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Writing Center


Writing Tutoring Online

We are pleased to announce that all Writing Center tutoring sessions are now being conducted online.

We are here to help you work on specific parts of the paper that you are struggling with during your composition process. Please note that our services do not include editing, proofreading, or evaluating your paper against a rubric. 

Assistance can be obtained via email, phone, or Zoom – instructions for each method are found below.

Video Conferencing or Phone Consultations:

The Writing Center recommends that you work with a tutor through Zoom video conferencing or by phone. During this one-on-one session, you will work with a tutor on the areas of your paper you are concerned with, in the same way that you would if you were to visit the Writing Center in person.

Zoom and phone appointments are available Monday through Friday. To set up an appointment for either of these services, please call us at 618-650-2045 or email with a copy of your paper following the instructions below. Please make sure to state whether you would like to schedule a video or phone conference.

Email Paper Submissions: 

For assistance with your paper via email, please attach it as a Word document or you can paste the specific content you need assistance with into the body of the email. Please send it to

Please make sure to include the following information in your email:

  • Your name
  • Your instructor’s name
  • The class (department & number)
  • The assignment (briefly describe it) — very important!
  • Inform the tutor of the areas of your paper where you are struggling. Please be as specific as possible, including multiple questions and descriptions. The tutor will use this information when they assist you with your paper. 

Once we receive your paper, we will schedule your tutoring session for the next available appointment. You will receive a response about your paper within 24 hours (with the exception of weekends and holidays). 

Please be mindful of the following parameters for all tutoring sessions:

  • All tutoring sessions are limited to 30 minutes.
  • Students can participate in only one session per day and a maximum of two sessions per week.

Student Success Center 1254

May Term 2020 Hours (online only)
Hours of Operation

Monday thru Thursday
8:00am - 4:00pm



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