Rather than meet with a tutor face-to-face in the Writing Center, writers who request online appointments meet with their tutors online through our WCOnline portal. It works (and looks) like an online chat.  There is no audio or video.

Who Can Use Online Tutoring

All members of the SJU community are welcome to make in-person or online appointments Monday through Sunday, depending on tutor availability. However, we strongly encourage writers, especially undergraduate day students, to make face-to-face appointments.

How It Works

In the appointment form on WCOnline, which you fill out to schedule an appointment, you will be asked whether or not you wish to meet online in a drop-down menu.  Select “Yes – Meet Online.”

A few minutes before your appointment is scheduled to begin, log back into sju.mywconline.com and click on your appointment box to pull up your appointment form.  In that form, you will see the following words in red: Start or Join Online Conversation. Click on the words in red.  A new window will open.

On the left-hand side of your screen, in the largest portion of the window, paste the document that you would like to review with your tutor.  On the right-hand side of your screen, you will see the chat space.

Your tutor will begin the chat by greeting you and, if it is your first time doing an online appointment, the tutors will also help you navigate the online tutoring process.

Click on the video below for more information.