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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 President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates more than 15,000 students; boasts more than 61,000 alumni and offers 45 bachelor’s, nine master’s degree programs and 16 fully online programs within five colleges (Marilyn Davies College of Business; Humanities & Social Sciences; Public Service; Sciences & Technology; and University College).

For the fourth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report ranks UHD among universities across the nation for Best Online Criminal Justice Programs (No. 27 and No. 15 for Veterans) and Best Online Bachelor’s Programs.

UHD has the most affordable tuition among four-year universities in Houston and one of the lowest in Texas. U.S. News ranked the University among Top Performers on Social Mobility and awarded UHD a No. 1 ranking as the most diverse institution of higher education in the southern region of the U.S. The University is noted nationally as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, Minority-Serving Institution and Military Friendly School. For more on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit www.uhd.edu.