Writing Center

Writing Center Closed
Friday, May 13th - May 29th

Click on the Make/Cancel Appointments button below for virtual & in-person appointments on the Truax & Goodman South schedules and written feedback on the Email Coaching schedule

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Summer 2022

All tutoring must be scheduled through WCOnline

Summer Writing Center Hours Tuesday, May 31st - August 12th (closed July 2-4)

Services will be available 7 days a week and are as follows:

  • On-campus (Truax) and virtual tutoring
    • Monday through Thursday: 10 am - 3 pm 
  • Virtual tutoring only 
    • Sunday through Thursday: 6 pm - 8 pm 
    • Friday: 1 pm - 4 pm
  • Email Coaching 
    • Monday through Saturday
Be a Tutor
National Day of Writing 2016


Do you enjoy teaching and learning from others? Are you someone who has always been good at writing? Have you always considered writing difficult and tedious? If you answered yes to any of these questions, consider enrolling in “English 2: Peer Tutoring and Writing” and becoming a Madison College Peer Tutor!


This course meets the same requirements and transferability as any English 2 class. However, it includes the added bonus of improving your writing and communication skills by helping others improve theirs. You will experience both traditional classroom learning as well as hands-on learning in the Writing Center.

After successfully completing the Peer Tutoring course, you will be eligible to join our exceptional Writing Center staff as a paid peer tutor. It’s an excellent way to continue honing your communication skills, meet other students and earn extra cash. It is also a great experience to include on a resume!


  • “I never considered myself ‘tutor material.’ I certainly wasn’t a perfect writer. But I learned you don’t need to be the best writer to be a really good tutor.”
  • “’Peer Tutoring and Writing’ changed the way I write. In helping others organize their ideas, I learned better organization.”
  • “Those moments when I’d be working with someone and together we made a breakthrough – that’s just awesome.”


Email Writing Center Director Sarah Z. Johnson at szjohnson@madisoncollege.edu.

Community Writing

Community Writing

The Writing Center works with organizations to provide writing services and workshops to the Goodman South campus area. Some of our current projects are:

Three Ways to Write Your Memoir

Open to the entire Madison community!

Days: Tuesdays in 2022: May 17, 24, 31
Time: 10am – 12pm
Where: Goodman South Campus, Room 207

The workshop facilitator, Writing Center tutor Kate Stover, teaches participants three ways to approach memoir writing: by recording family history, by telling stories, and by exploring ideas. There are in-class exercises, take-home projects, and opportunities to share. After these three free workshops, participants can continue honing their skills by enrolling in the Continuing Education course “Creative Writing: Memo­­ir.” This workshop will be offered annually.

Questions? Contact Kate Stover

Creative Writing for Seniors

Workshop facilitators take participants through a series of short exercises to stimulate imagination and expression. Participants receive guidance for developing these exercises into longer works. This workshop series is currently being developed for residents of Burr Oaks Senior Apartments and Greentree Glen Senior Apartments. If you are a manager or resident of a senior apartment complex and would like a similar workshop, please contact Charlotte Smith.  

Writing Workshops for the Literacy Network

Workshop facilitators work each semester with the “Transitions to College” course. Workshops range from planning and developing an essay to writing personal statements and cover letters. If you would like a similar workshop for your organization, please contact Charlotte Smith.  

Writing Workshops for the Catholic Multicultural Center

Workshop facilitators help students in the Advanced ESL class write and revise cover letters and other job-related documents.  If you would like a similar workshop for your organization, please contact Charlotte Smith.  

Get Involved!

If you are a student, staff member, faculty member, or community member interested in community writing, the Writing Center would like to hear from you. We can help you develop your community writing idea.

Want more information?

Email Writing Center Director Sarah Z. Johnson.

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The Writing Center's mission is to help members of the Madison College community become more effective, confident and successful communicators. 

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