Writing Tutorial Services (WTS) is now located on the first floor of the Information Commons in the Wells Library and provides free 50-minute tutorials to IUB students at all stages of the writing process. Their hours during the regular academic year are: 10am to 8pm Monday through Thursday, and 10am to 5pm on Friday.
To arrange a free tutorial, you should call ahead (855-6738) or stop by WTS—preferably several days in advance—and make an appointment. 50 minutes for each tutorial session is usually set aside, although your session might not last that long. WTS will see students in the IC without an appointment if a tutor is available, but keep in mind that might not be always possible, especially at busy times of the semester.
During the regular academic year, WTS tutors are also available in three satellite locations. You can consult with a WTS tutor in the evenings at the Academic Support Centers (ASCs) located in the center buildings of Briscoe, Forest, and Teter. WTS at the ASCs is open from 7pm to 11pm, Sunday through Thursday.
Please note that sessions at satellite locations are generally shorter than tutorials at WTS. Often, it’s helpful to come with a clear idea of what issues you’d like the tutor to address. There is a sign-up sheet for walk-in sessions, so you’ll want to arrive early.
In addition, you might be interested in knowing that:
- WTS is a free service for all IU students.
- WTS can help with any kind of writing project and at any stage of the writing process: brainstorming, revising, polishing, etc.
- WTS works with good writers as well as struggling ones.
- Just in case you’re concerned about confidentiality, WTS doesn’t send reports about tutorials to professors (or anyone else!).