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The Writing Center Opens for Tutoring on January 19.

Virtual Tutoring January 19 to May 6:
Monday: 12:00pm-5:00 pm
Tuesday & Wednesday: 10:00am-8:00 pm
Thursday: 11:00am-5:00 pm
Friday: 11:00am-4:00 pm
Sunday: 3:00pm-8:00 pm

In-Person Tutoring January 24 to April 29:
Location: 105 Grant Hall
Monday: 12:00pm-5:00 pm
Tuesday & Wednesday: 10:00am-5:00 pm
Thursday: 11:00am-5:00 pm
Friday: 11:00am-4:00 pm

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 During daytime hours, you can call the Writing Center at 312-413-2206. (Evenings and Sundays call 312-300-6796).

You can make appointments in three ways:

1. You can chat with a tutor ONLINE. Online appointments are great for back-and-forth discussion about changes you would like to make or when you have no writing and you would like to get started. In successful sessions, both you and the tutor participate. To join your online appointment, a few minutes beforehand, go back to, click on your appointment, and click on “JOIN ONLINE SESSION.” If the internet connection is good for you and the tutor that day, the two of you can agree to use audio or video.

2. You can meet with a tutor IN-PERSON. In-person appointments will be held in 105 Grant Hall.  You will be able to talk while you make changes together. In-person appointments, like online ones, are good for back-and-forth discussion and for starting assignments. In successful sessions, both you and the tutor participate. We will follow all UIC safety regulations, including wearing masks.

3. You can receive feedback by EMAIL by making an asynchronous appointment. As you make your appointment, attach a draft and a describe the assignment. You may attach up to 3 double-spaced pages. The tutor will send your a response within 24 hours of the time of your appointment. The response will include a description of 3-4 strengths and 3-4 areas for potential improvement. If you would like feedback on additional pages, you are welcome to make up to 3 appointments per week.

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

Daytime phone: 312-413-2206
Evenings & Sundays: 312-300-6796

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.


Daytime phone: 312-413-2206
Evenings & Sundays: 312-300-6796


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