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Academic Writing Center

The Academic Writing Center connects students with trained peer tutors who specialize in writing skills. Writing tutors provide assistance on papers in the English language for most non-science and non-business undergraduate courses. Topics writing coaches can collaborate with you on include content, paper organization, grammar rules, formulating ideas for topics, and more.

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Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, Suite B01

Policies & Procedures

Content Coaches Cover

'Writing Coaches can assist with the following:

  • Essays written for class, including graduate/professional classes
  • Articles for conferences, or publications
  • Honors Thesis, Master's Thesis, Dissertations, or other comparable papers.
  • Grant applications
  • Graduate school application essays
  • Personal statements

The Writing Center is not a proofreading service. Writing Coaches do not help with creative writing or writing for the Business School (please schedule an appointment with the Business School Writing Center).

If you a Freeman student seeking assistance with written communication in business courses, connect with the Freeman Business Writing Center.

Freeman Business Writing Center

For résumés, cover letters, and other career-related writing, connect with the NTC Career Services team.

NTC Career Services


Booking a Writing Coach

All Tutoring is by appointment only.  Appointments must be scheduled through the Accudemia scheduling portal. 

You must schedule appointments at least 48 hours in advance.

Writing Coaching Session

Tutoring appointments are 50 minutes long.  You can schedule up to five sessions over two weeks for any subject.

All tutoring sessions are held at the basement of the Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, Suite 1. The Writing Coaches make every effort to stay on schedule, so please plan on arriving a few minutes early. When you come to the ALTC, come in and check in with the desk attendant who will point out your tutor and show you where to wait if you are early. 

What to Bring With You

Complete assignments ahead of time, and come prepared with specific questions or problem. Bring your instructor’s e-mail address, a printed copy of your essay, and. all materials related to the assignment (the assignment prompt, comments from the instructor, drafts, notes, peer review sheets, etc.).

No Show & Cancellations

You must cancel your appointment through the Accudemia App at least 24 hours in advance.  Contact your tutor to see if you can reschedule your appointment instead. There is a $20 no-show fee for any appointment canceled less than 24 hours in advance.  

You can join a waitlist for a tutoring time slot.  If the time slot becomes available, everyone on the waitlist will be notified, and the time slot will be awarded on a first-click, first-scheduled basis.  If you are trying to book a waitlist appointment and it isn't working- someone else has beaten you to it.  Appointments are held on the waitlist for 4 hours and then released for general scheduling.

We try very hard to not cancel scheduled appointments, but sometimes the unavoidable happens.  If we must cancel your appointment we will try and reschedule you with another tutor, if one is available.

Becoming a Tutor

The ALTC provides almost 100 peer tutoring job opportunities for students to build leadership skills and develop relationships with peers, faculty and staff. Learn more about this opportunity on the Student Success Student Leadership webpage.


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