Writing Center: Online Tutoring, Workshops, and Updates

Posted on 3/26/2020 9:56:55 AM

The IUP Writing Center is here to serve students and faculty during the COVID-19 outbreak.  We will continue to offer online tutoring to all students as well as our graduate editing service. Our Wednesday Workshops are canceled until fall 2020.

Online Tutoring is available to all students by appointment in 45-minute sessions, scheduled at least 24 hours in advance. All appointments will be scheduled and conducted through WCOnline, or on the Jones White Writing Center website, where there are instructions for scheduling an appointment.

Students can choose from two types of online session:

Online, or Synchronous Tutoring

This is a live, face-to-face session with a tutor utilizing audio and video chat. This type of online tutoring requires you to log in to WCOnline at the time of your appointment and join the meeting with your tutor by clicking on your appointment in the schedule.

eTutoring, or Asynchronous Tutoring

This is a form of online tutoring which occurs without direct contact with your tutor. eTutoring sessions require you to log in to WCOnline before the start of your appointment time and upload your document. You can upload by clicking on your appointment in the schedule and selecting to edit. You are also able to upload your document at the time you make your appointment if you are finished working on it. eTutoring is offered this semester as a way for students without high-speed internet access to still have writing support. We recommend that all students use our Online Tutoring option if they are able to do so.

Appointments will be offered at the following times:

  • Sundays: 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Monday through Thursdays: 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
  • Fridays: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The Graduate Editing Service to support Thesis and Dissertation writers, is still in operation and ready to serve you.  We have appointments open at this point throughout the summer. Learn more about the Graduate Editing Service.


Our Wednesday Workshops are canceled for the remainder of the semester. However, individual faculty can schedule a zoom workshop for their classes.  Please visit our Workshops web page for more information about our workshops and how to schedule them.

For questions, the Jones White Writing Center can be contacted via email at w-center@iup.edu