Policies

Access to Services

The Teaching and Learning Center offers its services to all UW students, with priority given to currently enrolled UW Tacoma students. Students who use the TLC facilities and services are expected to follow the UW's Student Conduct Code. TLC staff may ask users to leave if they create conditions that impede the work of students or staff.

  • The Quantitative Center primarily supports the instruction of UW Tacoma curricula; limited resources prevent us from routinely providing support to courses outside UWT. Students of UW Tacoma who are also enrolled at other campuses or colleges should first check with us to see if we can support instruction in their non-UWT courses. 
  • In the Writing Center, applicants to the University of Washington may access TLC services and resources to work on their application materials. Recent graduates may access services for applications related to graduate programs, fellowships, and job-seeking (e.g. resumes, cover letters, etc.).

Quantitative Center Use

QSS offers drop-in tutoring only. One exception is for SPSS projects, when you can schedule an appointment with  Instructional Consultant for Math (Su-Miao Lai).

  • You must check in at the front desk by swiping your student ID each time you visit the TLC.
  • Drop-in sessions are on a first-come, first-served basis. During peak times, you may have to wait for a tutor to become available.

Writing Center Use

Make an appointment or drop in

  • Make your appointment or visit the TLC during the day without an appointment for a drop-in consultation.
  • Fill out all of the required information--instructor, course number, and what you would like to work on.
  • You are allowed 50 minutes per day, including online assistance and drop-in consultations.
  • Drop-in sessions are on a first-come, first-served basis. During peak times, you may have to wait for a consultant to become available.

Canceling an appointment

  • Appointments must be cancelled 3 hours in advance or be considered a missed appointment (see below).
  • Please call 253-692-4417 or use the online system if you need to cancel an appointment.

Late or missed appointments

A “missed appointment” is defined as 1) not showing up 10 minutes into the appointment, 2) not canceling at least 3 hours prior to appointment, or 3) not uploading a paper for an e-Tutoring appointment.

  • After 1 missed appointment, a student will receive an automatically generated e-mail indicating that the appointment is considered “missed.”
  • After 3 missed appointments, appointment-making capabilities are suspended for one week, though you are still welcome to use drop-in times.
  • After the one-week suspension period, appointment-making capabilities will be reinstated. 
  • A subsequent missed appointment results in an additional one-week suspension from appointment-making capabilities.
  • At the beginning of a new academic quarter, all students begin with zero missed appointments.