Bruce McKenna Writing Center

Summer quarter 2024

Bruce McKenna Writing Center (BMWC) tutoring is available in the BE Learning Center (BE 2102) on the 2nd floor of the main campus building directly across from the main elevators. Tutoring is available in-person and on Zoom. Tutoring is available by appointment or drop-in.

The BMWC provides support for:

  • English 98/99 and above
  • College level research papers & essays regardless of subject

Writing tutors offer limited grammar or editing support

For help with researching sources for your essays, please make an appointment with the library for research support

BMWC tutors can help / assist with:

  • Making sense of research paper and essay instructions
  • Writing process (revision, planning, outlining)
  • Developing your thesis and the structure of your paper
  • Understanding work cited and bibliography pages, in-text citations, and annotation
  • General comprehension of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences assignments
  • Personal statements, and transfer application essays
  • Feedback for all types of academic writing
  • very limited grammar and editing of academic writing

Summer Hours of Operation

Monday, July 1st to Tuesday, August 13th

Monday - Thursday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM (In-person / Zoom)
Sunday: None

To make an appointment

Come in-person to the BE Learning Center (BE 2102), or log into the LSN Zoom to talk to one of our front desk staff

You can access the LSN Tutoring Zoom through Starfish or Canvas


To view tutor schedules, make appointments, and find the LSN Tutoring Zoom link

  • Log into your Starfish account
  • Click on the "triple horizontal lines" located next to "Starfish at Seattle Colleges" in the upper left hand corner of the screen
  • From the menu select "My Success Network"
  • Scroll to locate "Bruce McKenna Writing Center - Central" and click the tile

For instructions on how to log in and use Starfish, please click this link
Or, check out this video on how to access and use Starfish


To find the LSN Tutoring Zoom link

  • Log into your Canvas Account
  • Click "Courses" on the left hand side of the page
  • Click "Tutoring Centers - Seattle Central" from the pop-up menu
  • Click on the "BE Learning Center" link
  • Click on the "LSN Tutoring Zoom Room" link

Contact the BE Learning Center

Phone: 206-934-0972
Location: Main Campus, 2nd floor BE 2102 (directly across from the main elevators)