Virtual/Face-to-Face Tutoring (offered 7 days a week)
When using our Virtual/Face-to-Face tutoring service, students can video chat with tutors and get feedback on their drafts in real-time. Virtual appointments are very much like the in-person appointments we offer in that they are collaborative conversations in which both the writer and the tutor ask questions, share information, and think through solutions.
Email Tutoring (offered 7 days a week)
Our *new* Email Tutoring service lets students upload a draft of their paper to our scheduling site and get asynchronous, personalized, written feedback from a tutor. This is not a proofreading service! When giving feedback to student writers, our tutors are advised to 1) identify the writer’s highest-priority revision concern(s) and 2) explain specific steps the writer can take to address those concerns, taking into account the requirements of the assignment. Email tutoring is a great asynchronous option for ALL students looking to improve their writing skills!
Check out our new Online Writing Center Website!
Students can learn more about our new online services (and chat with a front desk assistant!), by visiting our new Online Writing Center website. There they will find step-by-step guides for scheduling virtual appointments and submitting email drafts.
The Writing Center offers free, 30 and 60 minute one-on-one tutoring sessions to anyone in the Marist College community. We can work with writers at any stage of the writing process, to brainstorm, draft, organize, develop, revise, or edit, and we can help whether you are on your first or final draft. We are also happy to help assist any type of writing you might be doing, from academic research essays to capping projects, creative writing to job or graduate school application materials. We cannot write your papers for you (or guarantee good grades), and we cannot copy edit papers either, although we will help you identify patterns of error in your writing and strategies you can use to identify and correct grammar errors.