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

Robin Wall Kimmerer has her arm around a birch tree. Her hair is salt and pepper colored. She is wearing a Native American pattern shawl with dangling earrings made of beads and bone.Robin Wall Kimmerer is a mother, scientist, decorated professor, and enrolled member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation. She is the author of Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants, which has earned Kimmerer wide acclaim. Her first book, Gathering Moss: A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses, was awarded the John Burroughs Medal for outstanding nature writing, and her other work has appeared in Orion, Whole Terrain, and numerous scientific journals. In 2022, Braiding Sweetgrass was adapted for young adults by Monique Gray Smith. This new edition reinforces how wider ecological understanding stems from listening to the earth’s oldest teachers: the plants around us.

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Join Us on campus and on Zoom in Fall 2023

Access our peer tutoring services on campus and on Zoom for the fall quarter. 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. In fall, we'll be on campus, where you can visit us in ATC 309.

Fall 2023 Tutoring Hours

Tutoring is available from Monday, October 2-Friday, December 8. We are closed Friday, November 10 for Veteran's Day and Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24 for Thanksgiving.

In ATC 309

  • Monday to Thursday 9:30 am to 6:30 pm
  • Friday no on-campus tutoring (use Zoom instead)
  • Closed Saturday and Sunday

On Zoom

  • Monday to Thursday 9:30 am to 6:30 pm
  • Friday 9:30-12:30 pm
  • Closed Saturday and Sunday

JOIN WRC ZOOM Tutoring Sessions in Fall 2023

Programs and Services

In Fall 2023, WRC tutoring will take place in drop-in sessions and in scheduled, weekly individual tutoring (WIT) appointments via Zoom and in-person in ATC 309. 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 in summer, 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 in fall, 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 WIT and are assigned, use the gold button at the top of this webpage to sign in for your scheduled weekly session on Zoom. 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 2024

The WRC hosts the student-led De Anza Book Club!

Here is a message from the De Anza Book Club president: "The book club provides a platform for all students who enjoy reading and writing. Students who are looking for romance, entertainment, peace, and knowledge in the book world will get together to make friends, exchange ideas, and improve reading skills. Through reading and sharing events, we can take a break from the real life, immerse ourselves in the ocean of literature, and refresh our minds to deal with real life situations. There is more of the world to explore!"

https://instagram.com/bookclubdeanza?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=Check out the IG Page: @bookclubdeanza

Sign up to become a member: https://forms.gle/wB4AYH66AK1rAN478

In fall, stop by for a meetup from 12:30 PM to 2 PM on Tuesdays and from 3:00 PM to 5:30 PM on Wednesdays at the Writing and Reading Center (WRC) in the ATC Building, Room 309.

Questions about the WRC? 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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