Writing Center

Writing Center


The Hinds Community College Writing Center is a free tutorial service Hinds CC students. Working individually with students, staff members spend as much time as is necessary to diagnose and solve grammar and writing problems as well as assist students with higher-level composition issues.

All Hinds students, regardless of the subjects and class levels they are enrolled in, are invited to use the many resources available in the Writing Center. The ultimate goal of the Writing Center is to help students discover how to become independent, proficient writers.

We offer:

  • Walk-in tutoring for Developmental English and Reading through Comp 2
  • Computers reserved for English students with required programs for English homework
  • Extra worksheets and handouts available for some common, troublesome topics
  • An excellent place to practice English skills or work on English assignments

Locations & Hours

The Writing Center serves students in the order they arrive. Contact the Writing Center tutors at 601-857-3356. To schedule an appointment send your name, instructor’s name, and date and time of requested appointment to Tracey Rhodes.

Jackson ATC
Bivins 147E (M2M suite)

McLendon Library, Rm 222A
Monday — Friday: 8:00 a.m. — 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 8:00 a.m. — 7:00 p.m.

To be prepared for tutoring, students should

  • Sign in upon arrival in the Writing Center and sign out when finished
  • Request to use a laptop if desired (laptops must remain in the Writing Center at all times)
    bring assignment, referral sheet, work in progress, or graded writing assignment for reference
  • Know instructor’s name, course, and requirements of the course (if needed for the assignment)
  • Plan enough time to accomplish the work necessary in the Writing Center
    be attentive and engaged in the tutoring process

The Writing Center Provides

  • Professional tutors
  • Practice worksheets
  • Grammar handbooks
  • MLA and APA style guides
  • Access to grammar websites
  • Laptop computers with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Publisher
  • Internet access for academic use
  • Printing for academic papers and research materials
  • Group workshops on special grammar and writing topics
  • A comfortable environment for student writing and research projects

The Writing Center Consultants will

  • Review grammar with students
  • Help students gather ideas and organize information
  • Help students use library databases
  • Explain documentation styles
  • Help students complete applications, write resumes, and format documents
  • Tutor one-on-one and in workshop settings
  • Monitor use of laptops, printer, and other Writing Center resources

The Writing Center Consultants cannot

  • Proofread for sentence-level errors
  • Show students specific errors to fix in their papers (outside of tutoring about those errors)
  • Revise, edit, or in any way fix or type papers for students
  • Guarantee specific grades
  • Knowingly contradict instructor assignments, instruction, and expectations


Bethani England
Writing Center Director

Melissa Buie
Assistant Writing Center Director