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
The Quant Center currently offers scheduled appointments and drop-in hours. For SPSS projects, when you can schedule an appointment directly with Instructional Consultant Su-Miao Lai.
- When our space is open, you must check in at one of our computer terminals by swiping your student ID each time you visit the TLC.
- When we are operating face-to-face, 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.
- You are allowed to schedule a daily limit of 60 minutes.
Writing Center Use
The writing center offers each UWT student three total scheduled hours of tutoring time per week and up to 60 minutes per day. Any combination of 30- and 60-minute appointments in a week is acceptable, so long as neither limit is exceeded. The scheduling system will prevent users from scheduling beyond these limits.
A group of students working together on a shared writing project is limited to one 60-minute consultation per day.
If you need extended time for in-person or Zoom appointments or more than 3 hours of tutoring time per week, please contact the writing center director.
An appointment is considered missed when a student or paper is not present 10 minutes after the scheduled start of the appointment. A missed appointment counts toward a student's weekly limit of 3 hours of writing consultations. For example, if you miss a 1-hour appointment on Monday, you may still schedule or drop-in for up to two hours during the remainder of the week.
On occasions when students cannot keep an appointment for any reason (e.g. illness, change in plans), we request that students cancel that appointment to make that time available to another student. You can cancel any appointment you have made through WCOnline. If you have trouble, you can also call our front desk for help at 253-692-4417.
The Graduate Writing Schedule
The writing center maintains two schedules, All Writing and Graduate Writing. Any UWT student, faculty, or staff member may book an appointment on All Writing.
The Graduate Writing schedule is reserved for UWT graduate students, faculty, staff, and those students working on graduate school application materials. Other students may book appointments on Grad Writing after 9:00 a.m. for the same day if there are openings. All graduate writing consultants also offer appointments on All Writing and undergraduate students are encouraged to book appointments there first.