The writing initiative

Writing Center Tutoring is Back in Person!

Starting the second week of classes, the Writing Center offers in-person appointments before 4 p.m. and a few online appointments after 4 p.m. You can make your appointment the same way you always have: by logging in or creating an account at and choosing an appointment that suits your schedule.

You can also add your name to a waiting list for as many specific days as you like. If you update your profile with your cell number and carrier, you’ll receive a text when an appointment becomes available.

We tutor all students, from all disciplines, on all assignments!

The Writing Center provides free tutoring in college writing for all students. Our excellent tutors are available Monday-Friday to assist you with any assignment from any class—essays, arguments, research papers, reports, analyses, editorials, proposals, abstracts, and lab reports, with critical reading, developing presentations, and citing sources. 

Our friendly tutors are here to help every student from every college and school—native speakers and ELL, undergrads and grad students—to become better writer. They guide and consult with you as you work on your written assignment.

For more information on this and other winter/summer courses offered by the Writing Initiative visit: 300-Level Courses

Click here to schedule your appointment online!  

What Tutors Do:

Provide insight to college-level writing as we assist students with the following:

  • Understanding the assignment
  • Writing with audience and purpose in mind
  • Topic selection and narrowing
  • Focusing a thesis
  • Choosing credible source material
  • Integrating source material and using academic citation styles such as APA, MLA, Chicago
  • Understanding US conventions of Intellectual Property
  • Developing logical structure
  • Recognizing and resolving sentence-level problems
  • Crafting flow, transitions, and style
  • Choosing appropriate words
  • Developing presentations

What Tutors Don't Do: 

  • Fix the paper
  • Proofread or copy edit

We’ll work with you to become a better editor of your own work, but we won’t do it for you.




Library North 2411

Around the corner from the Harpur College Dean's Office


Monday-Thursday 10-4:00, Friday 10-3:15 for in-person appointments. We also have a few online evening appointments available, too: check the schedule.  

Please note that tutoring is not available at times when classes are not in session (for example, during Thanksgiving Break and exam periods: our tutors are students, too!) or during winter and summer sessions.