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The Writing & Communications Center offers free tutoring in writing, reading, and public speaking for LCCC students.

What to Expect

All of our tutoring services are FREE!

Writing & Communications Center tutors will visit with students for 15-30 minutes to guide their work in any phase of the writing and/or speech-planning process, from brainstorming ideas, to outlining, to discussing revision strategies on a completed draft of a paper. Students will be encouraged to take notes throughout the session and mark their own papers with comments, reminders, corrections, etc. 

Tutoring sessions are on a drop-in only basis. No appointments are taken; students should simply stop by for help whenever we're open.

There is no limit to the number of tutoring sessions a student may have per day, per week, per month, or per semester.

Students are not required to have any kind of draft or prewriting in order to get help.

Our Mission

In accordance with LCCC’s mission to transform student lives through the power of inspired learning, the Writing & Communications Center guides students in becoming more autonomous writers, speakers, and thinkers. To this end, by listening, asking questions, and providing resources, our tutors empower students to evaluate and make decisions about their own work and encourage them to develop positive attitudes about their communication skills.  Our services are rooted in the belief that purpose- and process-driven, focused, well-organized and well-supported work that meets assignment requirements is most important in effective communication. Thus, we endeavor to create better writers and speakers, not better writing and speeches.

Photo/Bio Gallery: Meet Our Tutors

Heather Jaeckel

Heather Jaeckel

Writing & Communications Center Tutor

Heather graduated from Laramie County Community College with an Associate of Arts degree in Education.  She then transferred to Chadron State College in Nebraska where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Education with an emphasis in English. Heather has worked in various school districts across Wyoming and is currently an LCCC adjunct English instructor.

Miranda Bryant

Miranda Bryant

Writing & Communications Center Tutor

Miranda is from Georgia, but has lived all over North America. She has a Bachelors in computer science from the University of West Florida and a Masters in Computer Science from the University of Wyoming. She is currently pursuing her PhD in Entomology from UW. With a father who was an English professor, she developed a life-long love of the English language. She has two dogs and a cat, and loves cooking, reading, traveling, and insects.

What to Bring

To be fully prepared for a Writing & Communications Center visit, students should bring the following items, if they have them:

  • the assignment sheet
  • pre-writing notes and/or a printed draft of the paper
  • instructor feedback and/or comments on a draft
  • any related readings (course textbook, assigned articles, style handbook, etc.)

Students DO NOT need to have any kind of draft or pre-writing notes to get help.

Spring 2017 Hours of Operation

Monday        9 a.m. -  5 p.m.
Tuesday       9 a.m. -  5 p.m.

Wednesday  9 a.m. -  5 p.m.

Thursday     9 a.m. -  5 p.m.
Friday         9 a.m. -  4 p.m.

Closed Saturday and Sunday

Contact Information

writingcenter@lccc.wy.edu

307.778.1311
Library, Room 430

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