Located in Alumni Hall Room 108, The Writing Center provides free one-on-one writing assistance, group tutoring sessions, and online tutoring.
Peer tutors and faculty members assist you at any stage of a writing assignment or project—from brainstorming ideas to polishing syntax and style. We can assist with any of your writing needs for all courses and disciplines. This includes, but is not limited to, essays for the first-year writing sequence (WR 100, 101, and 102), lab reports, class assignments, and even personal statements for graduate school applications.
- Individual Appointments: One-on-one conversations about a specific writing project
- Writing Labs: Group discussions and tutorials on different aspects of the writing process
- Drafting Support: Guidance, support, and feedback throughout the research and writing process
- Online Tutoring Sessions: Get the same personal attention as traditional face-to-face conferencing with a trained graduate level tutor
We support students at every stage of the writing process including:
- Brainstorming at the start of an assignment
- Developing and sustaining an argument
- Clarifying your paper’s organization, transition, and flow
- Using APA style and citations
- Incorporating research and sources effectively
- Crafting personal statements for internships, scholarships, or graduate school applications
- Drafting cover letters for job applications
Make an Appointment
We offer a variety of group tutoring sessions called writing labs, led by experienced peer tutors.
These peer-led, weekly labs combine lectures, worksheets, reading assignments, group activities, peer editing, and presentations.
The group tutoring labs are small, creating a caring community of writers who are comfortable sharing their writing with others.
Call, email, or stop by to register for the labs you’re interested in. Space is limited—so register early!
If you are interested in online tutoring, email us with the following information:
- Your name, telephone number, and email address
- A brief description of the assignment and your tutoring needs
- Any grading guidelines or assignment rubrics
- Comments from your professor or peers
- Any existing drafts of your assignment
After your project is reviewed, the tutor will reach out to you to schedule an online session with video and audio. We highly recommended that you request your online tutoring session well in advance of assignment deadlines. Availability is limited, and there is a minimum 2-day turnaround between the time a tutor receives an assignment and your session.
Online tutoring sessions typically last 30 minutes. During high volume weeks, especially prior to mid-term and final exams, tutoring sessions are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis.
University of the Sciences
600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495