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Writing and English Language Help

We can help with writing assignments for any class, provide general writing support on academic materials, including scholarship essays, and tutor English-language learners. Our professional and student writing tutors are excited to work with you on your learning goals! Tutors are available in person and online.

Book an appointment with a writing tutor.

What is writing and English-language tutoring?

Tutors will talk with you and can provide written comments to assist you with improving your work. They may ask you questions about your goals and about an assignment so you can identify needed changes and become a better writer. Tutors will not edit or directly change your work. They will talk you through potential changes to help you achieve your goals, improve fluency, and become a better English-language learner.

Languages spoken at the writing center

The writing center has tutors who speak the languages below. 

  • Spanish: Work with Midori, Mondays and Wednesdays, 12 - 4 p.m.; or work with Jean, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:30 - 5 p.m. on campus, and other times online.
  • French: Work with Lee, Tuesdays, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., and Wednesdays, 1 - 5 p.m. on campus, and other times online.
  • Arabic: Work with Mary, Mondays, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., and Thursdays, 11 a.m. - 1  p.m.

In-Person Writing Help: Hours and Location

We’re located in the MHCC Gresham Campus Main Level Computer Lab, Room AC3333. Tutors are available:

  • Monday through Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Online Writing Help: Assistance through email or Zoom

We can either schedule a Zoom conference call or assist through email. Online tutors are available Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday mornings, 9 - 11 a.m. Send an email to [email protected] with “Writing Tutoring” as the subject line. In the message, include:

  • Your name and six-digit MHCC ID.
  • The course and instructor name.
  • The type of assignment.
  • The assignment due date.
  • How a tutor can help you. Examples: “I need help revising my thesis,” or “I need help understanding the assignment.”

Please use your MHCC email. Check your email frequently for a response. We will get back to you during business hours.

You can also schedule an appointment online.

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