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Writing Center

Writing Tutoring at Fitchburg State

Individual writing tutoring is available for all students at Fitchburg State University. Writing peer tutors work together with writers at all levels, in all stages of the writing process, and in all areas of study. Our focus is on clear communication. All writing tutoring begins with a discussion of the assignment or writing project. What happens next depends on your needs and where you are in the writing process.

It's important for you to know that we do not write on your paper! You are the author; together, we notice problems, but you make any changes once we have explained the issue, and you make the final decisions. We ask students to bring the instructions for the assignment to the session, any course materials that you'll need to use to write your paper, and a typed copy of your paper if you have a draft written already.

Walk-In Writing Center

Walk-in tutoring for writing is available Monday - Friday in the Tutor Center. For more information, please view the schedule of tutors and any additional courses/subjects they tutor.

Reserve a time to work one-on-one with a writing tutor in SSC (follow the step-by-step guide). Students may schedule one appointment within a 24-hour period, up to 5 days in advance. Appointments close 12 hours prior to the scheduled time.

Any time slots that are not booked are open for walk-in help. Walk-in tutoring is great for quick questions about issues like grammar, citations, and other topics that don't necessarily require a full 30-minute session.

Please contact Jen Abbott at or come by Hammond 306F if you have any questions about walk-in writing tutoring.

One-on-One Writing Tutoring

Fill out the online Tutor Request Form, call (978) 665-3499 or stop in at the Tutor Center (Hammond 306) to arrange a time to discuss your writing concerns and be matched with a Writing Tutor for the entire semester.

Are you an Online or Graduate student?

Learn how to access free online writing support!

Writing Resource Links