Policies & Procedures

Appointment Policy

Appointments made in advance are recommended, although walk-in appointments are possible if a tutor is available. Appointments can be scheduled over the phone (513-745-2875) or in person and are most productive if set for several days before the piece of writing is due. Each tutoring session can last up to 50 minutes. All appointments on Monday, Wednesday and Friday are scheduled on the hour (beginning at 9:00 a.m.) ; on Tuesday and Thursday, appointments are scheduled on the half hour (beginning at 9:30 a.m.). Tutoring sessions on Sunday begin at the top of the hour (beginning at 1:00 p.m.). .This variation in the schedule is to allow our student staff to integrate their tutoring work around their own class schedules. 

Please provide at least twenty-four hour notification when canceling appointments.

Computer use or use of the style manuals and other resources does not require an appointment.

Referral Policy

The following centers on campus offer additional assistance to students who are engaged in specific writing tasks or have particular needs regarding reading and writing:

  • Career Services: The Center for Career and Leadership Development provides assistance to students seeking employment upon graduation. In addition, CCLD offers assistance with formatting and reviewing resumes, cover letters, and graduate school applications, and offers several sample documents for student use. Although the Writing Center is completely capable of working with students with writing of this kind, students may benefit from the additional assistance offered by CCLD.
  • Learning Assistance Center: Located on the fifth floor of the Conaton Learning Commons, the Learning Assistance Center provides services for students with disabilities, peer tutoring free of charge for a variety of different subject areas, peer advising in the residence halls, a LAC library which provides information about learning disabilities, study skills and other related topics, and discussion groups for AD(H)D (Attention Deficit [Hyperactivity] Disorder.