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

During the regular academic year, we offer online tutoring to SJU students who are studying abroad or who are enrolled in the Co-op program, to students in the Professional & Liberal Studies (PLS) program, to students enrolled in online courses or programs, and to graduate students.  All other students must appear in person in the Writing Center in order to receive assistance.

On Saturdays during the academic year and during the summer, however, online tutoring is available to all students, no matter their status. Please note that we encourage all writers, when it is possible for them to sit down with us on campus, to sign up for a face-to-face appointment. We–tutors and writers alike–generally find such tutorials to be more effective.

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.