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The Writing Learning Center

Want to write better?

WLC writing tutor services are free and available to all students. Whether you're new to college-level writing or an excellent writer, it's important to have a second pair of eyes on something you've written. 


January 2020: Applications for tutoring positions are now open. If you are interested in applying to work as a tutor, please email Dr. Paku,


    The Writing Learning Center (WLC) is located in Sturges Hall, Room 101 for Spring 2020.

      We will help you with all types of writing assignments, including:

      • essays
      • research papers
      • lab reports 
      • news articles 
      • personal statements
      • résumés
      • applications
      • cover letters
      • scholarship and grant proposals 
      • speeches
      • film and music reviews
      • business writing exams
      • public service announcements 

      person writing

      If you've ever asked a friend or roommate, "Does this sound okay to you?", visit us today!

      Fall 2020 Hours

      • The WLC is closed currently and will reopen in February for the Spring 2020 semester.
      • Sunday: 1:00-7:00 p.m.
      • Monday through Thursday: 1:00-11:00 p.m.
      • Friday and Saturday: closed. The Writing Learning Center is also closed whenever Milne Library is closed.

      Schedule an appointment

      1. Visit and select a tutor and appointment time 
      2. Fill out the pre-session form

      Tutor schedules












      The Writing Learning Center is closed on Fridays.


      The Writing Learning Center is closed on Saturdays.

      What to expect

      You will meet one-on-one with a trained tutor for 15 or 30 minutes, or for 60 minutes if you self-identify as an English language learner (ELL) or self-identify with a disability for which additional time would be beneficial. Tutors will not write your assignments. Instead, we will help you:

      • Brainstorm
      • Organize your thoughts
      • Write a thesis
      • Find and maintain your focus 
      • Develop and support your ideas
      • Clarify your argument
      • Tackle grammar and style problems
      • Address issues particular to non-native writers of English

      Getting the most out of your visit

      • Bring your assignment sheet or prompt. 
      • Bring a printout or a digital copy of your work. Notes and outlines are useful if you don't have a rough or full draft yet. Your tutor will want to comment on and annotate your work, so they need a copy of it.
      • Take notes while you're in the session: rely on a written record of your conversation with the tutor rather than on your memory.

      After your appointment, follow up by:

      • Booking another appointment: we're always happy to see you again for the same assignment.
      • Seeking out a tutor you work well with.
      • Giving us your feedback! Fill out this form.


      • Our work space is quiet.
      • Our staff respects your confidentiality.
      • When you collaborate on your written work at the WLC, you are taking advantage of a service that almost everyone uses to their benefit in their academic career.

      Please contact Dr. Gillian Paku, Director, with any questions or comments, or if you are interested in applying to work as a tutor: