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. You do not need to make an appointment. Just drop by during our scheduled hours (see below). The Writing Center is located in the lower level of Barber library.

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 Schedule

Spring 2019, Starting Monday, April 1

Bend Drop-In Hours (Lower Level of Barber Library)

Monday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

Tuesday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm (May 14th closing early at 6:30 pm)

Wednesday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

Thursday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm (May 16th closing early at 6:00pm)

Friday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Saturday CLOSED

Sunday 12:30 pm - 5:30 pm


Redmond Drop-In Hours

Tuesday (Tutor Absent 5/28) 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm (RTEC, Room 223/4)

Thursday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm (RTEC, Room 223/4)


Madras Drop-In Hours

Tuesday 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm (MDR 120)

Thursday 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm (MDR 120)



If you are taking classes in Prineville, and you need help with a writing assignment, you are welcome to see a face-to-face tutor in Redmond or Bend, or 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.


Policy Regarding Laptops

Because our tutors believe tutoring sessions go more smoothly with paper copies of written work, we politely ask that you bring a paper copy instead of having a tutor look at your essay on your laptop.

Some tutors might be willing to look at an essay on your computer, but the tutor on duty may request that you come back with a printed copy.

You will find wireless printing stations near the reference desk in Barber library!


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.