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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.


Q Tutor fall hours:
Begins on September 9th

Monday – 1:00PM-4:00PM (Carl Shapiro)
Tuesday – 2:00PM-5:00PM (Carl Shapiro)

Monday – 3:00PM-6:00PM (Christina Zendman)
Tuesday – 5:00PM-7:00PM (Jonathan Gilbert)
Wednesday – 1:00PM-3:00PM (Christina Zendman)
Wednesday – 3:30PM-7:30PM (Jonathan Gilbert)
Thursday – 3:30PM - 7:30PM (Jonathan Gilbert)
Friday – 3:00PM-6:00PM (Christina Zendman)

Tuesday – 12:00PM-3:00PM (Gayoung Lee)
Tuesday – 1:00PM - 4:00PM (Khadija Ashfaq)
Thursday – 12:00PM-3:00PM (Gayoung Lee)
Thursday – 1:00PM - 4:00PM (Khadija Ashfaq)

Tuesday – 4:00M-6:00PM (Spencer Senior)
Wednesday- 4:00-6:00PM (Spencer Senior)
Thursday – 4:00M-6:00PM (Shruti Ambulkar)

Tuesday – 12:00PM-3:00PM (Gayoung Lee)
Wednesday – 12:30PM-3:30PM (Mickey Komornik)
Thursday – 12:00PM-3:00PM (Gayoung Lee)

Wednesday – 12:30PM-3:30PM (Mickey Komornik)

Statistics & Math
Tuesday – 9:00AM-12:30PM (Min Shu)
Wednesday – 9:00AM-12:30PM (Min Shu)
Thursday – 9:00AM-12:30PM (Min Shu)


Monday-Thursday – 11:30AM-2:30PM

There are no summer tutoring hours at the Stamford Campus.

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.


W Tutor fall hours:
Begins on September 9th

Monday – Thursday – 10:00AM-7:00PM
Friday – 11:00AM-3:00PM

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:
José Luis Ramos
Assistant Director of Student Services

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


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