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Multiliteracy & Communication Center


The Multiliteracy and Communication Center currently offers online-only tutoring appointments to provide assistance to UMassD students, staff, and faculty. Tutors at the MCC can assist with any project involving communication—from written essays and presentations to grant applications and thesis projects/dissertations. Online hours for Summer 2020 begin Monday, June 15th and will be available through Wednesday, August 12th.  

All online tutoring sessions are conducted synchronously. This means that you will meet with your tutor in "real time" in a manner similar to a face-to-face session. 

Need assistance with booking an online appointment? Check out this "how-to" video created by MCC tutors Sarah and Nicole.

Please email MCC Director Dr. Elisabeth Buck at with any questions or issues accessing your appointment. 

About the MCC

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 written 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.

All appointments can be made online using our scheduling system. Please note that, while we can occasionally accommodate walk-ins, making an appointment in advance will guarantee that you can meet with a tutor.

Please note that the MCC is not a proofreading or editing service; while tutors can have a conversation with you about grammatical or sentence-level concerns, you must be an active participant in the session. The goal here is to spark discussion that will encourage long-term growth in your abilities as a writer and composer.   

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We offer one-on-one consultations for:

  • written essays in all disciplines, including brainstorming, thesis/argument development, organization, clarity, and understanding citations
  • presentations
  • public speaking
  • research/reading strategies
  • listening skills
  • document and web writing/design
  • professional preparation, including resumes and statements of purpose

Tutoring staff

Our staff includes highly-trained undergraduate and graduate consultants from many majors and disciplines, including engineering, biology, psychology, political science, and the humanities.

Our scheduling tool allows you to identify tutors whose expertise aligns with your assignment/subject.

Interested in working at the MCC as a tutor? Please contact MCC Director Dr. Elisabeth Buck for additional information.

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, rubric, and your assignment draft. 

Administrative Team

Elisabeth Buck

Assistant Professor / Director, Multiliteracy & Communication Center

English & Communication
Liberal Arts 325


Joshua Botvin

Part Time Lecturer

English & Communication
Liberal Arts 201B


Amanda Grosvenor

MCC Graduate Assistant


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