You can’t perfect something that doesn’t exist. Let yourself write a bad first draft. Mine always are! ... Finish first, then worry about perfecting it.

Marie Lu holding her book LegendMarie Lu is the author of the bestselling Legend trilogy and The Young Elites trilogy. Born in 1984 in China, she and her family later moved to Texas when she was five years old. Even though Lu immigrated to the US at a young age, experiences in China influence her writing. Her mother shared with her the history of China's Cultural Revolution, and she remembers tanks and soldiers preparing for the Tiananmen Square massacre in 1989. She graduated from the University of Southern California and currently resides in Los Angeles, where she writes novels with dystopian themes.

Welcome to the WRC! 


We offer tutoring and other assistance in writing and reading for students taking any English, English as a Second Language or any class with a writing assignment at De Anza! Scroll down to learn more about our programs and services

Services Update

While you won't be able to visit us in person during the 2021 spring quarter, the Student Success Center is offering peer tutoring and workshops via Zoom and other online tools.

Join Us Online!

We've made it even easier to access our peer tutoring services on Zoom. Just click the yellow button to "Join Tutoring Session," then follow the prompts on your screen to sign in and select from a list of available services.

JOIN WRC Tutoring Sessions

Note: If the link above does not work for you, please visit the Student Success Center homepage and use the "Click to Join" button under Writing + Reading.

Spring Tutoring Hours

Tutoring is available April 12 - June 18, except for the holiday on Monday, May 31. In addition, we are closed Friday, April 16, for professional development.

  • Monday – Thursday: 9:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • Friday: 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Programs and Services

Tutoring takes place in drop-in sessions or through scheduled, weekly individual appointments.

Drop-in Tutoring

Drop-in tutoring – without an appointment – is available during all hours of operation, every quarter. You are welcome to drop in for a maximum of 30 minutes per session, 2 sessions per day. 

Use the gold button at the top of this webpage to join a drop-in session on a first-come, first-served basis. Once you sign in, you will be assigned to a breakout room for a one-on-one session. 

Weekly Individual Tutoring 

Weekly individual tutoring appointments are available on a limited basis, depending on tutor availability. Use the gold button at the top of this webpage to sign in for your scheduled weekly session.

You and your tutor will meet via Zoom once a week. During this time, you can work on areas and topics that you need help with and learn strategies to help you study the subject better on your own.

Click the button below for the online form to request weekly individual tutoring for Spring Quarter 2021...

Depending on tutor availability and budget constraints, we may not be able to provide a weekly individual tutor for each student who requests one, but we will do our best.

  • It helps to apply early in the first week of the quarter. 
  • Students requesting Weekly Individual Tutoring after the first week of the quarter will be asked to use Drop In Tutoring while they are on a waiting list.

Weekly individual tutoring is primarily available for students enrolled in these courses:

  • EWRT 211, READ 211, LART 250, EWRT 1A
  • ESL 200, ESL 234, ESL 244, ESL 252/3, ESL 262/3, ESL 272/3/4, ESL 5

Priority will be given to students enrolled in English/reading/writing courses below EWRT 2 or ESL 6, and to students using EDC/DSS services. 

Customized Support Activities 

This program is designed to support each student taking "bundled" or "stretch" EWRT 1A with flexible, personalized options. Students log in to the CSA Canvas site to access and track activities.

More Resources

Visit the WRC Resources webpage for study guides, Directed Learning Activity packets, and more!

Become a Tutor!

You can improve your own skills in communication and your favorite academic subjects by helping other students learn. We provide training – and it's fun! 


Questions? Contact Us!

Victoria Kahler, Instructional Support Coordinator

Diana Alves de Lima, Student Success Center Co-Director

Melissa Aguilar, Student Success Center Co-Director

A tutor helps a student through the writing process.

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