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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!

Tutoring Appointments

Schedule a Tutoring Appointment

When scheduling and preparing for a tutoring session, please note the following guidelines:

1. You will receive a confirmation email when the appointment is made, as well as a reminder email one hour before your appointment. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please refresh the system and submit the request again.

2. For online appointments:

  • We suggest you have a laptop or desktop computer available for online tutoring sessions. Find a quiet location in which to conduct the tutoring session.
  • Ten minutes prior to your meeting, click on the link in the appointment reminder email and follow the on-screen instructions.
  • Have your assignments open, either in Google Drive or as a Word document, as well as the writing prompt or guidelines.
  • Wait for the tutor to begin the session and direct you further.

3. For in-person appointments:

  • Arrive at the Writing Center 10 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.

4. Tutors will wait 15 minutes for you to show up for your session. If you do not show up after 15 minutes, the staff member will end the session. If you are running late or unable to attend the session, please let the tutor or Writing Center know ASAP.

Students may not book back-to-back appointments with staff or more than three appointments per day.

Finally, the Writing Center staff will only help you with writing-related assignments in any course. Should you need help with other assignments that do not involve writing, please visit the other resource centers for additional assistance.

If you experience problems, please email the Writing Center at or call us at 913-469-3439.

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.

Semester-Long Tutoring

You can get weekly, 90-minute tutoring sessions for your writing courses or any course where you expect to be doing a lot of writing. All tutoring requests are fulfilled on a first-come, first-served basis. The Writing Center works to meet every tutoring request, but this depends on tutor availability as well as appropriate student response and communication.

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