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MCC-Maple Woods - Reading and Writing Lab


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Online Tutoring
Do you need help with a paper, but you just can't get to the Writing Center? Our online Skype tutoring service may be just the thing for you. It's completely free to MCC students! Before you sign up for a session, take a look at some of our requirements. Please click the ‘Online Tutoring’ button above to find out how to participate in a Skype tutoring session

The Maple Woods Reading and Writing Lab provides a welcoming, supportive environment where students can receive free, individualized assistance for a variety of needs. The Lab also provides a perfect place to study alone or with peers.


Our trained tutors and Learning Specialists offer assistance for writing essays and research papers for any course.  We wont proofread or correct errors, but we will help you recognize errors in organization, grammar, citations, punctuation, and style, and we will teach you strategies to create better papers and to become a stronger writer.  Tutoring via Skype is available by appointment.


Our Learning Specialists and tutors provide individualized instruction in reading and study strategies to help students improve comprehension and retention in most courses. 

Content Tutoring

We provide tutoring for different content areas depending on the availability of tutors. Typically we provide help for Psychology, Sociology, History, Philosophy, Speech, and Spanish. Because the availability of tutoring for specific content areas varies, appointments are required.

Important information

Appointments are suggested, but not required for one-on-one tutoring in reading or writing.  These appointments range from 30 60 minutes in length.  Walk-in tutoring is also available with no time limit.  During walk-in tutoring, students work independently but tutors and Learning Specialists are available to answer questions.


Monday-Thursday:  8:00 am - 6:30 pm

Friday: 8:00 am - 1:30 pm


Students who prefer an appointment may schedule an appointment by writing their name in the appointment book in the lab or by calling 816.604.3190. 

SKYPE tutoring is available by appointment only during regular hours.  Please call for more information.

For more information contact:
Reading and Writing Lab


Last Modified: 9/4/18