For Undergraduate Students


Peer Tutoring

Tips to maximize your session at the Writing Centre:

  • Come before your assignment's due date. Earlier is always better. A tutor's suggestions may take time to implement. "Last minute" tutorials are frustrating for everyone concerned! Also, our tutors get booked up quickly and are not always available on short notice. 
  • Bring along any helpful materials. If you are working on an assignment, bring along your draft, a copy of your professor's instructions, and the work or works about which you are writing. If you want to go over a graded assignment, please bring your professor's comments. 
  • We are here to help you become a better writer - not to ensure that you produce a perfect paper. Improving one's writing takes time and commitment, so come early in the semester and feel free to return as often as necessary!
  • Please arrive on time. If you arrive more than 10 minutes late, your appointment will be cancelled and the tutor will work with a drop-in student waiting for help.
  • The Writing Centre is not an editing service. We do not copy edit papers; instead, we teach you the skills you need to become a better writer.

To make an appointment, students should drop by the Writing Centre (room SN2053 on the second floor of the Science Building), or call 864-3168.

To make an appointment at The Commons, drop by The Commons desk in the QEII Library, or call 864-6159.

Booking your appointment well in advance increases your chances of getting the appointment time you want.


Writing Centre

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000