference materials, workspace and one soundproof speaking booth with lecterns, computers and recording equipment where students can practice presentations and job interviews and do group work. Plus, trained tutors are available to answer quick questions or meet for one-on-one sessions to guide clients who request help with:

  • Brainstorming
  • Speech outlines
  • Organization
  • Research
  • Grammar and punctuation
  • Formatting (MLA, APA, CMS)
  • Revision
  • Oral presentations
  • Resumes and cover letters
  • Application essays