Online tutoring will be available through Zoom starting Monday, April 13th.

To schedule an appointment with a writing or oral communication tutor, please use our online scheduling system TutorTrac. Online drop-in writing tutoring will be available through Canvas and Zoom. More details to come!

What to Expect When You See a Tutor


How to Make an appointment

Writing Appointments

Writing consultants are expert writers and experienced, trained tutors who can help students at any stage of the writing process on any writing assignment. Undergraduate and graduate students can sign up for two 50-minute appointments per week (a total of 100 minutes). Please note, appointments cannot be booked consecutively.

You do not need to have a draft written to meet with a tutor. We can work with you on:

  • Brainstorming
  • Narrowing down a topic
  • Organization
  • Research skills
  • Idea integration
  • Transitions
  • Style

List of current appointment-based writing consultants

current appointment-based digital media consultants

See a drop-in writing tutor any time the Center is open, no appointment necessary

Please read the Writing Center policies and procedures.

Oral Communication Appointments

Oral Communication Tutors (OCTs), a highly-trained group of student consultants, are available to meet with students during regularly-scheduled shifts from Wednesday of Week 2 through Week 10 each quarter. OCTs are also available during Summer Quarter and by request during intersession weeks. Appointments are 45 minutes in duration; if you're rehearsing a talk that's 20 minutes or longer, we recommend scheduling two back-to-back sessions (for 1.5 hours total). Meet with an OCT to:

  • Brainstorm
  • Rehearse your presentation
  • Videotape your speech
  • Design effective visual aids
  • Reduce speech anxiety
  • Practice for your job interview

Current Oral Communication Tutors

To request a meeting with a lecturer from the Oral Communication Program, please submit the request form at least 3 business days in advance.

The Center

All appointments take place in the Hume Center for Writing and Speaking in Building 250.  The following equipment is available during appointments:

  • Projection screen
  • Podium and whiteboard
  • Wireless presentation remote
  • Videocamera
  • Laptop

The Center also has a library of public speaking materials, including instructional videos, archives of effective talks, and books on speech-related issues.

Please read the Speaking Center policies and procedures.

Other Tutoring Resources on Campus