About the TLC

The UW Tacoma Teaching and Learning Center (TLC) invites faculty, staff, and students from all backgrounds to join with us in creating a culture of learning.

Consultants work collaboratively with students in writing, math, science and statistics, helping them to develop the skills, strategies, knowledge, and confidence necessary for academic success.

Writing

Through 25 or 50 minute face-to-face or online appointments, we offer support during all stages of the writing process, including:

  • Understanding assignments and disciplinary expectations of writing
  • Feedback on drafts and other assignments
  • Writing strategies, such as:
    • Brainstorming and idea development
    • Constructing a clear thesis and argument
    • Understanding the revision process
    • Improving grammar, punctuation, and word choice
    • Assistance with citation styles such as MLA, APA, Chicago, IEEE, ASE and AP

We also offer 25 minute drop-in consultations.

Quantitative Skills

We offer drop-in consultations for many quantitative courses/ subjects, such as:

  • Math
  • Statistics
  • Environmental sciences
  • Computer science
  • Economics
  • Accounting
  • Math review for new students

We also offer support in using software and calculators for math and statistics, as well as in developing the study skills you’ll need for math, statistics and other quantitative subjects.

Faculty support

We offer support to faculty looking for:

  • Feedback on syllabi and assignment sheets
  • In-class workshops on all parts of the writing process

We can also offer assistance and support for working with multicultural/multilingual students.

Other services

We also offer a Spanish language conversation hour.