What are your hours?
During the Fall and Spring semesters: Mon-Thurs, 10-8, and Fri-Sat, 10-4
During exam week: Mon-Thurs, 10-7, and Fri-Sat, 10-4
During Summer I, Summer II, and January Intersession: Mon-Thurs, 10-7
How can I get help from the Reading/Writing Center?
Students can register for regular, weekly tutoring appointments or can come in for drop-in sessions on a first come, first served basis. Students are also invited to make use of our handouts - available in hard copies and online - and the RWC's library of books, which cover a range of topics, including the writing process, critical reading techniques, literary analysis, grammar, research techniques, and documentation styles.
How can I get a regular tutor?
At the beginning of each semester, the Reading/Writing Center will post the registration date for that semester. On that day, undergraduate students will be able to come in to TH 416 and register for regular weekly tutoring. If you miss the registration period, you can still come in to sign up - but we might have to place you on a waiting list.
Note: Graduate students and undergraduates who are referred by the ACCESS Center or by their English 120, 220, History 151, 152, or Political Science 110 instructors can register before the regular registration date.
What should I bring to my tutoring sessions?
Whatever you'd like! Many students bring drafts of their papers, but if you don't have a finished draft (or even a partial draft), that's perfectly okay. Do bring a copy of your writing assignment and class syllabus, if possible - and if you're working on a revision, please bring in the previous draft with instructor comments.
If you aren't currently working on a specific paper, that's fine too. Your tutor will be pleased to help you with annotation and critical reading, researching a topic, grammar skills, or anything else related to the writing process.
How can I become a tutor?
Come into the Reading/Writing Center to pick up an application! Undergraduate and graduate students are both welcome to apply, but the potential applicant must have at least one year of course work remaining at Hunter College and be willing to make a two-semester tutoring commitment.
Interviews of applicants for the Fall semester are usually scheduled in July/August, and interviews for the Spring semester are scheduled in December/January.