Writing and Reading Center


The Writing and Reading Center, located in the Library and Learning Resources Center, offers all Oxnard College students free tutoring for any writing or reading assignment for any class at any stage in the process from planning to the final draft. Our trained tutors and faculty provide a friendly and supportive atmosphere for all students. We can help you improve skills such as brainstorming, understanding the assignment, writing thesis statements, organizing your ideas, reading comprehension, study skills, using accurate citations, improving sentence structure and grammar skills. Additionally, the tutors can help with other types of writing including personal statements for university applications, scholarship essays, resumes, and cover letters. The WRC also offers weekly workshops presented by faculty to help students with writing, reading and study skills in all subjects.


Writing Reading Center Hours - Opens the second week of the semester

Monday   9:00am-2:00pm

Tuesday   9:00am-4:00pm

Wednesday 9:00am-4:00pm

Thursday 9:00am-2:00pm


The Writing and Reading Center offers workshops in writing, reading and study skills.

Workshops are given on:

Tuesdays from 5:30-6:30 PM in WRC

Wednesdays from 2:00-3:00 PM in LRC 101

Thursdays from 10:00-11:00 AM in WRC


Spring 2019 WRC Workshop Schedule

Grit and Study Skills Jan. 15, 16 & 17
Note Taking Skills Jan. 22, 23 & 24
Reading and Annotation Jan. 29, 30 & 31
Thesis and Topic Sentence Development Feb. 5, 6 & 7
The Power of Self Talk Feb. 12, 13 & 14
Essay and Paragraph Structure Feb. 19, 20 & 21
Advantages of Growth Mindset Feb. 26, 27 & 28
Citing in MLA and APA Format Mar. 5, 6 & 7
Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation Mar. 12, 13 & 14
Paraphrasing, Plagiarism and Summaries Mar. 19, 20 & 21
Relationships and Success April 2, 3 & 4
Learning from Mistakes April 9, 10 & 11
Stress Management April 16, 17 &18
Getting Started with Research April 23, 24 & 25
Success with Finals May 7, 8 & 9



For further information, please contact Writing and Reading Center Director, Kari Tudman at ktudman@vcccd.edu, or Lisa Helfrich at lhelfrich@vcccd.edu.