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For the rest of the spring 2020 semester, the Cornell Writing Centers will be offering digital tutoring. The regular tutoring schedule starts April 6th and goes through May 12. 

Digital tutoring is synchronous (either video or chat) tutoring that happens through our online tutoring scheduling platform:

While all of our tutoring is in Eastern Standard Time Zone on our scheduling system, we have a wide range of appointment times, as early as 7:00am and as a late as 12:00am EST. 


How to Use Digital Tutoring 

  • Writers  must register an account and make an appointment here:
  • At the time of the appointment, writers should login and click on their appointment on the schedule; then, click on the bold, yellow link "START OR JOIN CONVERSATION." 
  • Please make all appointments for 1-hour, in case technical issues arise.
  • If you have any issues "showing up" for your appointment, don't worry--your tutor will reach out after 5 minutes via email. 



Regular Semester Tutoring Locations & Schedules

General Writing Tutoring Locations & Hours

Sundays-Thursdays, 7:00-10:00pm 

  • 108 Uris LIbrary
  • 403 Olin Library
  • 3343 Tatkon Center
  • 110 Flora Rose (limited walk-in capacity) 

*misprint: our fall 2019 bookmarks say 121 Flora Rose, but the correct room is 110*

Mondays-Thursdays, 3:30-5:30pm 

  • 178 Rockefeller Hall
  • Mann Library (1st floor, consultation area) 

Applications Tutoring, by appointment only 

  • Spring 2020 schedule TBA 

Remote Video-Conferencing Tutoring, by appointment only 

  • Spring 2020 schedule TBA 


What We Do

The Cornell Writing Centers offer the support of trained graduate and undergraduate tutors five days a week, Sunday through Thursday, to discuss specific pieces of writing or questions about writing.  At the Writing Centers (WC), writers will be greeted by engaged and engaging peers who listen patiently, read thoughtfully, and offer considerate, supportive, and challenging feedback. 

Cornell undergraduate and graduate students can visit any one of our five campus locations from time to time or on a regular basis when they want one-on-one support to refine and develop strategies for drafting effective academic essays. Writers of all levels of experience and ability can benefit from such individualized attention.

During a WC session, writing tutors may help writers to:

  • get started with writing projects by reading and discussing a writing assignment, evaluating research material, brainstorming an outline.
  • explore ways to shape coherent arguments, make strong use of evidence, work with appropriate citation conventions.

  • consider questions about depth of analysis, organization, thesis statements, audience expectations, paragraph development, style, sentence structure.

  • identify patterns of errors in grammar or usage in order to develop effective strategies for line-editing.

Although writing tutors are happy to address large issues of focus and organization, they can only work with small portions of text (no more than 5 pages) during a typical 30-minute session.

Want to learn more about the Cornell Writing Centers and get some great writing tips? Follow us on social media! 

Twitter @Cornell_Writing

Facebook @CornellWritingCenters

Instagram @CornellWritingCenters 

Feedback & Questions

Have you visited the Cornell Writing Centers recently? Would you like to offer us your feedback? Click here: WC Feedback

  • For answers to questions about the WC or if you need special assistance, contact Kate Navickas, WC Director.
  • See our Editing Policy for our approach to supporting writers with sentence-level issues.