Peer Tutors respond to your inquiries through e-mail within 48 hours. We are currently experiencing a high volume of submissions, and responses may not be available within our normal 48-hour response time.
Other options you have for help form a tutor include:
Peer tutors in the Douglas College Learning Centre are students at BC universities and colleges. They are experienced academic writers who have firsthand knowledge and experience of what college instructors expect from written assignments.
We have two goals in our writing tutoring:
The role tutors do not take on is copy editor; we will not fix students' papers for them.
Times for Writeaway responses from tutors vary. A current estimate is available on the submission form.
WriteAway is a service in BC that gives students at participating institutions the opportunity to receive online writing assistance. Qualified tutors from each of the participating institutions staff the service and provide feedback on students' draft writing assignments.
All the tutors are students and professionals working at the participating institutions. When you submit a paper for tutoring assistance, a tutor from any of the participating institutions may assist you.
Tutors must complete training before staffing WriteAway and are continually evaluated to make sure they are providing the best possible assistance.
WriteAway tutors will not edit your paper (i.e. fix grammar issues). Tutors act as 'informed readers' who will point out areas you should consider revising. Tutors will embed their comments in the body of your paper, but they will not correct or change your words. It is up to you to revise your paper after receiving the tutor's comments.