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Tutoring & Writing Center

Welcome to the University Tutoring and Writing Center in Mabee Library! We are the main place to go for tutoring on the Washburn campus. The Tutoring and Writing Center is located on the third floor of Mabee Library in the SE corner, Room 308. Tutoring is one of many resources you will find to assist you with your academic endeavors. We also provide helpful resource links, academic workshops, and referrals to other campus services. Our mission is to help you succeed as a student. You can reach us at 785-670-1980 or

Tutoring is:

  • A way to be more successful. It is not just for when you are stuck on an assignment.
  • Provided by fellow students who excel in various subjects.
  • Reinforces skills.
  • Involves communication from both sides.
  • Not the place to simply get answers to your assignments.
  •  Where the student is actively involved in working with the tutor on the subject.
  •  A sign that you are an intelligent student who knows how to use the resources available!

Mabee Library Tutoring Standards

(Tips for making your tutoring session more successful)

1. Sign In

List the class/reason you’re here and what you need help on.

2. Check the Schedule

Tutors have different specialties and different shifts; not all subjects are covered during all tutoring hours -- check the schedule online, in the library, or next to the tutoring center doorway.

3. Peer Tutors

While we are knowledgeable, we don’t know everything. We don’t guarantee grades, or that we’ll always be correct.

4. Guide Your Learning

We will help you work through concepts, suggest ways to approach or fix problems, and help improve your study skills. We will not do problems for you, or give you answers.

5. Come Prepared

Attend class, take notes, read the textbook, try the homework, etc...

6. Improve Your Learning

We will encourage you to work on your own after some assistance so that you can improve your learning, and so that others can receive help.

7. Share the Tutors

Since we are a drop-in center, tutors have to help all students; we appreciate your patience!

8. Respect Each Other

Students and tutors will treat each other with respect and kindness.

9. Help Reduce Noise

Silence your cell phone, take calls outside the center, and keep your voice at an indoor level to respect others’ learning.

10. Computer Use

Computers are for quantitative use. Please do not play games on them, check your Facebook status, etc...

11. Clean Up

Please clean up after yourself before you leave.

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