Learning Commons: The Writing Center
The Writing Center

The Writing Center serves the entire CVCC student body with academic support for any written assignment.  Tutoring is currently provided in person and virtually. Students can work one-on-one with a tutor via email exchange partnered with a phone call and/or Zoom. Our staff are experienced and knowledgeable, and our center is CRLA level 1 certified.

Writing is hard. We can help.
The Writing Center is here to help with all your writing needs:
  • a comfortable atmosphere with personalized assistance
  • any writing assignment
  • any class
  • any stage in the writing process (from planning and outlining, drafting and revising, to help with research, and more)
  • any aspect of writing (thesis, organization, format, composition, documentation, spelling, grammar, and much more)
How does it work?
  • Don't wait.
  • Call or email the Writing Center, telling us how we can help, or schedule an appointment using Navigate in myCVCC.
  • Your tutor will ask about your assignment and set up a time to work with you.
  • Your tutor will walk you through the writing process, assist you with trouble spots, and help you identify your writing strengths.
  • Each session lasts one hour, and you are encouraged to schedule follow-up sessions.
  • You maintain authorship of your work, and your tutor supports your progress with quality feedback to guide you.

Writing Center Director:  Matt Latimer
Email:  latimerm@centralvirginia.edu

Professional Tutor: Tami Strout
Email:  stroutt@centralvirginia.edu
Phone:  434.832.7628


Professional Tutor:  Marcia Robertson
Email:  robertsonm@centralvirginia.edu
Phone:  434.832.7628


Support Staff:  Vickie Bowman
Email:  writingcenter@centralvirginia.edu
Phone:  434.832.7628

Looking for something more?
The Writing Center is the proud parent of the CVCC book club. We read a new book each month and meet online for a lively discussion. Join us!
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Email writingcenter@centralvirginia.edu for more information.

The Writing Center also publishes Polis, CVCC’s annual journal of literature and art. Want your writing or art considered for publication?
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