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Writing tutors are available to assist you at any stage of the writing process. Whether you are seeking assistance with brainstorming, development, citation, organization, mechanics, or formatting, visit the Writing Center for expert help.

Booking Tutoring Appointments

Note: Any user needing screen magnification over 150% should contact the Writing Center to schedule tutoring sessions if unable to complete the online request.


The link above will prompt you to sign in to Penji through your JCCC SSO (Single Sign On). 

First time using Penji? The first time you access Penji, you will see a pop up that asks you to create an account. Click the “Create Account” button to move forward. Then, use your JCCC SSO to sign in. For help accessing Penji for the first time, please watch this tutorial.

Returning users: Click the link above and sign in with your JCCC SSO (Single Sign On). 

Once you’ve logged into Penji, select “Writing Center” on the left-hand side and then the “I am a student” tab. From there, you will see appointment options and availability. Select an appointment type, your course, and a time slot, and then follow the steps to complete the booking of your appointment. Students can also book appointments on their phones through the Penji Mobile App.  

If you need to cancel your appointment, click the session you would like to cancel, select the three dots in the upper-right hand corner, and select “Cancel Session.” This guide provides a walkthrough. 

For help with the Writing Center’s Penji site, please call the JCCC Writing Center or visit the Penji help site.  

For in-person appointments: 

  • Arrive at the Writing Center 5 minutes before your appointment. 
  • Check in at the front desk and inform the Admin Assistant you are here for an appointment. 
  • The Admin Assistant will give you further directions about your tutor, where to sit, Center procedures, etc. 
  • Have your assignment available, as well as the writing prompt or guidelines.

For online appointmentsplease:

  • Use a laptop or desktop computer and find a quiet location in which to join the tutoring session.  
  • Log into Zoom 5 minutes before your appointment.  
  • Test your audio and video prior to your appointment.  
  • Have your assignment open either in Google Drive or a Word document, in addition to your writing prompts and guidelines.  
  • Wait for the tutor to begin the session and direct you further.  
Call the Writing Center (913) 469-3439 if you’re experiencing any issue connecting. 


When your tutoring session is complete, you will receive a follow-up email that covers what was discussed in your session and a feedback prompt the next time you sign into Penji. Your feedback is incredibly valuable to us as we continue developing the Writing Center.  

Drop-in Tutoring

Writing Center tutors are available in person and online for immediate drop-in assistance based on tutor availability. Drop-in tutors can help with quick questions about grammar, formatting, citation, assignment guidelines, and general writing technique. For more detailed questions or to cover an entire paper or assignment, book an appointment with a Writing Center staff member. Please click the link below to see our drop-in tutoring availability for both in-person drop-in and online drop-in.

General Guidelines

Tutors allow students a 15-minute grace period to show up for appointments. If you do not show up within 15 minutes, we may give your spot to another student. If you are running late or unable to attend the session, please cancel your appointment online or contact the Writing Center ASAP.

Students may book up to 3 appointments per day but may not book back-to-back appointments. On Saturdays and Sundays, students may book one appointment per day. Missing more than 3 appointments in a 30-day period will result in a suspension of booking privileges.

Writing Center tutors are happy to help students with any writing-related assignment or project. If you experience problems or have questions, please email the Writing Center at or call us at  913-469-3439

Semester-Long Tutoring

Semester-Long Tutoring pairs students with the same Tutor on a weekly basis for the duration of the Semester. If you're interested in Semester-Long Tutoring, please sign up via the button below.

Writing Center Hours (LIB 105)

Spring and Fall Semester Hours
Monday - Thursday: 7:30 a.m. - 9 p.m. 
Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 1 - 5 p.m.

Summer Hours
Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday - Sunday: closed