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Writing and Reading Tutoring




The Writing and Reading area of the Student Success Center offers free writing, reading, and ESL tutoring to all currently enrolled students at OCC.  Students do not need to be enrolled in an English class to take advantage of tutoring; the Writing and Reading area offers tutoring for writing and reading assignments for any class on campus!

While campus is closed due to COVID-19, most tutoring services will be offered online and via Zoom sessions.

Students can receive up to 5 hours per week of writing and reading tutoring. 


One-on-One Appointments:

We offer 25-minute tutoring appointments, where our tutors assist with any stage of the writing or reading process. To get the most out of a session, students are encouraged to have their syllabus, writing prompt, and any writing they have completed with them during their appointments. 

In addition to the appointment options listed above, students who are members of the following programs can schedule standing weekly appointments, appointments that meet at a set day and time every week: Veterans, DSPS, EOPS, Equity, Guardian Scholars, Puente, Umoja, STEM, and PRESS. Students in these programs can ask their counselors to submit a referral form to the Student Success Center for this extra service. Once received, the student will be contacted by a staff member to set up a weekly appointment. The tutor will review class concepts, help answer homework questions, and provide study strategies, like test preparation. 


Directed Learning Activities (DLAs): 

We offer Directed Learning Activities (DLAs) for students seeking a deeper understanding of specific writing and reading concepts. These activities are tutor-led lessons and activities to help students hone specific writing and reading skills.

To make an appointment with a writing tutor and to view our list of available Directed Learning Activities, please visit our TUTR 050N Canvas homepage. 

If you encounter issues, need assistance, or have questions, contact us at, where our staff will assist you.