The Multiliteracy & Communication Center (MCC) is a free tutoring service available to all members of the UMassD community.
We can help you interpret, draft, and revise communications assignments of all types, including texts, presentations, and multimodal projects.
Our goal is to help all UMassD students grow as independent and confident communicators—on the written page and across a variety of current and emerging platforms and technologies.
We are the source of writing and communications support for all UMassD students and faculty. If you are a receipient of a federal TRIO grant you can also use the services provided by the Writing and Reading Center, located in LARTS 010.
We offer one-on-one consultations for:
- written essays in all disciplines, including brainstorming, thesis/argument development, organization, clarity, and understanding citations
- public speaking
- research/reading strategies
- listening skills
- document and web writing/design
- professional preparation, including resumes and statements of purpose
Our staff includes highly-trained undergraduate and graduate consultants from many majors and disciplines, including engineering, biology, psychology, political science, and the humanities.
All undergraduate staff complete a three credit training course prior to working as tutors in the MCC. Our scheduling tool allows you to identify tutors whose expertise aligns with your assignment/subject.
Scheduling an appointment
- First time users will need to use their UMassD email address to register for an account at https://umassd.mywconline.net.
- Once you've completed the registration process, you can log in to access the schedule of available appointments. There are two schedules: the main center (LARTS 219) and the Library Learning Commons (Library Room 135). All daytime appointments (10:00am-5:00pm) take place in LARTS 219 and all evening appointments (6:00-9:00pm) take place in the Library Learning Commons, Room 135. On the main scheduling page, if you want to make an evening appointment in the LLC, make sure to use the drop down menu under "Choose a Schedule" to select the "Library Learning Commons" schedule.
- Use the "limit to" pull down menu at the top of the page to narrow tutors by subject/area of expertise, or you can read tutors' bios when you click on available appointment squares. Please make an appointment with a tutor whose expertise matches the subject/assignment that you're working on.
- White squares indicate available appointments. Appointments can be made for either 30 minutes or a full hour (maximum one appointment/day). If you want to make a full hour appointment, make sure to modify the time from a half hour to a full hour.
- If you need to cancel or modify your appointment, you can do so by logging in to the scheduler. Missed appointments ("no shows") may result in a loss of access to the system.
What to expect
You and your tutor will meet and collaborate on your assignment. The tutor's purpose is not to edit or complete your work for you, but rather to help you understand the task and its objectives. Please arrive at your appointment at least five minutes early and come prepared with your assignment guidelines and your assignment, in either print or digital format.