image of online session

Online Tutoring for Spring 2021 begins Wednesday of Week 2, January 20, and runs through last day of finals week, Friday May 7.

Spring 2021 Online Tutoring Hours:
Sunday: 2:00 pm-8:00 pm
Monday: 10:00 am-8:00 pm
Tuesday: 8:00 am-8:00 pm
Wednesday: 8:00 am-7:00 pm
Thursday: 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Friday: 10:00 am-5:00 pm

To make an appointment:

Go to uic.mywconline.com, 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 wconlinehelp@gmail.com 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 will be invited to paste a draft if you have one; you can also opt to brainstorm for project you haven’t yet started, develop ideas, or discuss questions about the assignment. If you choose synchronous, log back in before the start of your appointment, open the appointment, and “Join Online Session.” We’ll be ready to help!

Asynchronously: Attach up to 3 double-spaced pages maximum of your draft, your assignment prompt, and your 2-3 feedback priorities, and your tutor will email a response within 48 hours (usually sooner.) 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 feedback on an other sections. Also please be sure to upload your assignment prompt and enter your 2-3 priorities in the appointment form; if this information is not shared by one hour before the session, we will cancel the session and invite you to rebook when you have this ready so the tutor can frame helpful feedback. Tutors will describe 2-3 things that are most successful and offer suggestions for 2-3 areas that could be improved. This option is good when you need a little feedback that can help you continue working on a draft. For other kinds of feedback, we encourage you to meet with a tutor for a live synchronous conversation.

To start your live synchronous appointment:

  • Log in to https://uic.mywconline.com/
  • Click your session (it will appear red)
  • Click JOIN THE SESSION
  • 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.

If you need help:

Email us at wconlinehelp@gmail.com 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 can work with by chat, audio, telephone, 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.

QUESTIONS?  NEED HELP BOOKING OR JOINING AN ONLINE APPOINTMENT? Call: 312-300-6796  or Email: wconlinehelp@gmail.com

Hours

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