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

Celebrating Native American Heritage Month

Notable work includes the novel Ceremony

Leslie Marmon Silko"Leslie Marmon Silko took a decade to write her 800-page epic about the multitudes of life in America, Almanac of the Dead. But her star had started rising long before then: her searing 1977 debut — Ceremony — earned her the MacArthur Fellowship (also known as the Genius Grant) and led many to consider her the first female Native American novelist. Her experiences growing up in the Laguna Pueblo tribe has been the fuel to her barrier-breaking career, committed to raising awareness about ingrained forms of racism, settler colonialism, and women’s issues."

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Join Us On Campus or On Zoom in Fall 2022!

Tutoring at the WRC is available October 3 to December 9, closed November 11, 24, and 25.

New, this quarter--Access our peer tutoring services on Zoom or in person in ATC 309. Online, 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. On-campus, visit us in ATC 309.

Fall 2022 Tutoring Hours

On Campus in ATC 309

  • Tuesday 9:30 am to 6:30 pm, in ATC 309
  • Wednesday 9:30 am to 6:30 pm, in ATC 309

On Zoom

  • Monday 9:30 am to 6:30 pm
  • Thursday 9:30 am to 6:30 pm
  • Friday 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

JOIN WRC ZOOM 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.

Programs and Services

In Fall 2022, WRC tutoring will take place in drop-in sessions and in scheduled, weekly individual tutoring (WIT) appointments via Zoom and in-person. Check this page regularly to keep up to date about services and our hours of operation.

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. 

For Zoom tutoring, use the gold button above to join a drop-in or WIT session. Once you sign in, you will be assigned to a breakout room for a one-on-one session via Zoom.  For on-campus tutoring, sign in on the computer at the front entrance in ATC 309 and wait to be called by your tutor.

Weekly Individual Tutoring (WIT)

In the fall, winter, and spring quarters, Weekly Individual Tutoring appointments are available on a limited basis, depending on tutor availability. If you request online WIT and are assigned, use the gold button at the top of this webpage to sign in for your scheduled weekly session. For on-campus tutoring, sign in on the computer at the front entrance and look for your assigned WIT tutor.

You and your tutor will meet once a week. During this tutoring 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.

At the beginning of the quarter, click the button below for the online form to request WIT and join the waiting list to see if appointments might be possible for you ...

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 will be asked to use Drop In Tutoring while they are on the waiting list.

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

  • LART 250, EWRT 1A
  • ESL 200, ESL 234 or 434, ESL 244 or 444, ESL 255 or 455, ESL 265 or 465, ESL 272/3/4 or 472/3, ESL 5
  • LS 207

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" EWRT 1A + LART 250 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! 

APPLY NOW for Spring 2023

Questions? Contact Us!

Victoria Kahler, Instructional Support Coordinator
408.864.5753, kahlervictoria@deanza.edu 

Diana Alves de Lima, Student Success Center Co-Director
408.864.8485, alvesdelimadiana@deanza.edu

Melissa Aguilar, Student Success Center Co-Director
408.864.5422, aguilarmelissa@deanza.edu

A tutor helps a student through the writing process.

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