Tutoring for Graduate Students

Professional Online Writing Tutoring

Students in our graduate and online programs are encouraged to utilize our staff of professional writing tutors, who have extensive professional writing and teaching experience. They provide personalized written feedback at all stages of the writing process. Students will receive feedback within 48 hours of submitting their work.

How to Request Help

Send an email with the information in the template below placed in the body of the email; this allows your tutor to know the specifics of the assignment and the type of help you need. Please send your work as an attachment and include any additional information about your class and assignment (e.g., syllabus, rubrics, etc.) that would be helpful for your tutor to know.

Help Request Form

Please use the template below when submitting your work to our professional online writing tutors. This information should be included in the body of your email to writingtutor@fitchburgstate.edu.


Student ID:

Course name and number:

Grad or undergrad:

Assignment due by:

Brief description of the assignment:

Please indicate which skills you would like your tutor to help you with:

  • Brainstorming
  • Grammar
  • English language skills
  • Outlining
  • Paragraph structure and organization
  • Research
  • Thesis statement
  • Other (please explain)

Meet the Tutors

Ciahnan Darrell holds an MDiv (University of Chicago), an MA in comparative literature (SUNY Buffalo), an MA in Philosophy (Stony Brook), and a PhD in comparative literature (SUNY Buffalo). His research focuses on race, gender, and violence in Southern Africa and Latin America. He's a contributing editor at The Marginalia Review of Books, where he has written on James Baldwin, Ta-Nehisi Coates, the poet Myronn Hardy, and the United States' intervention in Guatemala. His fiction has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and has appeared in The Columbia Review, Gone Lawn, Rum Punch Press, and elsewhere.

Chelsea Dill has written for newspapers and online publications. She has an MA in Creative Writing and a BA in English, Writing, and Mass Communications. In addition to working as a journalist, she speaks French and is learning several other European languages.

Diana Lerman holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Middlebury College, a master’s degree in English from Boston College, and a certificate in copyediting from the University of California, San Diego. She has over a decade of experience tutoring and has taught college composition and literature courses as well as classes preparing students for academic success. She is an executive board member of the Learning Assistance Association of New England (LAANE).