This term, the writing center will operate online. Students meet with tutors face-to-face via Zoom. Students will also have the option to receive asynchronous tutoring through comments and questions made directly on Google Docs. Check out the video below to meet the tutors working this term. 

To support students during this challenging time, we’ve decided to offer tutoring services seven days a week. Click here for the current schedule.


Here’s how to work with a tutor:

  • “Stop by” to our ongoing zoom space. A tutor will be there to help you. Yes, that’s all you have to do. Our hours are posted in the sidebar to the right. 
  • If you’re a planner and want to book an appointment in advance then go to your student portal and click “Make an appointment with a writing tutor.” Alternatively, you can click here to make an appointment

Have a question about our online writing center, or just want some writing advice, please email Blake directly.

And remember, a tutor can help you at any stage of the writing processbrainstorming, drafting, revising, and editing. You do not have to have written anything to book a tutoring appointment. Talking your ideas out with someone before you start writing can be very helpful.

We’re here to support you. Writing is hard, but it can also be a lot of fun. 


Some guidelines for using the writing center:

  • When sending us papers, please include a description of the assignment so that we understand what you are trying to do.
  • Let us know what citation method you are using (and if you don’t know what this means ask your professor what they want or stop by and chat with a tutor).
  • If you want us to look at a senior project or a paper or that is 20 plus pages, please email the writing center and we will find someone to work with you.

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