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The Reading & Writing Center at the Learning SPOT Miami Dade College | Wolfson Campus | English and Communication Department

Run by the English and Communication Department at Wolfson, the Learning SPOT has over 60 computers students can use, in addition to study rooms and lounge areas. We house both the Reading & Writing Center and the School of Business Lab. The Learning SPOT provides a friendly environment that promotes college success strategies. The staff is committed to assisting students by providing a warm greeting, computer assistance, photocopying instructions, scheduling appointments for the Reading & Writing Center, enrolling students in workshops, and so much more!

Students may use any of the Learning SPOT computers and access various internet browsers, such as Google Chrome, Firefox, and Opera. Software programs available for student use include the Adobe Suite (e.g., Acrobat, After Effects, Illustrator, Photoshop, Premiere Pro) and the Microsoft Suite (e.g., Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Word).

The Reading & Writing Center at Wolfson Campus is an academic support center recently honored with the 2020 Exemplary Practice Award by the Association of Florida Colleges. We serve currently enrolled Miami Dade College students. Tutors are available ONLINE and IN-PERSON to help students who are taking any reading or writing class, any Gordon Rule class, and any course that is reading/writing intensive.

Our tutors can assist in answering questions students might have about an assignment, course papers, and other reading and writing tasks and guide them through the writing process, better equipping them with the necessary skills to succeed in class and beyond.

Keep scrolling to find out about all of our Fall 2021 events and services.

Contact Us

Hours of Operation

  • Monday – Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
  • Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Sunday CLOSED

How to Reach Us

If you have any questions regarding our services, please contact a Reading & Writing Center Coordinator at 305-237-3510 or 305-237-3770.

Tutoring

Students meet a tutor in person or in an online chatroom with audio and video capabilities. Tutors can share feedback and clarify the next steps for a particular assignment or help students assess where they are in their reading and writing skills and recommend what they should do next. In order to better assist students during appointments, students should email their tutor the following ahead of time:

  • Assignment sheet/directions
  • Drafts or any source material
  • Instructor’s comments/feedback

Speech Studio

Practice your next speech with a tutor who will provide feedback on the delivery.

If you set up an online appointment, we ask that you have a functioning mic and webcam.

Skill A la Carte

These 30-minute workshops are for students who don't have an assignment they want to work on but nonetheless want to improve their reading and writing skills. Any student, from developmental to honors, can request a Skill A la Carte in reading, writing, punctuation, parts of speech, and/or sentence structure.

Read more about our Skill A la Carte here and by watching the video below.

KEYS Workshops

The Keep Educating Yourself Series (KEYS) workshops are scheduled throughout the semester through our center or at an instructor’s request for a class. Topics range from reading and writing skills to scholarship and transfer application essays, and subjects covered include English composition, literature, creative writing, and speech. During Fall 2021, our workshops will be presented online via Zoom.

To view our Fall 2021 schedule of workshops and learn more about each topic, go here!

Behind the Author Series

These presentations look at past and contemporary authors and analyze some of their most notable works. This term, we’ll be exploring Shakespeare’s Tragedies, Kate Chopin, and Virginia Woolf. During Fall 2021, these presentations will be delivered online via Zoom.

Learn more by watching the video below.

Learning Communities

These sessions give students a chance to share interests, build relationships, and learn about fascinating topics: Fiction Writing, Creative Non-Fiction, Poetry, Literary Analysis, and Social Context in Literature. During Fall 2021, our Learning Communities will meet online via Zoom.

Read more about our Fall 2021 Learning Communities, including dates and times, here and by watching the video below.

English & Comm Courses

The English and Communication Department has some exciting courses starting in the new term. Check out the courses listed in the flyers below. Visit the department's website for further information.

If you have any questions about the courses or registration, contact Jaceyanna Grooms at 305-237-3950 or jgrooms@mdc.edu.

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