The writing initiative

Writing Center Tutoring is Now Online!

The Writing Center is now offering synchronous (real-time) tutoring appointments. 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. After Spring Break, we hope to be able to offer asynchronous tutoring as well. 

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 online 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 a better writer. We guide and advise you as you work on your paper.

For more information on this and other winter/summer courses offered by the Writing Initiative (link to WI webpage) 

Here’s how to schedule your appointment online: 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. As we transition to online tutoring, more times may become available for asynchronous tutoring. 

Please note that tutoring is not available at times when classes are not in session, or during winter and summer sessions.