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There are two types of tutoring for MSN-Entry students: Groups and 1-1s

Groups are small study groups of 4-6 students who meet weekly with an assigned tutor.

Each semester a registration email is sent to eligible cohorts. Requests are then matched and sorted into groups by The Learning Collaborative. Group tutoring is only available for Patho, Chronic, Pharm, and Complex. 1-1s are available on a limited basis for most MSN-Entry courses. MSN-Entry students are limited to five (5) 1-1 appts per semester.* Click here to view 1-1 availability and book an appt.

*If you feel you need a greater level of academic support than the available options, please contact The Learning Collaborative Manager, Renée Mitchell-Matsuyama

Writing tutoring through the The Learning Collaborative is an engaged, collaborative process. When you meet with an TLC writing tutor, you and your tutor will work through your material together, collaboratively discussing ways that your writing can be improved. TLC tutors will NOT edit or proofread papers. Our foremost goal is to help you become a better writer—we want to help you develop the tools and skills that will enable you to continue growing as a writer long after you stop working with us.

Writing is a process—it takes time and consistency to start seeing real improvement in your writing. The more you work with TLC writing tutors, the stronger and more confident you will likely become as a writer. Conversely, for a writer who does not already possess a strong set of writing skills, a single tutoring session will not likely result in significant or visible levels of improvement. This means that if you are someone who tends to struggle with writing, it is in your best interest to seek out writing assistance as early as possible, in order to give you and your tutor the time and repetition required for sustained improvement.

What we DO provide:

  • A judgment-free space to learn and grow

  • Trained, knowledgeable, and encouraging tutors who can help you improve your writing skills over time

  • Prioritization of global-level concerns (clarity, organization, etc.)

Local-level concerns (grammar, APA, etc.) can be addressed sparingly, only if/after global concerns have been sufficiently addressed

What we DO NOT provide:

  • The Learning Collaborative Tutors will NOT edit or proofread papers. If you need editorial services, we can refer you to outside resources.

  • At this time, the TLC can only provide assistance on course-related writing assignments.

  • The Learning Collaborative does not provide written feedback on papers. All writing assistance is provided through face-to-face interaction with a writing tutor.

  • The TLC does not provide assistance with resumes or cover letters. If you need help with either type of document, please contact the JHSON Career Lab to make a consultation appointment.

  • We generally do not have the ability to provide last-minute assistance. We do our best to accommodate all requests for writing appointments, but our tutors’ schedules fill up quickly—especially in the second half of the semester. Likewise, you will need to plan ahead to ensure that you have enough time after your writing appointment to incorporate your tutor’s feedback prior to the assignment deadline. We recommend booking an appointment at least 1-2 weeks prior to when you would like the appointment to occur.



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