Writing Assistance Centers

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TCC's campus Writing Assistance Centers offer free help with writing assignments. 

Services offered 

Campus Writing Assistance Centers offer one-on-one assistance for all courses. Writing Center consultants will help you generate ideas, organize information, develop support and evidence, and address composition issues as you draft your paper. 

Sessions are 30 minutes and available on a walk-in basis. We recommend visiting 1 or 2 weeks before your assignment is due.

Consultants will not proofread or edit your paper, but will review areas of concern and provide feedback to help you improve your writing. 

Resources available at TCC's Writing Assistance Centers 
  • Computers and printers
  • Handouts for writing
  • Textbooks for English courses
  • Grammar review worksheets

What to bring to your session
  • Your TCC ID
  • Textbook and any notes and handouts from your class
  • A written assignment 
  • Questions about your assignment


Food, beverages, cellphones, and children are not allowed in any of the Writing Assistance Centers.

Locations and hours

 

Chesapeake

Academic Building, Room 4103 (map)
Phone: 757-822-1584
Contact: Buffy Ruffin

Fall 2017 hours
Monday to Thursday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Norfolk

Martin Building, Second Level (map)
Phone: 757-822-1584
Contact: Wendy Pollard-Boyle

Fall 2017 hours
Monday to Thursday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Portsmouth

Building A, Room 113 (map)
Phone: 757-822-2931
Contact: Nicole Harvey

Fall 2017 hours
Monday to Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m, closed Friday to Sunday

Virginia Beach

Lynnhaven Building, Room E-121 (map)
Phone: 757-822-7170
Contact: Fred Valet

Fall 2017 hours
Monday to Thursday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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