Communication Center

Tutoring in Public Speaking

*In regards to the current online learning situation at Creighton University, the Communication Center is working with the Creighton EDGE to help students virtually. Once we know our plan, we will post an update to our website and send an email to all COM 101 students. Thank you for your patience as we determine options to help you with your presentations.

The Department of Communication Studies supports a Communication Center to directly assist students in the organization and delivery of public presentations. Our mission is to help students feel more confident and prepared to speak in front of others.

Any undergraduate student can make an appointment in the Communication Center. In the past, students have worked with Communication Center Tutors to brainstorm topics, organize and build outlines, find sources, determine source citations, create visual aids, establish gestures and facial expressions, develop tone, practice, and record presentations for Module 9 in COM 101. All tutors are trained to work with students while following the assignment guidelines established by course instructors.

Dr. Laura Gill is the Director of the Communication Center. If you have any questions about the center, please contact Dr. Gill.

Schedule an Appointment

Appointments in the Communication Center are available two weeks after the semester has started. To book an appointment, follow these instructions:

·       Log in BluePoint/BlueTutor with your NETID

·       Go to Communication Center and click "Make an appointment"

·       Select the desired service (Delivery Assistance, Group Practice, etc.)

·       Click the magnifying glass to bring up your classes, and then select your course.

·        Click "Search by Staff"

·       Pick your desired tutor, pick a time slot, and then “Save”

You will get a confirmation email to mark in your schedule. All Communication Center sessions for the Spring 2020 semester will occur using Zoom. Please turn your camera and sound on to fully participate in tutoring sessions. 

All sessions last 25-30 minutes and students may schedule multiple sessions. It is recommended to book an appointment at least 5 days in advance of your presentation in your course. Also, be sure to bring the speech assignment description, rubric, and any other materials you may need during the session (including laptop, outline, sources, note cards, etc.)