Writing Tutoring

Our program supports writers in a variety of disciplines and range of courses.*  Our writing tutors meet with students to discuss how to:

  • brainstorm topics
  • organize their ideas
  • formulate a thesis
  • structure paragraphs
  • develop an argument

Writing tutoring is free and offered by appointment and drop-in. Our drop-in tutoring is exclusively in-person, while appointments are offered both in-person and online. To view our drop-in schedule or to make an appointment, please visit the LC | Writing Tutoring community on Penji.

You can bring a draft of your paper for a course*, or a personal statement for graduate or professional school. We will have a conversation about what objectives you have for the session and help develop a plan for meeting those objectives, whether it is outlining, researching, drafting, or revising. We will provide feedback on content clarity, organization, paragraph development, and the overall flow of the paper, but we do not provide proofreading or copy editing services.

Asynchronous feedback on your writing: If you prefer, you can submit your draft paper on our Canvas site and a tutor will provide general comments and feedback on your paper within ~24-48 hours depending on document length. Please note our tutors will not proofread or edit your paper.

Graduate students: To make an appointment with a graduate-level writing tutor, log into Penji and visit the LC | Writing Tutoring community. Select the topic Graduate-Level Writing and you will be directed to graduate student tutor availability.


*For help with Writing Program courses (01:355:xxx, 01:356:xxx), including Expository Writing and Basic Composition, go to Rutgers Writing Centers.


To access our writing tutor services, log into Penji with your NetID and password. You can use the web version on your laptop or download Penji for use on your iOS or Android mobile device.

Once you activate your account, you will see a list of communities. Each community is a different service available to you. You can join as many communities as are available and find tutoring, academic coaching, writing support, and study groups there.  All Learning Center services have "LC" in front of their names and are free and available to all RU-NB students.


Questions?  Please use our contact form.