Peer Tutoring at Penn State Learning

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On Monday, August 30, the peer tutoring of writing at Penn State Learning will begin for the fall semester in two locations:  220 Boucke Bldg. and 113 Pattee Library (Reserve Reading Room).  

In a typical thirty-minute writing tutorial, peer tutors read constructively; listen actively; ask questions about the rhetorical situation; discuss matters such as unity, coherence, development, style, and mechanics; and offer encouragement to help students improve as writers. Tutors do not edit or fix papers for students. The goal is to help students become better writers, not just turn in better papers.

Students wishing to schedule appointments or ask questions about drop-in tutorials may speak with a receptionist at 814-865-1841.

Appointment Hours:
220 Boucke Bldg.:  Monday through Thursday, 9:00am-1:00pm; Friday, 9:00am-3:00pm

Afternoon and Evening Drop-In Hours:
220 Boucke Bldg.:  Monday through Thursday, 1:30-9:30pm; Sunday 6:00-9:30pm
113 Pattee Library, Reserve Reading Room:  Sunday through Thursday, 10:00pm-1:00am

Online Tutoring for World Campus Students
Sunday through Thursday, 7:00pm-9:00pm. 

Personal Statement Tutoring:
Students writing personal statements for scholarship, fellowship, job, or graduate school applications may schedule an appointment with a genre specialist by writing to l-personalstatements@lists.psu.edu.

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