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: Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, there is no in-person tutoring. The center now offers synchronous and asynchronous tutoring sessions.
During the Fall 2020 semester, the Q- center tutoring will be offered as open tutoring and review sessions. Below are listed the WebEx links and times available by major. Students would simply log into the WebEx room to participate in the review session based on the subject/time of interest.
Can’t make a writing tutor appointment in person? Email your essay or assignment to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Writing & Q Center Tutoring runs from the third week through the last week of classes in fall and spring semesters.
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.
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.
Writing Tutor Fall 2020 Process:
Begins on September 8th and ends on December 13th. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, there is no in-person tutoring. The center now offers synchronous and asynchronous tutoring sessions.
For synchronous tutoring, please go to: writingcenter.uconn.edu
For asynchronous tutoring, please include the following information in 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.
Send these materials and your paper to: email@example.com
Those seeking writing tutoring from a specialized ESL tutor should send their essay or assignment to firstname.lastname@example.org. The ESL tutor's regular schedule is 3pm to 6pm Mondays and Wednesdays.
Hours of asynchronous tutoring are:
Monday: 10:00AM - 2:00PM
Tuesday: 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Wednesday: 11:00AM - 4:00PM and 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Thursday: 11:00AM - 1:00PM and 3:00PM - 6:00PM
Saturday: 11:00AM - 2:00PM
Hours of asynchronous ESL tutoring:
Monday: 3:00PM - 6:00PM
Wednesday: 3:00PM - 6:00PM
Tutors will check the Writing Center email during their regular shifts.
“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:
- Calculating Your GPA.pdf
- Note Taking Format.pdf
- Essay Test Tips.pdf
- Learning From Your Exam Performance.pdf
- Math Test Tips.pdf
- Multiple Choice Test Tips.pdf
- Survey: Time Management.pdf
- True False Test Tips.pdf
- How to Create an Outline for a paper (Purdue OWL)
- Understanding and Avoiding Plagiarism (UConn Libraries)
- Citation Guides & Tools (UConn Libraries)
- Documentation Guideline for Citing Source (Duke University)
- UConn Stamford Library Learning Commons