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The Learning Centre: Writing

Peer tutors help with written assignments for all Douglas College courses at any stage of the writing process. 

Tutoring Sessions

Peer tutors meet with you one-on-one to discuss your writing process in 25-minute or 50-minute sessions. 

Your tutor can also reserve ongoing sessions for you for a few weeks at a time to work together on specific assignments and skills. 

Find an appointment on the Writing Tutor Schedule 

Online Tutoring

Online tutors read your writing assignments and respond with questions, feedback and resources to improve your writing.  

Information about online tutoring choices 

Handouts and other Resources

Handouts with strategies and information to improve your writing, grammar and citation skills are available online and in the Learning Centre. 

Find a resource or handout

English Language Learning 

Professional Tutors are available by appointment, drop-in and online for help with the English skills necessary for college work.

More information and the current schedule

 

Our Tutoring Approach for help with your writing assignments

Our goal is to help you improve your writing skills. 
Because we want you to get better, we will not do the fixing, correcting, or writing for you. 

In your tutoring session, peer tutors will:

  • help you evaluate and understand the assignment instructions
  • discuss your questions about your writing
  • review writing techniques, such as thesis development, organization and use of topic sentences
  • suggest methods for improving your reading practices and writing
  • identify error patterns in your writing and help you improve your editing skills

Limits to help from a peer tutor may include:

  • choosing only one or more serious errors
  • showing you how to fix errors by using separate examples and guiding you to helpful resources
  • giving editing advice and practice so that you learn how to improve your own editing skills
  • suggesting that you ask your instructor for answers to questions that the peer tutor cannot answer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ASK A QUESTION about your writing

Online peer tutors respond within 48 hours, and sooner during our open hours.