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Learning Assistance Center - Portsmouth campus



Mission Statement
The Writing Center provides TCC students with one-on-one tutoring to become better writers. Our friendly and dedicated staff of tutors and instructors are eager to assist you through all steps of the writing process.

Beazley Building A, Room 113
120 Campus Drive
Portsmouth, Virginia 23701
Phone 757-822-1584

Nicole K. Harvey

Spring 2016 - Hours of Operation
Monday- Thursday: 9 a.m.- 7 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.


  • Brainstorming
  • Outlining and Organization
  • Sentence Structure
  • Paragraph Formatting
  • Essay Structure
  • Grammar and Mechanics Review
  • Documentation Review (MLA, APA, and Chicago Style)
  • Understanding Literature/Main Idea Identification
  • Understanding Assignment Requirements
Making an Appointment


Please plan to visit the Writing Center well in advance of the due date of your assignment. To schedule an appointment, please call or stop by the Writing Center (room A113).

Available Resources


  • Computers
  • Handouts for Writing
  • Textbooks for English Courses
  • Grammar Review Worksheets
  • Review Websites



Writing assistance is available for all courses. Tutoring sessions are limited to thirty minutes. To reschedule or cancel a tutoring session, please notify the Writing Centerís staff within 24 hours of your appointment.

A trained tutor will discuss steps of the writing process with you. Come prepared to discuss your area (s) of concern and to have your question (s) answered. If you are working on a particular assignment, give your tutor handouts that explain the requirements of the assignment.

The Writing Centerís staff will not edit your entire paper, but we will review areas of concern and provide feedback to improve your writing. We will discuss steps of improving sentence structure and mechanics to ultimately help you become a better writer.


Items to Bring to a Tutoring Session
  1. A written assignment or requirement sheet
  2. Any books or notes
  3. Questions about your assignment