Writing Center Policies for

In Person Tutoring

1.  If you are not feeling well or someone in your household is ill, feel free to use the Writing Center's Online Tutoring service.  When making an appointment with an online tutor on our Writing Center appointment webpage, select a tutor with an -ONLINE designation.  After you have made your appointment, follow the instructions on how to submit your paper to your online tutor by CLICKING HERE.

Masks are RECOMMENDED to be worn by individuals in the Writing Center.

3.  You MUST have your active STUDENT I.D. CARD and/or STUDENT I.D. NUMBER to log-on and receive service.  
Your I.D. CARD can be obtained at the Office of Student Life in the Campus Center building, room 128.

4.  You may make an appointment to see a tutor by clicking on the following link:     

At this time, appointments cannot be made on computers in the Writing Center.

Please note that appointments cannot be scheduled or cancelled over the phone.

5.  All tutoring sessions are set at one half an hour session per day with a maximum of three sessions per week per assignment regardless if they are by appointment or drop-in.  Tutoring sessions may be extended up to a maximum of one hour per day at the discretion of the tutor and/or lead instructor.  For instance, if a student makes an appointment for an English assignment, the student may make another appointment for a history paper for the same day. 

IMPORTANT NOTE:  If a student has had a paper/assignment reviewed by the Writing Center, the student needs to make substantial revisions based on the comments made by the tutor before resubmitting the paper again for review.  Failure to do so, may result in the paper being returned to request for revisions to be made.

During the last two weeks of the semester, students may be limited to only one half hour session with a tutor per day with a maximum of two sessions for the week regardless of whether it is by appointment or as a drop-in.

6.  Students whose tutors are not available for their appointments have priority on the drop-in list.  

7.  You MUST be on time for your scheduled session.  If you are late, your session will be given to a student who is waiting to see a tutor.

8.  You MUST be ready to work actively with a tutor during your tutoring session.  To make the most of your tutoring session, you are encouraged to bring the following items to work with your tutor: questions that you may have about your assignment; your assignment; books, notes or articles about your assignment; your course syllabus; as well as any drafts of your paper.

In order to receive a tutor verification slip, you must work with a tutor for at least 25 to 30 minutes.  Only one tutor verification slip is given per session.  Please be sure to keep your verification slip in a safe place since replacement verification slips are not able to be provided.

9.  If you cannot attend a scheduled session, you MUST cancel your appointment yourself; otherwise, you will be listed as a “no show.”  

If you need to cancel an appointment, click on the following link and log-on to the webpage:

Then click the View or Cancel Appointments button to cancel your appointment. 

10.  If you have two no shows,” you will not be allowed to schedule any more sessions for the remainder of the semester.  However, you may come to the Writing Center on a “drop-in” basis.  
If you are late to your appointment, you must notify a tutor; otherwise, you will be marked as a no-show.

11.  Tutoring sessions are typically one-on-one.  At the tutors' discretion, tutors may assist more than one student during a tutoring session if the students' assignments are the same.

12.  Tutors may only assist students with material as it relates to San Bernardino Valley College and/or Crafton Hills College coursework, personal statements for scholarship applications, and/or personal statements for college applications.

However, the Writing Center DOES NOT assist students with quizzes, tests/exams and/or other types of course activities that require students to demonstrate their own comprehension or understanding of course material unless assistance has been approved by their instructor(s).

13.  Due to legal reasons, MINORS who are not students of San Bernardino Valley College are NOT permitted in the Writing Center. 

14.  Talking on CELL PHONES is NOT permitted in the Writing Center.  If you need to use your cell phone, please excuse yourself from the center and return when you are done with your conversation.  If you are observed continuing to use your cell phone in the center, you may be asked to leave for the day.

15.  Anyone acting inappropriately (such as but not limited to yelling, cursing or displying hostility), or showing inappropriate content during tutoring/workshop sessions may lose tutoring privileges.