About Online and In-Person Writing Conferences
When in-person, students meet one-on-one with a writing tutor for 30 minutes in our main office, 110 Drown Hall. Students work in an individual office with the tutor on their papers. We do request that students bring two printed copies (one for them and one for their tutor) to use during the session. Masks are currently encouraged due to the close proximity of student and tutor but not required.
Much in the same way in-person conferences work, our Online Writing Conference appointments allow tutors and students to meet one-on-one to work on any piece of writing for 30 minutes in a virtual environment. Using voice, video, and chat, the student and tutor use a common whiteboard workspace to work on their writing. The whiteboard allows current work to be pasted or uploaded, notes to be taken, as well as freeform drawing over the material.
Students are allowed up to two appointments per week in combination with the OWL schedule. Make sure to review our guidelines so you’re best prepared to have a successful tutoring session. We hope to see you soon!
Please note: Students should not make appointments with the instructor of their English class if they are taking any (including English 1, 2, and 11). To work with your instructor, make sure to attend their office hours or email them!
Please view instructions for making and attending your online appointment below:
Commonly Asked Questions
You can have up to 2 appointments per week (Online Writing Conferences and OWL combined).
All tutoring at the center is completely free!
We tutor for any kind of writing at any stage of the writing process. Have a business memo? Application? etc.? We tutor for it! Want to work on organization, editing strategies, or brainstorming? We've got you covered. (Brainstorming only recommended for Online Writing Conferences, not OWL).
No, but we're happy to help you with learning and practicing grammar.
Students can schedule up to two weeks in advance. However, you may only have one active appointment on the schedule, so keep in mind how often you want to come as well.
Yes! We're happy to work with graduate students. However, the university also provides writing tutoring for graduate students through the Graduate Writer's Studio. Make sure to check out their services too!
Masks are encouraged due to the close proximity of the work but not required.