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The Writing Center

(Formerly known as Writing Tutorial Services)
Location: Room 1307 of the Learning Commons in Perry Library


Hours (Spring 2014):
Monday and Tuesday: 9 am - 8 pm
Wednesday and Thursday: 9 am - 7 pm
Friday: 9 am - 2 pm


You can also visit the Writing Center in Virginia Beach.

 Mission statement:

The Writing Center (WC) provides free individual tutorials to undergraduates and graduates working on writing projects for any course; WC tutors are not editors or proofreaders, but they coach and encourage students to achieve independence in the composition and revision of their own work.

Message from the Director

The Writing Center, formerly known as Writing Tutorial Services (WTS) provides supplemental instruction to help students improve their writing strategies. Instead of providing a proofreading service, we offer tutoring sessions that assist students in learning to proofread their own work, in getting projects started, and in developing the writing process for a paper.

The Writing Center offers 45-minute appointments with graduate student tutors who work with individual students or with groups. Most tutoring sessions are by appointment; walk-in appointments are provided when tutors are not in a scheduled session. For distance students, we use Adobe Connect for online appointments. Students have the option of making standing appointments with tutors once per week for up to four weeks at a time. In addition to tutoring services for undergraduate and graduate students, we will visit classrooms to provide writing lessons and group tutorials.

Thank you for visiting the Writing Center at ODU.

Elizabeth J. Vincelette, PhD

YouTube Channel 

Watch screencasts on a variety of writing topics produced by our very own tutors!