From its formation in 1984, the Writing Center's primary goals were student academic success and empowerment. Today, the Writing Center continues to improve student writing via 1:1 tutoring. To fulfill this mission, the Writing Center hires and trains accomplished student writers and thinkers to serve as writing guides. Each semester, the Writing Center offers approximately 4,000 individualized tutorials. The Writing Center staff also offer mini courses on a variety of writing-related topics such as creating resumes, writing the in-class essay exam, and thesis/dissertation writing and bi-weekly punctuation/usage/grammar exam review.