Centre for Writers

Info for Instructors

Welcome to our page for instructors. Our goal is to make your life easier by helping your students build the writing skills they need to succeed in class and beyond. Read on to discover some of the ways we can collaborate. If you have a request or idea that is not mentioned on this page, reach out to us and we will see how we can help.

Class Visits and Presentations 

We can:

  • Deliver short class presentations (5-15 minutes) about our services.
  • Deliver presentations on specific writing topics for up to 50 minutes. 
  • Provide postcards to distribute to your students.
  • Attend events like info fairs and conferences on campus to provide information about C4W services.

Extra Credit and Special Projects

Some instructors require their students to visit the C4W as part of an assignment, or offer them extra credit for visiting. If you plan to require your students to visit us or offer them extra credit for visiting, please contact us as early as possible (before or near the beginning of the semester)  so that we can arrange to accommodate your students.

If many of your students will be visiting us over a short period of time, we may be able to provide them with dedicated group tutoring sessions. Please contact us to learn more about group tutoring for your class. 

If clients request, we can provide proof of visit for them to hand in to you. The C4W can provide the form, or some instructors create their own. 

Help Your Students Make the Most of Their Visit

All writers can benefit from a second set of eyes. You can encourage your students to make the most of their appointment by: 

  • Planning ahead to make appointments. Our schedule fills up very quickly.
  • Visiting us early in the writing process. We love to help with brainstorming!
  • Coming prepared with specific questions or areas of concern to focus the tutoring session.
  • Dropping in, even if the schedule is full. There's always a chance something could open up last-minute. 
  • Remembering that the C4W is not a "fix-it" shop. Tutors cannot edit or write students' papers for them, nor can they guarantee a good grade.

Collaborate With Us

We want to hear from you. Collaborating with instructors is a great way to ensure that we’re providing students with the best service possible. Here are two easy ways you can get involved: 

  • Mention us in your syllabus and encourage your students to visit.
  • Come to one of our staff meetings to learn more about our services, or share your expertise on the writing road blocks your students encounter. Contact us and we'll invite you to our next meeting.