The Communication Resource Center, better known as the CRC, is a student-centered free tutoring service for all undergraduate and graduate students. The CRC can assist students from all majors with writing, speaking and critical reading. Tutors in the CRC are skilled in a variety of areas on campus.
“I chose to work in the CRC because I love the process of helping equip people to be the best storytellers and communicators they can be,” said Madison Merkel, a tutor in the CRC.
According to Dr. Charlotte Brammer, the director of the CRC, students from all majors are welcomed and encouraged to take advantage of this on-campus resource.
“We saw students from 54 majors last semester,” said Brammer. “You could be a good writer or a struggling writer. It’s just another set of eyes to look at your paper.”
Since Brammer took over as director in fall 2010, the numbers of students who attend the CRC has increased. According to the CRC, 1,024 students attended the CRC during the 2011-2012 academic year, while 1,622 students attended during the 2016-2017 academic year.
The CRC has also grown in the number of tutors. Brammer has expanded the program from six to 18 tutors.
“Working as a CRC tutor has been a great experience for me getting to know other tutors and meeting students from different parts of campus,” said Emily Thorington, a CRC tutor.
The CRC is located on the second floor of Brooks Hall in room 222. To schedule an appointment, visit www.samford.mywconline.com.
Page Secreast, Web Editor
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