Tutoring Sessions and Frequently Asked Questions
Our services are free to all current IUPUI students, faculty and staff members!
To make the most of your consulting session, come in early and often. We often work with writers several times on a single document; we help the writer plan the document, we help them revise the draft, and then we help them clean up the final version just before it is submitted. Remember, the longer the document, the more sessions you will likely need to schedule.
To schedule a consulting session at either our Cavanaugh Hall location (Room CA 427) or our University Library location (Room UL 2125), you may telephone our CA location at (317) 274-2049, telephone our UL location at (317) 278-8171, or visit either UWC location. You must provide both your name and your University ID number (to be found on the upper right corner of your JagTag, or via OneStart), at the time you schedule the session. We cannot schedule a session for you without this information.
Consulting session lengths:
We offer 30-minute consulting sessions to:
IUPUI undergraduate and graduate students
IUPUI staff members
*We offer 60-minute consuting sessions (when available) to:
IUPUI students with physical disabilities
IUPUI students with learning disabilities (as registered by Adaptive Educational Services)
*(Students from any of these groups may choose 30-minute tutoring sessions, if 60-minute session availability is limited, or if less time is desired.)
Important rules and tips to remember:
Graduate students and faculty members must have consultations with faculty tutors. If you are a graduate student or faculty member, please mention this, when scheduling a consulting session.
You may have only one consulting session per day. You may not have consulting sessions on the same day at both our CA and UL locations. We reserve the right to cancel such sessions, and to subsequently limit sessions.
You may have up to three consulting sessions per week. You may schedule tutoring sessions up to 14 days in advance.
If you are more than ten minutes late for a 30-minute consulting session, or more than twenty minutes late for a 60-minute consulting session, we reserve the right to cancel the session.
At certain times of the semester, particularly mid-term and finals weeks, our schedule fills up quickly. Undergraduates may not be able to schedule at the times they would prefer. If no appropriate times are available, however, you may come in and wait to see if a scheduled student cancels or does not show up. If after 10 or 20 minutes, a scheduled student does not come in, we will take any students who are waiting. We cannot put you on a waiting list or call you if an opening becomes available.
If you have a session scheduled and cannot attend, please call us as soon as possible, so we can open up that time for another student. Cancellations do not count against you in any way.
If you miss 3 consulting sessions without giving notice, your account will be disabled. If this happens, you will need to contact firstname.lastname@example.org before you can resume visiting the Writing Center. Students with 3 "no-shows" after having their account re-activated will be limited to future walk-in visits.
We do not provide tutoring by proxy. In other words, you cannot ask a friend or classmate to bring your paper in for a session. Each writer must bring her or her own work.
Canceling consulting sessions:
If you cannot attend your consulting session, please call us or drop in to let us know as soon as possible, so we can make the time slot available to someone else.
What to bring with you:
Your IUPUI Identification Number
Your preferred e-mail address
Your preferred telephone number
A legible draft of your paper or an electronic file we can access on the PC
Any relevant assignment sheets, syllabi, instructor feedback, or class notes
Confirmation of Student Visit (CSV):
While some instructors recommend that their students visit the IUPUI UWC, others require it! Most instructors, even if they do not suggest a UWC visit directly, appreciate knowing that their students took the extra time out of their busy schedules to seek additional assistance on their assignments. For those students who would like to inform their instructors of UWC visits, we offer a Confirmation of Student Visit (CSV). If you would like for us to send a CSV to your instructor, please inform us during the consulting session (rather than after the fact). You must provide us with the following information:
Your instructor's first and last names
Your instructor's department name
Your instructor's e-mail address
Your own e-mail address (if you would like to be CC'd on a CSV sent to your instructor)
Your course name (e.g., ENG-W132)
Our busiest times are generally during midterm examinations and during finals weeks. Please plan accordingly! Remember--you may schedule tutoring sessions up to 14 days in advance, so plan ahead for your paper, portfolio, and project due dates.
Frequently Asked Questions
We look forward to working with you!