From brainstorming to the final polish, free tutoring is here for you.
Make an Appointment
Tutoring appointments are available in-person or virtually. The writing center can help with assignments from any class.
Click the appointment button to access Starfish. Log-in using your StarID and password, select an appointment, and indicate if you want to meet in person or virtually.
Location and walk-ins
The Writing Center is located on the second floor of the library.
We are happy to take walk-ins if there is a cancellation. If you have a last minute need to see a tutor, stop by.
Meet the tutors
You will work with one of our professional writing tutors.
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When is the Writing Center open?
Fall and Spring semesters:
Mon, Thur & Fri | 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Tue & Wed | 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
What if I need help when the Writing Center is closed?
If you are studying late at night or on the weekend, you can still get help! Go to tutor.com and follow the instructions.
What can the Writing Center help me with?
Our writing tutors can help you with writing assignments for any class you are taking here at Inver Hills. They can also help you no matter where in the writing process you are. They can help you
Understand the assignment and think of ideas
Develop an outline for your paper or writing project
Write a thesis statement
Organize a draft
Find and correct grammar errors
Document your sources
Our tutors can also help with creating resumes, cover letters, scholarship essays and personal statements for college admissions.
What resources does the Writing Center have to help me be successful?
In addition to our tutors, we have access to materials that might help you be successful. Those include:
Style guides you can use while in the center
Copies of commonly assigned books
Desk top computers
Free printing (of up to 10 pages)
How should I prepare for a visit to the Writing Center?
The tips below will help you make the most of your visit to the Writing Center:
Please be on time! We want to spend as much time as possible talking with you and working on your writing. If you have to cancel an appointment, please do so 1 hour before the start of the appointment.
Bring your ideas, prewriting, and drafts. Bring any articles or books that relate to your writing assignment. Bring the assignment sheet with the requirements for the assignment. This helps your tutor help you!
Expect to take an active role in the tutoring conference; we'll ask you a lot of questions and want to talk about what you are writing.
Expect to talk about “big picture” things first. For example, we’ll spend time talking about how your writing project is organized, what your goals are for your project and how you’ll achieve them before we talk about grammar, or sentences.
Be realistic about what we can accomplish in one meeting. Writing takes time! Do not expect to attend one meeting and leave with a finished paper. After your appointment, you will still have work to do.
If you are attending your appointment online: the Writing Center uses Zoom. To get the most out of your appointment, it is helpful if you know how to share your screen, and if you have already pulled up the assignment you hope to work on. (So you don’t spend tutoring time looking for it!)