English Corner: essential help for students

Not every corner is a dead end. The English Corner is a place of salvation. Need help with English? Struggle with reading and writing assignments? Have no fear, the English Corner is there to help.

The English Corner in Bonham Hall Room 228 is an ENG 1301 and 1302-based tutoring center to aid in all things English. Tutoring is free to all students and is available Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.  On Tuesdays and Thursdays, it is available from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Fridays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and afterward until 4 p.m. as a study hall.

Tutors are available throughout the semester, but are unavailable during finals week. The Corner provides fun activities to relieve stress, including Play-Doh, puzzles and coloring sheets.

Tutor coordinator Suzie Baker said, “We try to have at least two tutors in here at all times, along with both coordinators to ensure each and every student’s success.”

Each tutor is an English professor on campus and is knowledgeable and qualified to help. The English Corner also has a wide variety of media, includingtextbooks, available to students, all free to use.

If you don’t have time to stop by but still need help, numerous handouts on writing, grammar, punctuation and more are available online.

Lab coordinator Toni Whalen said the English Corner hosts around 900 students per semester and everyone is welcome to stop by. There are eight computers, four laptops, and 16 tablets, as well as any textbook needed for ENG 1301 and 1302. They also feature a “collaborate table” where students gather around a television screen to work on group presentations.

If you ever have difficulties with English studies, the English Corner could be your solution.