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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 with a Writing Tutor: Go to and select The Source from the drop down menu list.

To schedule an appointment with a Q Tutor: Go to and select department, Source for Active Learning.

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.


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.

Online Support

W Tutor spring hours:
Begins on February 2nd and ends on May 1st

The Stamford Writing Center will continue to provide asynchronous, online tutoring for Stamford Students.
Those seeking writing tutoring should email their essay or assignment to We will have tutors regularly checking the Writing Center email box between the hours of 10am and 6pm Monday through Thursday and between 11am and 2pm Fridays.

Those seeking writing tutoring from a specialized ESL tutor should send their essay or assignment to The ESL tutor's regular schedule is 2pm to 5pm Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Please include the following information in the body of your email:
· What kind of essay/assignment are you submitting, and for what class?
· Was there a prompt given for the assignment? If so, include it.
· When is the essay/assignment due? *Please note: we require at least two days to review your essay.
· Select two issues you would most like us to address (for example: audience, citations, support for main ideas
· Tell us some of the strengths/weaknesses you see in the writing you did in response to the assignment.

Our writing tutors will not physically be in the Writing Center, but they will check the Writing Center email during their regular shifts.

There are no summer tutoring hours at the Stamford Campus.

“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.”


Q Center Inquiries:
Tamara O'Day Stevens
Director of Academic Affairs

Writing Center Inquiries:
Serkan Gorkemli
Associate Professor of English and Writing Center Director


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