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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) is the second-largest university in Houston and 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 President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates approximately 14,000 students, boasts more than 66,000 alumni, and offers 45 bachelor’s degrees, 12 master’s degrees, and 19 online programs within four colleges: Marilyn Davies College of Business, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Public Service, and College of Sciences and Technology. UHD has one of the lowest tuition rates in Texas.

U.S. News and World Report ranked UHD among the nation’s Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Applied Administration and Best Online Master’s Programs in Criminal Justice, as well as a Top Performer in Social Mobility. The Wall Street Journal/College Pulse ranked UHD one of the best colleges in the U.S. for its 2024 rankings, with notable distinctions: No. 1 for diversity (tied) and No. 3 for student experience. The University is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, a Minority-Serving Institution, and a Military Friendly School. For more information on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit uhd.edu.