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Cornell Writing Centers, Graduate Writing Service, and ELSO Tutoring Services OPEN!

Mon, 01/29/2018

Tutoring on Writing for Undergraduates

Cornell Writing Centers

The Cornell Writing Centers offer free, one-on-one writing tutoring for all Cornell students. This semester, tutoring begins on Monday, February 5th! Students can either simply walk-in or schedule an appointment online via

Writing Centers tutors are trained undergraduate and graduate students from across the disciplines who can work with you to: 

  • Understand what an assignment is asking for in terms of writing;
  • Brainstorm ideas for getting started on a new assignment;
  • Develop stronger ideas, arguments, claims, and source-use in essay drafts;
  • Read drafts in order to locate writing issues and develop strategies for revision;
  • Incorporate sources and evidence responsibly and effectively;
  • Consider questions of depth, analysis, organization, audience expectation, paragraph development, and style;
  • Identify patterns of error in grammar or usage in order to develop strategies for line-editing.

Writing Centers Hours & Locations

General Tutoring
M-Th, 3:30-5:30pm
Mann Library Consultation Area
178 Rockefeller Hall
Sun-Th, 7:00-10:00pm
108 Uris Library
403 Olin Library
3343 Tatkon Center

Personal Statements & Application Materials Tutoring

Multilingual Writing Tutoring for Undergraduates


Tutoring on Writing, Presentations, Teaching Materials & Pronunciation for Post-Graduates 

Cornell provides one-on-one tutoring for international and domestic graduate students, professional students, and postdocs through the Graduate Writing Service and English Language Support Office (ELSO) Tutoring Services.

Graduate Writing Services (GWS)

  • Tutoring on writing projects, presentations, and teaching materials available to all graduate students, professional students, post-docs, and staff
  • Starts: Tuesday, February 6th
  • To see the schedule and make appointment, go to and select “Writing Tutoring: Grads & Postdocs”

ELSO Tutoring Services

  • Tutoring on writing projects, presentations, and pronunciation available to all international graduate students, professional students, and post-docs
  • Starts: Monday, January 29th
  • To see the schedule and make an appointment, go to and select “Writing Tutoring: Int’l Grads & Postdocs”