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Writing, Reading, and Language Center (WRLC) - Takoma Park/Silver Spring

Writing, Reading, and Language Center (WRLC) - Takoma Park/Silver Spring


2024 Summer Hours (May 28–August 16)

Monday - Thursday: 9 am - 6 pm
Friday, Saturday & Sunday: Closed

Monday - Thursday: 9 am - 6 pm
Friday: 9 am - 1 pm
Saturday: 9 am - 1 pm
Sunday: 1 pm - 4 pm

To make a tutoring appointment, click here.

Welcome to the Writing, Reading, and Language Center (WRLC). The WRLC serves as a resource for students, faculty, and staff and provides academic support services to students in all classes that require reading, writing, speech, American English pronunciation, and world languages.

We are proud to offer both virtual and on-campus support in the forms of one-to-one tutoring, specialized workshops, and computer lab access.

Schedule your tutoring

Please read the policies below to learn how to access these services.

In addition, you can visit Student Resources to access writing tips, skills for success, and handouts and worksheets on grammar, organization, rhetoric, citations, and reading.

Need tutoring when the WRLC is closed? Try Brainfuse!

Accudemianew window is the scheduling system for MC learning centers. You can use Accudemianew window to make tutoring appointments, meet with a tutor in-person, online, or receive written feedback.

We are looking forward to your feedback regarding this new system, so if you run into any issues or simply want to share your opinion, please email us at
Spring 2023 Orientation video


The WRLC offers a wide array of services and resources to support students on their academic journey. Our services include:

  • One-on-one virtual and in-person tutoring
  • Computer lab access, including access to the Internet, Microsoft Office applications, and Zoom
  • Workshops
  • Writing groups
  • Free black-and-white printing (up to 5 pages, double-sided)
  • Access to a food pantry

All Montgomery College Learning Centers are now using Accudemia for tutoring appointments. You can sign in using your MC credentials and 2-Factor Authentication.

For the WRLC, choose either 02. Virtual Writing, Reading, and Language Center for online/Zoom and written feedback appointments, or TPSS - Academic Success/Writing, Reading, & Language for on-campus (in-person) appointments.

Appointments are available on an hourly basis and last up to 45 minutes. If you have any questions or problems scheduling an appointment, our front desk staff can assist you.

What We Tutor

WRLC tutors assist students with:

  • Writing, including grammar, organization and revision
  • Speaking, including pronunciation, speech, and public speaking
  • Reading, including reading strategies and comprehension
  • All stages of writing and reading assignments, from brainstorming to final revisions
  • Assignments from any course that requires writing
  • Application essays, cover letters, and resumes 

Tutoring Policies 

  1. You can make a tutoring appointment using Accudemia.
  2. You can make appointments up to seven days in advance.
  3. If you are running late or are unable to attend your session, please notify our front desk staff at or call 240-567- 3888.
  4. You are more than 15 minutes late to your appointment, you may be marked as a “No Show.” Three “No Shows” can result in a suspension of access to tutoring services. Students must speak with the center director to have access reinstated.
  5. There must be at least three hours between appointments.

Zoom Appointments

During these sessions, the student speaks directly to a tutor and the tutor provides feedback in real time.

  1. To connect with your tutor online, click on the Zoom link in the email sent by Accudemia when you made your tutoring appointment. Or, log in to Accudemia and click on the red “Join Now” button on your home page. If you have any technical issues, please email or call 240-567-3888.
  2. You may upload documents, including your draft assignment, your professor's written assignment instructions, and any prior feedback from your professor on Accudemia prior to your session.
  3. Be prepared to share your screen and/or take notes during your session.
  4. We recommend joining your session five minutes before the start of your appointment to troubleshoot any technical difficulties.

Written Feedback Appointments

For these appointments, you do not have to be present for your appointment and do not speak directly to your tutor.

  1. Once the appointment starts, the tutor will review your paper and provide written feedback via Accudemia.
  2.  IMPORTANT! At least one hour before your appointment start time, upload your assignment, your professor's written assignment instructions, and any prior feedback from your professor. Without documents, your tutor cannot provide written feedback.
  3. You will receive your tutor's written feedback by 9 p.m. on the day of your appointment.

In-Person Appointments

In-person or on-campus tutoring sessions are those where you meet the tutor in-person in Commons 110.

  1. If you are experiencing any cold, COVID, or flu-like symptoms, please do not visit the WRLC. Instead, contact the front desk to either change your in-person appointment to a virtual one or reschedule it for a later time.. 
  2. Arrive 5-10 minutes before your appointment to check in at the front desk.
  3. Tutoring appointments are scheduled on an hourly basis and last up to 45 minutes, with 15 minutes between sessions for the tutor to complete administrative work and clean between students.
  4. You must upload the assignment sheet and your paper to the appointment form at least one hour before your tutoring session or bring written copies with you to the tutoring session.
  5. If you are going to be late to your appointment, contact the front desk at 240-567-3888 or You may also leave a note on your appointment in Accudemia.
  6. If you are more than 15 minutes late without notification, your appointment will be considered missed.

How to Get the Most from Your Tutoring Session

Your tutoring session is about your writing and reading, not a review of your paper or a proofreading session. Discussing your assignment and skills with a tutor will help you understand what your professor expects you to achieve and will help you focus on how to fulfill those requirements.

We recommend the following to make the best out of your sessions with your tutor:

  • Be on time to your Zoom and in-person appointments.
  • Communicate with your tutor, such as by asking questions or for clarification.
  • Bring your professor’s instructions and/or feedback, if available.
  • Plan ahead. Try to see a tutor at least two days before your assignment is due.
  1. No appointments are required to use the computer lab; just sign in at the front desk.
  2. Bring your own headsets if you wish to listen to audio.


Together, the Writing, Reading, and Language Center; Academic Success Center; Library; and the Digital Learning Centers collaborate to provide a series of online workshops on a variety of topics. All workshops will be live streamed via Zoomnew window. Please visit the Spring 2024 Workshop Schedule (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader - Link opens in new window) for more information.

Our Social Justice Promise

Montgomery College learning centers are committed to equity and anti-racism in policy and practice. We strive to be welcoming and affirming spaces. We believe Black lives matter and stand with our DACA and Dreamer students. We seek to ensure equal access for students with disabilities and provide a brave space for the LGBTQ+ community. We promote a growth mindset and commit to meeting students where they are.

Contact Us

WRLC Staff
Name Title Phone Email
Shaline Kirkland Director 240-567-1406
Margaret (Peg) LaRocca Administrative Aide
Ellen Ayres Instructional Associate
Michelle Chan Instructional Associate
Jeremy Lignelli Instructional Associate
Mary Mowen Instructional Associate
Anna Wilmanowicz
Instructional Associate