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Writing and Reading Center Celebrates National Tutoring Week

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Did you know this week is National Tutoring Week?

In recognition, the Writing and Reading Center (WRC) at the University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) is hosting some fun activities during the week of October 1-5. UHD staff, faculty and students can visit the WRC and write thank-you notes to the tutors that have helped them in the past. Also, students can enter a poem-writing contest and win a prize.

Students are invited to join the WRC staff for pizza and board games, from 1 to 3 p.m., on Thursday, Oct. 4 in the One Main Building, Room N20. The thank-you notes and poetry contest is ongoing throughout the week.

The WRC prides itself on offering its services to the UHD community. The tutors work hard all year, and the National Tutoring Week events show them how much they are appreciated.

In pursuit of its dual mission, the UHD Writing & Reading Center facilitates University student, staff, and faculty efforts to read, write, think critically, and communicate. The WRC also provides student peer tutors of writing with a rich teaching and learning experience and ongoing professional development in writing center research, theory, and tutoring practice.

The National Tutoring Association launched National Tutoring Week over a decade ago, which is celebrated at colleges, universities, and private tutoring centers across the country.

About the University of Houston-Downtown

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD)—the second largest university in Houston—has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974.

As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive four-year university led by Dr. Juan Sánchez Muñoz. Annually, UHD educates more than 14,000 students; boasts over 45,000 alumni and offers 43 bachelor’s and eight master’s degree programs within five colleges (Marilyn Davies College of Business; Humanities & Social Sciences; Public Service, Sciences & Technology; and University College).

UHD has one of the lowest tuition rates of any four-year university in Houston and Texas and is noted nationally as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution and a Minority-Serving Institution. For more on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit www.uhd.edu.