See a Tutor (Online)

Virtual writing and oral communication tutoring is available from Tuesday, June 22 through Thursday, August 26 during summer quarter.

To meet with an appointment-based writing or speaking tutor, please follow these steps. For a more detailed guide, click here.

  1. Visit our scheduling system ( and make an appointment with a writing or speaking tutor. See how to reserve an appointment on TutorTrac.

  2. For writing sessions, once your appointment is confirmed, create a Google doc of your material if you haven’t already. Make sure link sharing is enabled. For OCT sessions, skip to step 3.

  3. 15 minutes before the start of your appointment, the “Enter Zoom Appointment” link will appear on your TutorTrac in the “Upcoming Appointments” section of your “Welcome” tab. At the time of your appointment, click “Enter Zoom Appointment.”

  4. Zoom will open. You will then be connected to your tutor’s waiting room. You should see a message that your tutor will let you in soon. They will admit you at the time of your appointment.

  5. For writing sessions, once connected with your tutor, click the blue “Share” button on your Google doc and enter the email address your tutor gives you. You should now be able to collaborate with your tutor on your document. For OCT sessions, coordinate with your tutor on how to display your slideshow.

  6. For a more detailed process, including screenshots, please see this guide.

  7. For writing appointments, complete the reflection and feedback survey after your session. The survey link is in your confirmation email. For OCT sessions, a feedback survey link will be emailed to you after your session.

Appointments can be made up to seven days in advance and no later than midnight (PT) the day before. We recommend making a 50-minute appointment for writing and either 45 minutes or 1.5 hours for speaking appointments. 

Tutoring is available to every currently-enrolled Stanford undergraduate and graduate student. And, in keeping with University Policy, students on a leave of absence have access to tutoring on a limited basis to help them complete course work and/or facilitate their return to campus. All other Hume Center policies apply to students who book appointments while on a leave of absence.