As the University shifts to online learning for the remainder of the semester, the UNC Writing and Learning Centers have followed suit. The centers are aiming to provide students with resources to make the transition to digital learning more manageable.
“We worked very hard last week to move all of our coaching and peer tutoring programs and our additional support programs to online platforms,” Kimberly Abels, Writing and Learning Center director, said.
Abels said through the Writing and Learning Center websites, students have access to handouts on various topics — ranging from skills like time management to specific courses like CHEM 101.
There are also 100 coaches and tutors providing online academic support through Zoom for academic coaching, peer tutoring and writing coaching, academic coach Marc Howlett said.
“One of our main goals was to try to offer as many of the same services as we usually do and continue that in an online format,” Howlett said. “Each year at least 25 percent of the undergraduate population uses at least one of the Writing and Learning Center services, so we know that they are helpful just in normal times and in this new world that we are all living in.”