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The Source for Active Learning

The Source for Active Learning (Writing Center and Q Course Center) is located in the Learning Commons area, on the first floor of the Jeremy Richard Library. The Source offers free tutoring in Writing, Biology, English as a Second Language (ESL), Q courses, and Finance.

Location: UConn Stamford Library, first floor (room 1.74) in the back of the library.

To schedule an appointment: Go to and select The Source from the drop down menu list.

Can’t make a writing tutor appointment in person? Email your essay or assignment to:

Writing & Q Center Tutoring runs from the third week through the last week of classes in fall and spring semesters.



W Tutor fall hours:

Begins On February 4th
Monday – Thursday


Q Tutor spring hours:

Tuesday – 3:00PM-6:00PM
Wednesday – 1:00PM-3:00PM
Thursday – 3:00PM-6:00PM
Monday – 3:00PM-6:00PM
Tuesday – 3:00PM-6:00PM
Tuesday – 1:15PM-3:15PM
Thursday – 1:15PM-3:15PM
Wednesday – 12:30PM-3:30PM
Thursday – 3:00PM-6:00PM
Wednesday – 12:30PM-3:30PM



Monday-Thursday – 11:30AM-2:30PM



Writing Center Inquiries: Serkan Gorkemli, Associate Professor of English and Writing Center Director, 203-251-9585

Q Center Inquiries: Erica Granoff, Director of Student Services Department, 203-251-8484

Q Tutoring

Q Tutoring includes free tutoring in the following areas: Biology, Chemistry, Math, Physics, and Statistics. Tutoring is free to all UConn-Stamford students but is by appointment to accommodate as many people as possible. Tutoring sessions for Math, Physics and Statistics last for one half hour and sessions for Biology and Chemistry last an hour. Students should bring textbooks, notes, class handouts and assignments to each tutoring session.

W Tutoring

The Writing Center offers students the opportunity to work with trained tutors on a variety of writing projects, from course papers to resumes and business letters. Students are encouraged to bring in work at any stage of the writing process. Tutors provide strategies for brainstorming, project development, and revision.

“I found the consultation with the tutor incredibly helpful. She had an ability to hone in to what my paper needed to make a strong thesis. Her feedback was constructive and precise. Subsequently, I felt like the 20 minutes I spent working with her took a good 2 hours off the time it would take me to regularly write the paper.”

“I had a lot of trouble with starting my introduction, but by the end of the session, I was able to finish the entire introduction and form the rest of my paper.”

“The tutor was very gracious in handling my mess of a rough draft and offering constructive feedback for refocusing paragraphs.”


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