Wednesday, May 20, 2015

We're OPEN for the Summer I semester!

The Hofstra Writing Center is OPEN for limited hours during the Summer I semester. Log in at to see available tutoring hours.

Weekday daytime hours are in our main office in 102 Mason Hall:

Evening hours (5PM and later) and weekend hours are in our 201G office in Axinn Library:

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Thank you for our best spring semester yet--Writing Center usage is up 33% over the same term last year!

A great big thank you to all of our dedicated tutors, librarians, tutees, and staff for helping us have our best semester yet.  This term, we've had 1916 writing center appointments that served 701 different clients!

That's a big increase from last spring -- the Spring 2014 term had 1441 appointments that served 514 different clients -- so our usage is up approximately 33% over the same term last year and our number of clients served is up approximately 36% over the same term last year.

Great work from our librarians!

Our figures from Spring 2015 include 35 intensive research appointments with our reference librarians from Axinn Library as opposed to 10 intensive research appointments during the Spring 2014 term -- a 250% increase!

Continuing our work with Hofstra's NCAA Athletes

The figure also includes 68 appointments serving our NCAA athletes at the Fried Athletic Center in an initiative that started last fall and that required getting the majority of our tutors certified to be eligible to work with NCAA athletes.

Continuing our world-wide connection serving Hofstra's non-Native English speakers

Approximately 36% of our appointments serve students whose native language is not English, with native Chinese speakers (Cantonese or Mandarin) being served though about 22% of our appointments. The native languages of our clients include Arabic, Bangla/Bengali, French, German, Greek, Gujarati, Haitian Creole, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Turkish, and Urdu.

Helping Hofstra's graduate students succeed

Around 27% of our appointments served graduate students, either for regular classwork or for dissertation/thesis work.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Writing Center Tutor Itiola Wins Provost Scholarship!

Congratulations to our Writing Center graduate tutor Itiola Jones, winner of the 2015 Provost Scholarship!

Monday, May 4, 2015

More photos are in from the Writing Center's Coffee, Cookies, and Cramming IV event on April 19th, 2015!

Our photographer Callie Cunningham has sent us these great pictures from our most recent Coffee, Cookies, and Cramming event.

Students hard at work at Coffee, Cookies, and Cramming IV. Photo Credit: Callie Cunningham

Photo Credit: Callie Cunningham

Photo Credit: Callie Cunningham

The cake is almost gone, but there are still plenty of fruit, veggies, chips, and cookies left halfway through Coffee, Cookies, and Cramming IV! Photo Credit: Callie Cunningham

Photo Credit: Callie Cunningham

Friday, May 1, 2015

Writing Tutor Melissa R. Lands a Job at McMillan!

Congratulations to our Writing Center tutor Melissa Rostek, who just landed a great job at McMillan Publishing after graduation!