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Tutoring and Writing Center

Our mission is to provide all students in the Rollins community with access to responsive peer educators and resources that support their development as effective, independent learners. 


In support of the College's decision to shift to remote instruction for the remainder of spring 2020, we are implementing virtual, synchronous peer tutoring. Please see our Virtual Tutoring page for more information.

What do we do?

The TWC is staffed by content tutors and writing consultants who are students at Rollins. These peer tutors are trained to provide responsive, individualized instruction on a wide range of academic subjects, projects, and assignments.
Our content tutors: help you learn concepts and skills for your academic courses.
Our writing consultants: help you draft, revise, and generate ideas for any type of writing you may be working on (and at any stage in your writing process).
We are not an editing service or a homework check service; rather, we work with you (usually one-on-one) to help you achieve your academic and intellectual goals. Our services are designed for everyone in the Rollins community. Whether you feel you are struggling in a particular academic subject, or you simply want to understand your own learning and writing processes better, our peer tutors are here to offer you meaningful, productive feedback. And all of our services are completely free to use!

How do you schedule an appointment?

 

Because our schedule tends to fill up quickly, if you would like to make an appointment to see a content tutor or writing consultant, we require that you do so at least 18 hours in advance. Appointments must be made through EAB/Navigate, and detailed instructions can be found here.

If you are a graduate student and you would like to be able to make an appointment, please email Mistie Watkins or call us at (407) 646-2607 to get set up in the scheduling system.

If you require assistance using this software, please email Mistie Watkins or call us at 407-646-2607.

Where are we located?

The TWC is on the main (2nd) floor of Olin Library. When you come in through the main entrance to the building, turn left past the circulation desk and walk all the way to the end of the hallway. Turn right to head into the Lakeview Lounge area to find your tutor (they will have a name tent in front of them, and you can find your tutor's name in your appointment confirmation email).

When can you see a tutor?

We offer appointments with our tutors and consultants from 8am to 9pm EST Monday through Friday and noon to 9pm EST on Sundays. 

NOTE: Each semester, content tutoring and writing consulting begin on the third week of classes. Our schedule ends on the last day of regularly scheduled classes each semester. We are closed during the week of finals so that our tutors have time to conclude their own coursework. The TWC is also closed when the College is closed (including on Fox Day). 

Our hours:
Monday-Friday: 8am--9pm EST
Saturday: closed
Sunday: 12pm--9pm EST

 

Layne Porta Gordon, PhD
Coordinator, Tutoring and Writing Center
lgordon@rollins.edu 
407.646.2190

Mistie Watkins
Associate Coordinator, Tutoring and Writing Center
mwollard@rollins.edu 
407.646.2607

Olin Library, Rollins College
1000 Holt Ave. #2772
Winter Park, Florida 32789