Become a tutor in MBC’s Writing Center!
Planning to teach, attend graduate school, go into publishing, teach ESL abroad?
Sign up for ENG 270: Teaching Writing this Spring Semester, MWF 12-12:50.
All RCW, ADP, MLitt, MFA, MAT, PBTL students–including native and non-native English speakers–are welcome!
Need more information? Email firstname.lastname@example.org .
Fall 2013 hours:
Monday: 9-11, 3-5, 6-9 Tuesday: 1-2:30, 3-10 Wednesday: 9-11, 2-9:30 Thursday: 1-5, 5:30-10 Friday: 2-4 Saturday: Closed Sunday: 12-9
While we welcome drop-in visits to ACAD 408 during these hours, you may find that all tutors are busy with students who have booked appointments in advance.
First, read FAQ’s .
HOW TO REGISTER and LOG IN:
To register with our online scheduler, WCONLINE, go to http://mbc.mywconline.com. You’ll see a log-in box.
If this is your first visit, click the blue link. Your ID is your MBC email address. Choose a password you’ll remember.
Take your time filling out the Registration Form. You’ll only have to complete this form once each academic year. Already registered? Log in and go directly to the fall 2013 schedule.
HOW TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT:
White boxes/spaces on the schedule are available for appointments. Choose the one you’d like and click on the box, then answer the questions about your writing project on the appointment form:
- Specify the type of appointment: face-to-face or online. (Only students who live 25 miles or more from campus may reserve an online appointment.)
- Specify the length of the appointment in the pull-down list from 20-50 minutes.
Need help navigating the schedule? Click the yellow word “help”.
Limits: one appointment per day, 2-3 appointments per week. Questions? See our FAQ’s
When you make an appointment, you will specify face-to-face or online. Five minutes before your online appointment start time, log into WCONLINE, then click on your appointment block on the schedule. Click the red “begin online session now” line. Make sure the camera and microphone on your computer are up and running, get your headset squared away (if you want to use one to screen out background noise), and wait for your tutor to join you. If you’ve already attached a paper, it will show up on your screen; if you want to upload a paper, do that before your tutor joins you. In the instant messaging box, you can type a message like “Hi, I’m on-line now” to let your tutor know you’re online and ready.
What the Writing Center offers:
Face-to-Face/Walk-in appointments, 20-50 minute sessions.
Online appointments, 50 minute sessions.
Open to currently enrolled students who live 25 miles or more from Staunton and are thus unable to make it to ACAD 408 for a face-to-face meeting.