COVID-19 Response and Reopening

COCC Writing Center

The Writing Center is open on Zoom!

The Writing Center Zoom link is in Blackboard. Access Blackboard from the Student Login page, then click on "COCC Tutoring" in the upper right-hand corner of the screen, and scroll to the bottom for the COCC Writing Center!

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

Using the Writing Center is FREE for all COCC students, and you never need to make an appointment. To talk with a writing tutor, just click our Zoom link in Blackboard whenever we are open!

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

See all the great COCC writing tutors from the comfort and safety of your home!

Tutors' schedules and Zoom link are in Blackboard: After accessing Blackboard, click on the "COCC Tutoring" tab, and scroll to the bottom for Writing Center.

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

Monday 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Tuesday 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Wednesday 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Thursday 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. 

Friday 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Saturday CLOSED

Sunday 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.


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 at 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.