Saint Mary's University Writing Centre

Halifax, NS

The Makings of a Great Online Writing Center

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Kaplan University

Chrissine_Rios.2013by Chrissine Rios, Writing Tutor, Kaplan University Writing Center

The North Carolina division of the Southeast Writing Center Association held a Writing Consultant Retreat on September 13 to foster community among writing tutors across the state and provide us an opportunity to discuss professionalism, the theme of the retreat. Although I tutor for the Kaplan University Writing Center (KUWC), a global, online university, I’ve done so full time from my home in Charlotte, North Carolina for the past six years, so I logged out and drove to Meredith College in Raleigh to commune with other Writing Center folks in my region.

I’ve wondered if tutoring online had altered my perception of the Writing Center experience, and one thing I now know for sure is that it has.  Every Writing Center is as unique as the academic community and students it serves, but I’d be kidding myself if I didn’t admit that even…

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