15 November 2010

SLCC Student Writing Center

SALT LAKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE STUDENT WRITING CENTER
Meeting Date: 6/28/10


You can also visit SLCC Student Writing Center on The Exchange, the Thayne Center’s online community partner database. You’ll find contact information, projects, directions to the site, and other useful information to get you started!

SUGGESTED ACADEMIC DISIPLINES THAT MIGHT BE A GOOD FIT:

English, Communication, Education

COMMUNITY PARTNER OVERVIEW/MISSION:

The SLCC Student Writing Center helps you to improve as a writer and to succeed as a student. We offer free writing advising (tutoring) to Salt Lake Community College students both in our physical locations as well as online for all SLCC classes.

LOCATION:

Administrative Building, room # 218, at the Salt Lake Community College Redwood Campus.

VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR:

Clint Gardner graduated from the College of William and Mary in Virginia with an English Major. Originally interested in literature, Clint became involved with the college’s writing center, igniting an innate passion for helping students become better writers. Clint moved to Salt Lake City and in partnership with other organizations, helped to create the SLCC Student Writing Center in 1990.

Clint Gardner
Clint.Gardner@slcc.edu
801-957-4893

ORIENTATION/TRAINING:

Volunteers who will become tutors are required to attend in depth orientation and trainings. This might sounds burdensome, but these trainings will help you become the best tutor you can be and therefore the most rewarding experience. As a tutor, you are allowed to end the tutoring session if you become uncomfortable for any reason.

REQUIREMENTS:


The SLCC Student Writing Center requires no background checks and accepts students with a criminal record. Call in advance (and early in the semester – Second week at the latest) to set up a set schedule with Clint.

TIME COMMITMENTS:

There is no time requirement for volunteering.

VOLUNTEER INFO/DUTIES:

This volunteer opportunity is very rewarding, giving student volunteers valuable experience in education and writing skills.


Clint uses volunteers in two ways. First, qualified volunteers tutor students. Most tutors are SLCC students/alumni who have passed English 1010 with a B or better. Second, volunteers do valuable administrative work in the writing center. Administrative work includes greeting students at the door, scheduling appointments, answering phones, and keeping the busy office in order. This job requires a volunteer who can work well under pressure! Tutors for the most part help students understand their writing assignments, help to organize/structure papers, help students become engaged in their assignment and become a self-actualized writer, and help students edit rough drafts.

Start volunteering today! You can visit their website and also check out their information in The Exchange.

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