The John Bahr Writing Center
The John Bahr Writing Center, part of the Center for Student Success, offers free tutoring to all Concordia College students. The writing specialists and peer interns who staff The Writing Center help students excel at any written assignment in any discipline.
Students may make appointments for half-hour or hour-long sessions at any point in the writing process - brainstorming, research, outlining, drafting, or revising. Sessions can include discussion or practice of skills ranging from grammar and mechanics to development, organization, and source integration and citation. The Writing Center does not proofread or edit for students; rather, tutoring is a conversation between two active participants, and students should come in prepared to work with a tutor. Students are also encouraged to bring a copy of the assignment to the session, along with any instructor or peer feedback that they have, and to arrive with a sense of what they would like to focus on in the session. The ultimate goal of the Writing Center is to empower students to become better writers, not just to submit one “better” paper, and to develop skills that they will draw on throughout college and beyond.
The Writing Center’s online platform is an alternative to face-to-face tutoring in the George House. It allows students to access the tutoring schedule and make appointments from anywhere. During the tutoring session, students have a virtual white board for writing, with a chat box, video option and opportunity for a phone call as well. The platform is ideal for non-traditional and off-campus students who need the convenience of later hours and remote access, and about a quarter of all appointments are completed through the platform.
To sign up for tutoring, create an account at concordia.mywconline.net. The Writing Center is currently located at the George House, next to the Office of Admission. You can contact the Writing Center by phone at 914 337 9300, x 2521 or at Writing.Center@concordia-ny.edu.