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Got writer’s block? Whether it’s an English paper, history essay, scholarship application, or a creative work, the experts at the Writing Center are here to help with free tutoring!

The ability to write and communicate clearly is an invaluable skill you’ll use every day in school, work, and life. Our tutors work with you to develop these abilities in an interactive and supportive environment.

Any discipline, any assignment, any stage of the process, the Writing Center is here to empower you!

How can the Writing Center help me?

  1. Getting started: Staring at a blank Word document? We can brainstorm ideas with you to get the writing process started.
  2. Forming an outline: Bring your notes and we’ll collaborate on an organized structure for your paper.
  3. Developing your assignment: You’ve got two paragraphs so far, but you need at least five pages. We’ll help you develop ideas and expand your paper.
  4. Citing your sources: When you’re all done writing but still have sources to cite, we can show you how.
  5. Reviewing your work: If your final draft is ready, bring it by! We’ll go over it and assist with adding the finishing touches.

Those examples are just the beginning. Make an appointment today with our friendly, professional tutoring staff, who are ready to help you succeed.

Schedule a tutoring appointment

What does the Writing Center offer?

We offer appointments in-person on the first floor of the Library and on Zoom. Writing Center tutors are also available from immediate drop-in help if you don’t have an appointment.

What will my Writing Center visit look like?

Arrive at the Writing Center 5 minutes before your appointment. Check in at the front desk.

  1. Share your assignment and your assignment guidelines with your tutor. Remember, this can be a blank page or a nearly done paper. Your tutor will ask questions about your assignment and help establish your goals for the session.
  2. Collaborate with your tutor and work on your paper together. Throughout the session, you’ll learn skills you can apply to this assignment and future writing projects.
  3. When your tutoring session is complete, you’ll receive a follow-up email that covers what was discussed in your session.

When can I visit the Writing Center (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

Improve your writing with Semester-Long Tutoring

Email Chris Patch at for Semester-Long Tutoring sign-ups for Fall 2024.

Writing Center FAQs

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

  • First time using Penji?  Click the “Create Account” button to move forward. Then, use your JCCC SSO (Single Sign On) to sign in. For help accessing Penji for the first time, please watch this tutorial.
  • Returning users: Sign in with your JCCC SSOselect “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. You can also book appointments on your phone through the Penji Mobile App.  
  • Online appointments: Log into Zoom 5 minutes before your appointment. Call the Writing Center at (913) 469-3439 if you’re experiencing any issue connecting. 
  • Need to cancel? Click the session you would like to cancel, select the three dots in the upper-right hand corner, and select “Cancel Session.” Visit Penji for a walkthrough. 
  • For help with the Writing Center’s Penji site, please call the JCCC Writing Center or visit the Penji help site.

Tutors allow 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 contact the Writing Center ASAP at (913) 469-3439 or cancel your appointment online.

You may book up to 3 appointments per day but may not book back-to-back appointments. On Saturdays and Sundays, you 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 you with any writing-related assignment or project. If you have questions, please email the Writing Center at or call us at  913-469-3439