Writing Center

The Writing Center @ Lake Nona wants to help students become better writers. That is our simple but important mission. Our friendly staff consists of experienced writers, familiar with anything from mastering the basics of grammar to composing and documenting college level essays. We are excited to help Valencia students with any writing assignment for any class. We are also available to offer advice for scholarship essays and speeches.

Our center enthusiastically supports students by offering them multiple resources, including Writing Consultations and Grammar Therapy Sessions.

Writing Consultations

One on one writing consultations last between 30 and 45 minutes and can be conducted at any time throughout the writing process. These sessions are focused on a particular writing assignment or essay and can assist students in many areas, including brainstorming, thesis development, essay organization, paragraph development, revision and documentation. Students can maximize their time by coming prepared with all materials relevant to the assignment, including assignment instructions, notes from class, and textbooks.

Grammar Therapy

In addition to writing consultations, the Writing Center @ Lake Nona also offers students individualized 15-30 minute Grammar Therapy sessions, dedicated to helping students become more confident in the areas they feel least comfortable. For many students, these areas include:

  • Comma use
  • Coordination and subordination
  • Sentence structure / Syntax
  • Pronouns
  • Verb tenses
  • Prepositions
  • Fragments
  • Subject-verb agreement
  • Modifiers
  • Apostrophes
  • And more!

NOTE: Tutor availability is not guaranteed! If we receive advance notice of tutor absence, we will post the notice on the appropriate subject page. We encourage you to call if you need last-minute details (408-582-7106 between 9:00am and 5:00pm).