COVID-19 Health and Safety Information

COCC Writing Center

THE WRITING CENTER IS OPEN FOR WINTER TERM ON ZOOM! The Zoom room link for writing help for any COCC class is in Blackboard, in the "COCC Tutoring" tab!

The Writing Center provides free Reading, Writing, and Study Skills Tutoring for all currently enrolled COCC students for the courses that they are currently taking at COCC.

Writing Center tutors can help with things like:

  • Understanding Your College Reading Assignments
  • Effective Study Techniques
  • Understanding Your Writing Assignments
  • Generating Ideas
  • Creating a Rough Draft
  • Revising and Editing
  • Formatting and Documentation

You do not need to make an appointment. Visit us on Zoom during our scheduled hours (see below).

Please also note that we only tutor for assignments for COCC classes. This means we cannot help with program applications, scholarship essays, or any other project not assigned for a COCC class. If you want writing or editing help for applications or scholarships, OWL Purdue Online offers some great writing tips.

Contact the Writing Center Coordinator for more information: Jennifer Forbess,


The Writing Center Zoom Schedule

Winter 2021, Starting Monday, January 4

The COCC Writing Center is on Zoom! See all the great COCC writing tutors you know from the comfort and safety of your home.

Tutors' schedules and Zoom room link are in Blackboard: click on the "COCC Tutoring" tab. Email Jennifer Forbess ( with any questions or problems.

Fall Writing Tutoring hours for all COCC students in all locations:

Monday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

Tuesday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

Wednesday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

Thursday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm 

Friday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Saturday CLOSED

Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Online Tutoring through

If you need help with a writing assignment, and you can't get us on Zoom, check out online tutoring! If you are a current COCC student, you can access online tutoring from any computer or device, not just COCC computers, and it's FREE! Contact Jennifer Forbess ( with any questions.


Interested in becoming a Writing Tutor?

Our mission at the COCC Writing Center is to work in partnership with students as they practice academic reading and writing skills and become stronger and more confident readers, writers, and thinkers in school and in life. If this sounds like something you're interested in, please contact the Writing Center Coordinator, Jennifer Forbess ( Note: Writing tutors must have a bachelor's degree and experience writing or teaching writing in a professional capacity.