One-on-One Tutoring

Writing Center consultants and student assistants lead 30-minute tutoring sessions with individual students. These tutoring sessions are aimed at helping students become better writers by identifying areas that the student can work on including organization, development, source citation, and recurring grammatical errors. Rather than simply proofreading papers, we work with students to improve their grammar and punctuation skills.


OWL (The Online Writing Lab)

The Hortense Parrish Writing Center offers email correspondence with UT Martin student writers. Students are welcome to submit questions about grammar and writing through email to the following address:



The Writing Center is equipped with nine HP computers, several laptop computers, a scanner, and access to a networked printer. In addition, the Writing Center has an HP computer with a podium and projection capabilities. Tutors and student assistants are available to help students with word processing and Internet research, including the use of electronic databases.


Roundtable Discussions

Roundtable discussions allow UT Martin students and faculty to get involved in interactive workshops. Celebrating Black Writers, Women's Writers, and Recognizing Campus Writers are some of the types of roundtables offered in the Writing Center.   Please check the list of workshops for specific semester offerings. 


Orientation Sessions

Any faculty member who would like a class orientation session in the Hortense Parrish Writing Center should schedule the session through our orientation coordinator, Mary Beard (




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What should you know?

Things to Know Before Conferring with a Writing Center Consultant

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