Writing Center


The College Writing Center offers free services to students, faculty, staff, and community members. Our professional tutors are here to help you with writing from any discipline. Whether you need assistance with understanding an assignment, generating ideas, creating a thesis, or organizing your paper, our tutors can help you improve your writing skills.  

We promote student learning and thinking by helping writers focus on issues of meaning and by involving them in reflection on their own work. By building collaborative peer relations with student writers and modeling appropriate academic behavior, we help students build the confidence, articulate the ideas, acquire the strategies, and learn the skills to engage effectively in their writing processes.

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 Writing Center Services  


We offer one-on-one peer tutoring. Our tutoring sessions are up to 45 minutes.
 Open Lab: The Writing Center is also an open lab with computers and tables where students can work. 
 Writing Resources: We also have an extensive collection of writing references, handouts, and other books on writing. 
 Writing Workshops: The Writing Center also offers workshops for faculty upon request.
 Frequent Writer Program:  Come three or more times for a tutoring appointment and win cool stuff! See below for details.


Hours 2018:  
Monday 800am-5pm
Tuesday      800am-7pm
Wednesday      800am-7pm
Thursday 800am-5pm
Friday Closed


How to Set a Tutoring Appointment

  • Come visit us in person or phone us to set an appointment:  210-486-1433.  
  • Online Tutoring Appointments Now Available


Writing Center Special Offering

See below for information on Writing Workshops and our Frequent Writer Card Program:

Frequent Writer Program

Stop by the Writing Center and pick up your Frequent Writer Card. 

  • After your 3rd tutoring session, you'll receive a FREE Pocket Dictionary or Thesaurus.
  • After your sixth tutoring session, you'll receive a FREE coffee mug.
  • And and after your ninth tutoring session, you'll receive a FREE t-shirt.

After every third tutoring session your name will be entered in a drawing for at the end of the semester! Get smart and get free stuff!         


Excellence in Writing Awards Fall 2017-Spring 2018 

The Writing Center will accept nominations for the Excellence in Writing Awards through March 8, 2018. 

Ceremony to be held March 28 2018 from 7-8 pm in the Fiesta Room of the Loftin Student Center. Link for nominations

Faculty Partner Program

The Writing Center works with faculty to support the writing students do in their class. We encourage faculty to contact us and let us know about their assignments and goals for the use of writing in their curriculum. We also can assist faculty in creating assignment or supporting the writing in their classroom. We can even present a workshop in a faculty member's classroom upon request. Contact Jane Focht-Hansen for more information: jfocht-hansen@alamo.edu


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Gonzales Hall 203

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