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Info for Undergrads

Writing Tutoring for Undergrads

Individual writing tutorial appointments (up to 50-minute sessions) are available to any MU undergraduate for any writing project, including creative writing pieces, scholarship essays, cover letters, personal statements, or pretty much anything else you can think of that involves writing. All sessions are free and completely confidential.

Where and When Can I Get Tutored?

The Writing Center: The Student Success Center, main floor. Monday-Thursday: 9am-9pm, Friday: 9am-5pm.

Campus Residence Halls: Center, Bingham, Mark Twain, & new this year, Tiger Reserve. Tuesday-Thursday: 6pm-9pm

Ellis Library, reference area: rooms 151E or 151F

  • Sunday: 4 - 9 pm
  • Monday: 11 am - 9 pm
  • Tuesday: 11 am - 9 pm
  • Wednesday: 11 am - 9 pm
  • Thursday: 4 - 9 pm

How Can I Sign Up?


You can make an appointment by either calling (573) 882-2496 or by visiting the Writing Center main desk. Walk-in tutoring is available in all Res Hall locations and at Ellis library.

What to Bring

That depends on you! Students may visit a writing tutor at any stage of the writing process. It's always helpful if you have access to your assignment sheet and any materials related to your project.

How Can I Submit Feedback to the Writing Center?

We value your feedback; feel free to fill out our online survey after your session!

Writing Intensive (WI) Tutorials

If you're enrolled in a WI course, you also have access to one of our WI tutors. These are graduate students from various disciplines across campus, usually familiar with the assignments and expectations of your course. When making an appointment, just mention that it's for a Writing Intensive course.

Meet Our Tutors

If you've already scheduled an appointment, you can search our tutor list to find their photo and bio--so you know who you should be looking for.

The Online Writery

You can also submit almost any writing assignment to the Online Writery, any time of the day, week, month, or year.

Become a Tutor!

To become a tutor, undergraduate students must complete the prerequisite course, Honors/English 2015H: The Theory and Practice of Tutoring Writing. It is a Writing Intensive (WI) class which addresses both the theory and practice of tutoring and the foundations of good writing. Therefore, in addition to theoretical frames for what writing tutors do, it focuses on hands-on craft and practical experience working with other writers. This course fulfills a lower division Writing Intensive requirement and a General Education Humanities credit. Prerequisite: Engl 1000. A/F. This class meets Mondays and Wednesdays from 2:00-2:50pm.

This course also prepares students to work as writing tutors, and, in fact, doing well in it qualifies them for a part-time job in the Writing Center in future semesters.

Students interested in the course should contact Dr. Rachel Harper.