Mountain Laurel Hall (MLH) 232



Spring 2023 Hours:

Monday-Thursday 9:00am-7:00pm

Friday 10am-3pm

The WAC Lab is now the Multidisciplinary Writing Center! New Location in MLH 232

Welcome to the MWC, the Alamo Colleges District’s first writing center dedicated to Writing Across the Curriculum.


The Multidisciplinary Writing Center is a Writing Across the Curriculum Initiative serving Northwest Vista College students, faculty, and the community through tutoring in writing skills, critical thinking, and developing writing pedagogy for classes outside of the English department. Effective writing is a cornerstone of education.


The Multidisciplinary Writing Center is committed to serving students and faculty at Northwest Vista College. Through one-to-one tutorials, workshops, and other resources, we assist faculty in creating effective writing assignments and students in becoming more confident and proficient writers for both college and their careers.

Writing is a skill students develop and improve through thoughtful practice. We therefore serve to encourage and assist faculty to include writing in their courses, exposing students to a variety of writing across their coursework.

By creating general and course-specific writing resources, tutoring students, and collaborating with faculty across the campus, we seek to participate in improving the faculty and student experience and performance at Northwest Vista College.

For Students:

The MWC is a place where you can get help with any writing you’re doing for classes outside the English department.

Visit the MWC in MLH 232 to:

  • Meet with a writing tutor to get help brainstorming a topic, organizing your ideas, or polishing a draft
  • Work on a writing assignment on the computer and get feedback whenever you ask
  • Use print resources (dictionary, MLA handbook, APA handbook, etc.)

Hours of Operation for the Spring 2023 Semester (January 17th - May 13th)

In-Person Tutoring (MLH 232) is available in Mountain Laurel Hall 232.

Monday – Thursday from 9am – 7pm

Friday 10am-3pm

Remote Tutoring (Zoom) is available at the zoom link below:

Monday – Thursday from 9am – 7pm

Friday 10am-3pm 

Other Resources:

Find helpful handouts on a variety of writing topics (including MLA and APA format) at the Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL):


For Faculty:

The MWC is here to help you integrate writing into your class. We are constantly compiling new resources to assist faculty with the challenges of assigning, commenting on, and grading writing.

Some of our resources include:

  • The MWC and WAC Coordinator: Kate can collaborate with you to plan specific workshops, presentations, and handouts tailored to your classes.

  • The MWC Tutors: Tutors can help your students with any type of writing assignment. If you send your assignment sheets, rubrics, and other materials to the Lab, tutors can give your students even more specialized assistance.

  • Center Tours: Help the Initiative work for you by introducing your students to our space and services. Call the Coordinator to set up a 5-10 minute Center tour.

  • Classroom Presentations: If bringing your students to the Center isn’t possible, let us come to you. Call the Coordinator to schedule a 5-10 minute in-class introduction to the MWC.

  • Print and Online Resources: Come by the Center to use the books and online resources we’ve compiled for faculty.