Q: My instructor wrote comments on my essay, but I'm still not sure how to make my essay better. Can a tutor help me?
A: Yes, a tutor can help you understand your instructor's comments. We will work with you to develop an appropriate plan for revision.
Q: I don't know if my paragraph is good. Can a tutor tell me if I have a good paragraph?
A: A tutor will help you identify the key elements of an effective paragraph. We will also discuss different types of paragraphs and their relationships to each other within an essay.
Q: I need help writing my thesis. Can a tutor help me write a thesis?
A: A tutor will help you identify the key elements of an effective thesis statement. We will also help you understand the relationship of a thesis to the rest of an essay.
Q: Can a tutor edit my essay or fix my grammar?
A: No, a tutor won't edit your essay - that is, fix your grammatical errors sentence by sentence, but we can help you understand grammar rules with which you may be struggling. Also, we can help you identify patterns of error you should work on. Prior to editing, you may wish to consult us about your essay's argumentation and content.
Q: Can a tutor grade my essay or tell me how to get a better grade?
A: No, a tutor won't grade your essay. A tutor's responsibility is to help you learn how to create a successful writing process revise and edit so that you can become a more confident and effective writer. We won't tell you how to get a better grade, but we will give you honest and supportive feedback as it relates to your instructor's assignment sheet and expectations.
Q: I don't understand what plagiarism is. Can a tutor explain it to me?
A: Yes, a tutor can help you understand the principles of academic dishonesty and how and why to avoid id. Using MLA requirements will ensure the integrity of your written work.
Q: Can a tutor help me with MLA formatting?
A: A tutor can help you learn how to use a MLA handbook to use in-text parenthetical citations and create a Works Cited page. We can also help you do electronic and library research as well as create an annotated bibliography.
Q: I don't have time in my schedule. Can I email my drafts for feedback?
A: Students have busy schedules, but we don't accept essay drafts via email because students become better writers when they collaborate with tutors, peers and instructors in learning communities.