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Our tutors are here to promote your development and success as a college writer and help you with whatever you are working on—if it has words, we can help you. We actually won’t do much writing in the session itself; our appointments are designed to give you space to talk about your work, so don’t worry if you don’t have anything written yet!

Visit our Online Scheduler

The easiest way to book an appointment is to visit our scheduler online. You’ll need to be signed into your WOU Portal, so you may be prompted to sign into your account before accessing our Scheduler. Check out our video on the side to learn how to navigate our online scheduler. 

How to Make An Appointment

First Writing Appointment? What to Expect

If you are new to our center, you may be surprised by a few of our habits in the Writing Center, such as the following:

  • Looking over the assignment directions or rubric
  • Starting with your agenda: what do YOU want from the appointment?
  • Reading the paper out loud—we’ll always ask first, but it helps catch a lot of things that are easily missed otherwise!
  • Reading for content before reading for grammar

To best promote your development and success as a college writer, we’re not necessarily interested in making every paper perfect. Rather, we’re more interested in teaching you valuable tips about writing to make you a better writer! We encourage you to make multiple appointments with us to not just improve your product, but to improve your process. Please note:

  • Tutors may not be experts in the topic your paper covers.
  • Tutors will not make any judgment about the grade your paper may receive.
  • Tutors do not copyedit papers. Sections of your paper will be used to model the editing you should do.
  • Tutors know only as much about the assignment as you share. Please provide an assignment description in the appointment form.

Our tutors are all warm, friendly, and knowledgeable about writing—we’re so excited to meet you!

Appointment Quick Links

Online Tutoring FAQ

Want to learn more about how online tutoring works? Learn the basics of our online tutoring model here!

Find The Right Tutor For You

Looking to work with a particular tutor? Check out our list of tutors and find one with a specialty that complements your writing needs!

Types of Appointments We Offer

Did you know we offer in-person and online appointments? Check out our appointment page to learn more about what we do.

Our Hours And Locations

Need to double check our hours or locations? We offer tutoring both in Monmouth and Salem. Learn more about our unique services!

Find a tutor that fits your needs!

APA Experts
Claire
Dixie
Emily
Maria
Michael
Morgan
Nova
Tarrah

MLA Experts
Erica
Emily
Maria
Nova
Payton
Savannah
Tarrah

American Sign Language
Maria
Payton

 

Criminal Justice
Michael
Morgan

Communication Studies
Payton

Creative Writing
Morgan
Nova
Payton

Deaf & Professional Studies
Dixie (Rehab Counseling)
Maria (ASL Interpreting)

Education
Emily (Elementary/Middle)
Erica (Elementary)
Savannah (Elementary/Middle)

 

 

Humanities
Erica (Theater Arts, History)
Michael (Writing)
Nova (Literature, Writing)
Payton (Writing)
Savannah (Literature)
Tarrah (English Studies)

Psychology
Claire (Forensic)
Dixie
Maria
Michael
Morgan

Sociology
Dixie

Spanish Speaking Tutors
Claire
Emily
Maddie H.

CONNECT WITH US!

Email us at writingcenter@wou.edu or give us a call at (503) 838-8286.
You can also stop by our office at APSC 301. We're excited to meet you!