Tutors are highly trained writing tutors from many majors. We don’t just train and hire English majors. All majors can make great writing tutors. If you’re interested in being a tutor, stop by and talk to us.
Tutors work with undergraduate and graduate students from all disciplines, as well as faculty and staff!
You don’t have to struggle with writing to use the Writing Center. We work with strong writers as well as those who might find writing difficult. Even professional writers get a second pair of eyes and ears on their work.
We work with all types of writing including:
Resumes and Cover Letters
Scholarship and graduate school essays
MYTHS ABOUT WHAT WE DO:
Edit and fix papers: Sorry, this won't help you become a stronger writer.
WHAT WE DO HELP WITH WRITING:
The University of Michigan-Flint is as an institution learning. Therefore, the Writing Center is here to help you become a stronger writer and editor for your own work. Here’s how we can help with that:
Be a sounding board as you bounce ideas around with us
Offer tips or feedback about outlines, brainstorming, and generating ideas
Provide feedback on drafts about how it sounds to us as a reader
Help you take a look at the opening, body content, and conclusion of your paper for organization and flow
Offer resources and support for research and citations
Help you notice patterns of errors or awkwardness in grammar and style so you can spot them more easily in your work
Be a cheerleader or a sounding board for those writing days when things are going well or not so well
TYPES OF TUTORING:
Face-to-face: 0-5 pages, 25 minutes; 6-10 pages, 55 minutes
E-Tutoring: Digital feedback using Word comment feature
Live-Online: Video Chat with a tutor on a shared screen
0-4 pages, 25 minutes; 5-9 pages, 55 minutes
Tutor Chat: For quick questions to help you get back on track, log into a video chat session with a tutor on Monday-Wednesday nights from 5:00-7:00pm.
Drop-in Tutoring: Mon-Thurs. 12:00-5:00, we’ll have an extra tutor on for drop-in tutoring, taken on a first come first serve basis. However, to make sure you get an appointment, consider making an appointment ahead of time.
EVENTS AND PROGRAMS:
Creative Writing Group: Writers’ Circle, Wednesday nights, 5:30-7:00p.m.
Love Stinks Writing Contest: Deadline for submissions Feb. 7th, winners announced Feb. 12th.
Valentine’s Day Open House: Meet the tutors and enjoy free snacks and activities! Feb. 14th from 12:00-4:00p.m. Open to students, faculty, and staff!
Scholarship Cram and Pizza: Feb. 15th from 1:00-3:00p.m. Limited to first 20! RSVP
For more details and to sign-up, visit the homepage of our website: https://www.umflint.edu/writingcenter