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Summer tutoring will be from June 1 until August 5.

Tutoring Hours:
Monday: 9:00am-6:00 pm
Tuesday: 9:00 am-6:00 pm
Wednesday: 9:00 am-7:00 pm
Thursday: 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Friday & Saturday: closed
Sundays 2:00pm-5:00pm
Closed July 4 & 5 for the national holiday.

To make an appointment:

Go to, login, and click on an available white square.  You can book up to 3 sessions per week, space permitting. If you don’t see a time free, please contact us during our business hours to be added to the waitlist: email or call 312-300-6796.

You can make an online appointment in two ways:

Synchronously: Your tutor can meet online for a live 50 minute chat or phone conversation. You’ll see a whiteboard where you can paste a draft if you have one; you can also opt to brainstorm for a project you haven’t started. If you choose synchronous, log back in before the start of your appointment, open the appointment, and click the green “Join Online Session” link. We’ll be ready to help!

Asynchronously: Attach up to 3 double-spaced pages of your draft and your assignment prompt, and your tutor will email a response on the same day. Please note if you attach more than 3 pages, the tutor will make comments on the first 3 pages only. You are welcome to book additional appointments for more feedback. Please be sure to upload your assignment prompt and enter your 2-3 priorities in the appointment form. If this information is not uploaded one hour before the session, we will need to cancel the session so that someone else can make use of the tutor. Tutors will describe 2-3 things that are most successful and offer suggestions for 2-3 areas that could be improved. Asynchronous feedback is good when you already have a draft and need a little feedback. If you would like to get started on an assignment, best to make a synchronous appointment.

To start your live synchronous appointment:

  • Log in to
  • Click your session (it will appear red)
  • There you will see a Zoom-like space (shown right).
  • Your tutor will be waiting in the chat space with a greeting.
  • Your chat and annotations will be saved for the rest of the semester–just follow the steps above to see a past session.

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If you need help:

Email us at or call 312-300-6796 (our new off site phone number) during tutoring hours, and our desk staff will respond.

See our FAQs about Online Tutoring if you have other questions!

Also, check out our new Writing Center Video, for a show-and-tell of what we do and how online tutoring works.

Get Online Individual Support for all Your Writing

ANY WRITING: We’ll work with you on research, personal statements, lab reports, memos, class assignments, applications, or whatever you have.

ANY STAGE: We can help you develop a draft or, if you do not have writing yet, we can help you get started.

MAKE AN APPOINTMENT: Reserve a tutor ahead to work with you synchronously online for 50 minutes. Tutors work with you by chat or telephone, or, when internet connections are strong, by audio or video. Or you can make an asynchronous appointment for a tutor to respond to you by email. You can make up to 3 appointments per week.



Testimonial feedback from a Writing Center user:

“This was an amazing experience as someone who came here for the first time. My tutor was very down-to-earth and gave me much better feedback than my professor and classmates. I feel more confident on finishing up my paper after our session here than weeks of class. 10/10 will come back if I have another paper.”

Read more testimonials from students who've used the Writing Center