Frequently Asked Questions

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If you still have a question, feel free to contact us.

General FAQs

Yes, but so much more! In addition to providing tutoring for essays, research papers, and other documents, we also tutor on presentations, PowerPoint, public speaking, group projects, and anything else writing and communication oriented.

You can always drop by to ask. We tutor students during all stages of the process, from brainstorming at the beginning to refining at the end. It's never too soon to book an appointment with us.

You can always call or e-mail the center directly and we can help you make an appointment if necessary.

Appointments

Absolutely. We welcome drop in visits at any time. If there are tutors available, we can work with you right away. If there are scheduled appointments ahead of you, you may need to wait until a tutor is available.

If students need to cancel an appointment, they must do so on WCOnline at least 24 hours before their appointment is scheduled to start.

If you need to cancel an appointment less than 24 hours in advance, please contact us by phone or in person. The online system locks students out from making changes after that point, but we can still make changes for you.

On occasion, we will cancel sessions due to frequent cancelations or tardiness by students, requests of tutors, or other extenuating circumstances.

No, we ask that you visit only once per week. In select cases, however, a second visit may be necessary. Consult with your tutor.

  • Assignment sheets
  • Printout of paper/poster
  • Notetaking materials

Tutoring sessions are 30 minutes each.

Tutoring

All tutoring sessions are for undergraduate and graduate students only. No sessions are currently offered for faculty, staff, or post-docs.

Unfortunately, you cannot reserve to be tutored by your class instructor. Other tutors will be available for you. You should speak to your instructor about visiting him or her during office hours.

No, tutoring sessions are free of charge.

No. Tutors are not copyeditors. They are here to help you learn strategies to become a better communicator overall, not to "fix" your project. If you would like someone to edit your paper, we can put you in touch with professional proofreaders.

Hours and Location

Our Fall 2018 Hours are:

  • Mondays, Wednesdays  - 9 AM to 8 PM
  • Tuesdays, Thursdays - 9 AM to 11 AM, 12 PM to 8 PM
  • Fridays - 9 AM to 5 PM
  • Sundays - 2 PM to 6 PM

Closed Saturdays and for student holidays (Labor Day, Fall Recess, Thanksgiving, etc.).

If you have an appointment, are waiting for a tutor, or want to finish up some work after a tutoring session, you are more than welcome to hang out in the CommLab.

Yes, those spaces (breakout rooms and rehearsal rooms) are for your use.

The rooms can be reserved by students at Georgia Tech's Reservation System.