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Tutoring and Academic Assistance

Writing Assistance: online and in-person!

The Academic Support Center has faculty tutors available to assist students with questions relating to writing assignments and projects including research papers, essays, citations, etc. Specialized writing assistance is available both on a drop-in basis and by appointment.  They can help you with formatting and proofreading, completing applications for scholarships, writing cover letters for jobs, writing essays for college applications, and much more.  

The tutors for writing are available for one-on-one consultation through Zoom or in-person sessions.

Writing Lab Schedule

Our English faculty members Shannon and Robyn will staff our Writing Lab :)

Robyn Roberson
Tuesday: 9:30 am - 1:30 pm

Shannon Mondor
Monday: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Additional writing tutors hired by Special Programs (CalWorks/EOPS/TRiO) are available for drop-in sessions for all students! If you are apart of CalWorks/EOPS/TRiO, you can book an appointment with a Special Programs tutor ahead of time.

Meet Your English Faculty Tutors!

Meet the English Faculty Tutors!

Shannon Mondor
Shannon Mondor has been an English instructor at College of the Redwoods since 2008. She grew up in southern New Hampshire. Her first vinyl record album was Thriller by Michael Jackson, upon whom she had a massive unrequited crush. She got her BA in British Literature and her secondary teaching credential in English at Middlebury College in Vermont, her Master’s Degree in the Teaching of Writing at Humboldt State University, and advanced to candidacy as a doctoral student in Language and Rhetoric at the University of Washington in Seattle. She has loved being a transplanted resident of the North Coast for over twenty years. She enjoys teaching English 1A, English 1S, a variety of literature courses as they come up, and looks forward to teaching English 2A sometime soon. She prefers teaching books that have racial justice themes because she views racial inequality as the most pressing challenge of society. Shannon has been tutoring students across the college on their writing assignments in every discipline for the ASC for five years.  She serves on the Academic Senate in her third term as one of the part-time faculty representatives, chairs the Associate Faculty Committee, (AFC,) is the Secretary for the CRFO and also an elected part-time representative for the union. She loves hiking, biking, ceramics, cooking, gardening, reading, groovy jazz, binge watching psychological thrillers, and walking her bestie Kiva, a 12-year-old German Shepherd.

Robyn Roberson
Robyn Roberson has been an English instructor at College of the Redwoods since 2005. She received her BA from University of Washington and her MA in English with a minor in American Indian Education from Humboldt State University. She earned a multiple subject teaching credential from Pacific Union College and a single subject credential from Humboldt State University. Before teaching at the college, Robyn was a reporter for the Independent Coast Observer in Mendocino County, and she taught middle school English in Napa and Vallejo for three years. Robyn’s English 1A focuses on the environment and environmental justice themes. Action must be taken now regarding climate change. Her favorite activities include gardening, learning guitar, playing tennis, hiking and chilling with her 10-year old McNab Daisy. You can often find them cruising around Arcata Marsh or the local beaches.