Peer Tutoring in Writing

NOTICE: The Centre for Writers is here to support you during this time of change and uncertainty.

We are now offering online tutoring to replace our face-to-face tutoring service. All workshops are cancelled. 

You can now book (or change) your appointments with online tutors on our schedule here

Please email us ( for more information. 

Peer tutoring is a collaborative process where the tutor works with you to find problem areas in your writing. Your tutor will suggest strategies to help you develop, revise, and edit your own work. The long-term goal is to help you improve your own writing skills.

In-Person Tutoring

  • In-person tutoring is available via drop-in or appointments.
  • Appointments are booked on our online schedule. Appointments are 30 minutes in length. You can book two 30-minute appointments in a row to have one hour with your tutor.
  • Drop in during our hours of operation as many times as you like. Drop-ins do not count toward your weekly maximum of two advance bookings, though they are subject to availability. You may have to wait to see a tutor.

Meet Our Tutors

Online Tutoring

The Centre for Writers offers online tutoring to U of A students enrolled in:

  • Online or distance education courses
  • the Faculty of Extension
  • Practicums, work terms, or internships

If you are eligible for online tutoring, please read the important information below, then email your writing to Our online tutor will return your work with feedback within two business days.

In your email, please include:

  • Your course name, course number, and instructor's name
  • Your assignment description (if applicable)
  • 3-5 focused questions or areas for your tutor to examine. For example:
    • Do I have a strong thesis statement?
    • Is my paper well-organized and easy to follow?
    • Am I doing in-text citations properly?
    • How can I strengthen my introduction and/or conclusion?

Please note that your tutor can only spend one hour reviewing your first draft, and 30 mins on a second draft. Therefore, your tutor may not be able to review longer projects like theses or dissertations. In this case, you may choose to send in one chapter or section of your project.

If you are unsure whether you are eligible for online tutoring, please contact us for more information.