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The Graduate Writing Center offers free, one-on-one writing tutoring to all students.

Our Mission

The Graduate Writing Center seeks to develop and empower writers. We aim to give student writers useful, immediate takeaways from our tutoring sessions while supporting them with tools and suggestions to independently improve their own writing. We help writers of all disciplines (and of all language backgrounds) to strengthen their writing skills. We support student writers in recognizing their own strengths and challenges throughout the writing process in order to promote reflection and professional development.


The GWC only runs on appointments and does not accept any drop-ins.

Book an appointment here for your one-on-one session.

Make sure you e-mail your paper to your tutor at least 24 hours before your appointment. The GWC’s accomplished tutors read papers ahead of time, so long as they are sent 24 hours in advance. Don’t worry if a draft is not “perfect” or “finished.” Send it along anyway; that’s what we are here for!

Email us if you don’t know your tutor’s email address.

Writing Sessions

  • You are limited to one appointment per week.

  • Sessions are 50 minutes.

  • Your session focuses on you and your needs. Remember that the writing tutors are committed to helping you become a better writer, but they are not going to “fix” your paper. Tutors help you brainstorm ideas, compose outlines, structure your paper, and adhere to stylistic conventions of their field (e.g., MLA, APA, or Chicago)


If you can’t make your tutoring session, please cancel it by logging into your account on Smoothbook and choosing “manage appointments.” Please email us if you have any questions.


How was your tutoring session? Let us know!


Monday–Thursday, 4–8 p.m.

Open spring and fall semesters. Services not available over the summer or during holidays/breaks.


Email us or visit:

456 Van Buren Street (Simoneau House)