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Our Code of Conduct

Our Code of Conduct:

  • Tutoring conversations are respectful: tutoring is a partnership in which both you and the tutor participate.
  • Tutors help, advise, explain, and provide resources. But they cannot make changes in your writing without your input. Responsibility for your assignments remains with you.
  • Tutors may not share their individual contact information with students. Students cannot contact tutors outside their tutoring hours to request additional tutoring.
  • Tutors have other appointments after their appointment with you. They cannot work beyond their 50 minutes.
  • Each course has writing requirements that are unique.  Tutors will ask for your input about those requirements and work together with you to take a step forward with your writing.
  • If you cannot come to a session, you need to cancel in advance.
  • Tutors can help only with writing that is yours.
  • Tutors help with the writing portion of assignments. For questions about content, we can help you find other support offered at UIC. Contact us:
  • Tutors share tips about reading and research, but reading entire articles or conducting extensive research is not possible in a 50-minute session.
  • The Writing Center staff reserves the right to provide you with a tutor other than was requested.
  • Internet connections sometimes require that the tutor work by chat rather than by audio or video. If your only option is audio or video, contact, and we will be glad to reschedule.

Tutoring is a privilege maintained by both Tutors and Students. If Students or Tutors cannot agree to the Code of Conduct, their use of the Writing Center can be withdrawn.