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Writing Tutoring

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Tutors can help students at any stage of the writing process:

  • Topic brainstorming
  • Thesis development
  • Strategies of analysis and argument
  • Essay structure and organization
  • Paragraph construction
  • Research
  • Documentation
  • Sentence structure
  • Grammar and mechanics

Schedule a Tutoring Appointment

Schedule a one-time, or weekly tutoring appointment for any course / subject by clicking this link.

  • After clicking the link, click the "Get Started" button, enter your UArts email and create a password.
  • Once you have logged in, you can enter the UArts Tutor Community.
  • When you click on the learn button, and either schedule a one time appointment or weekly appointment.
  • Then you will be able to search for the course you need help in, find a time that matches your availability, and pick a tutor to work with.
  • After you make your appointment you will receive an email confirmation.
  • If you can't find a tutor for your course, or need help scheduling an appointment please email

Inside the Tutoring Sessions

Is it your first time signing up for a writing tutor appointment? Find out more about what your appointment will be like below.

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What to Expect in a Writing Tutoring Session

Tutors work one on one in collaboration with students to help them achieve their goals. Tutors help students at any stage of the writing process. In session, tutors engage students in the process of revision; they do not simply edit or proofread. The objective of tutoring is to help students develop skills in writing and assist them in making long-term improvements.

Issues Addressed in a Writing Tutoring Session

When working with students on writing, tutors are trained to first focus on issues of content, organization, argument and structure. Then they focus on issues of style, grammar/mechanics, and proper documentation. 
Instructors may specify priorities for the writing tutoring session by contacting the Advising Center's Writing Tutoring Program: / 215.717.6818

How Students Can Prepare in Advance

Students should arrive on time with goals in mind for the session. Students should always bring the assignment and all other necessary materials, which may include the syllabus, laptop (if you have one) printed draft, texts, etc.

Additional Writing Tutor Services

Find out about some extra programs the Writing Tutor Program has.

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Writing Fellow Program

Writing Fellow Program

The Writing Fellow Program is an extension of the writing support offered through the Advising Center. Our mission if to deepen student engagement through facilitating responsive, supplemental writing instruction to Critical Studies and Art History courses.

Once  assigned to a course, the Writing Fellow meets with the instructor to review class expectations, syllabus, and assignments.  The Writing Fellow also visits the class and is available to help students on a required, voluntary, or as-need basis. 

The Writing Fellow Program is administered by the Advising Center and the Critical Studies Program. If you would like to request a Writing Fellow for you class, or have any questions please contact Blanca Gonzalez,,  and Emily Mattingly,

Faculty & Staff, if you have any general questions about the tutoring program, or have a student you would like to recommend as a tutor, please email 

ESL & Conversation Tutoring

English as a Second Language and Conversation Tutoring
Students for whom English is a second language may request tutoring sessions for English conversation. Students who sign up will have a weekly session in which they can practice their English speaking, reading & writing skills with a Peer Tutor. The session also offers students a chance to prepare speaking in class for critiques, and presentations. 

Graduate Writing Tutoring

Services for graduate students
Graduate students working on their thesis may work one-to-one throughout the semester and academic year with an academic advisor or tutor.

Avoiding Plagiarism

Tutors can help students avoid plagiarism and document and cite sources properly. Plagiarism is intentionally or unintentionally using the ideas, words, data, and/or language of another author and failing to cite source material.To see the University's policies on plagiarism and academic integrity, see the Catalogue

Online Resources

A selection of free resources for help with the writing process, and how to avoid plagiarism. 

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UArts Library Resources
Free Online Resources
  • Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL) has many great free writing materials & instructions to assist students in the writing process.

  • Harvard Writing Center has great guidelines for all stages of writing an essay - from beginning to brainstorm to editing the final draft.

  • Kurzweil 3000 offers many tools that support students in reading, writing, note taking, studying, and testing.

  • Here is an online library that offers many eBooks & eTextbooks