Conferences

In-person and online conferences available

Conferences are 60- or 90-minute conversations with a friendly peer about work in progress. Writers can schedule conferences at any point in the writing process, whether they've just received an assignment or already have a complete draft.

What is a conference like?

Tutors are smart, general readers. They ask questions to help you clarify your thinking and share their understanding of what's written on the page so that you can decide whether your meaning is accurately conveyed. They suggest options and strategies for planning, drafting, and revising. Their goal is to help you not only to finish the current assignment, but also to learn strategies that you can use again in the future.

How do I meet with a tutor?

First, create an account on our online schedule.

Make sure the login screen is set to the current semester, and log on. The white rectangles are available appointment times. You can also use the dropdown menu at the top of the schedule to view only the hours of "specialist" tutors, such as public speaking tutors, foreign language tutors, or a multilingual writing specialist.

Click on an available time to view the appointment pop-up screen. Select a tutor marked "Face-to-Face" or "online," depending on your preference.

Fill in the fields on the pop-up screen: course, instructor's last name, your phone number, and what you want to accomplish during the conference or what you'd like the tutor to focus on while reading your draft. Upload a draft, the prompt, or any other information you think the tutor needs to understand the assignment. Drafts can be attached up to two hours before the start time.

Appointments must be booked at least two hours in advance.

Please learn how to make the most of your conference and read our policies before your first visit.

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Tutoring Hours

Monday-Thursday
10 a.m. to 10 pm.

Friday
1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Sunday
2 p.m. to 9 p.m.


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