Graduate Sessions

At the beginning of the Winter 2024 term, we started using WCOnline, a new scheduling system. For more information about how to create an account and book a session, see below.

With the support of the Graduate School, the Writing Center offers face-to-face and online support for graduate students on campus. If you're working on a thesis, an article for publication, a project for a course, application materials, or any other project associated with your academic career, we encourage you to consider making an appointment with one of our Graduate Tutors.

About Graduate Sessions

Graduate Peer Tutors can help you improve your projects, but more importantly, meeting with a tutor can help you gain a more thorough understanding of the academic genres you are practicing, develop greater awareness of your audiences, and encourage more flexibility as a writer.

Our tutors will not copyedit your work. They can assist with grammar, style, and formatting, but that support will be aimed at helping you gain independent abilities. If you need copyediting for a project, consider contacting a professional copyeditor (the Editorial Freelancers Association is one resource) and/or contacting your program chair or administrators to inquire about resources for copyediting. 

Sessions are available in-person and online, via WCOnline. See instructions below for requesting an appointment. 

Most graduate tutors are Graduate Peer Tutors—fellow graduate students at Dartmouth who have received special training in writing tutoring. Others are staff members or faculty with expertise in writing and writing pedagogy. They come from diverse disciplinary backgrounds. Visit our our Staff page for more information.

How to Schedule a Session

You may schedule an appointment through our new scheduling system WCOnline

In-person, walk-in, and online-only appointments are all available, and will still require a WCOnline account. We no longer offer asynchronous tutoring.

Before booking a first appointment, please review What to Expect at a Session and the policies listed below.

How to schedule an appointment:

  • Log in WCOnline.
  • If it's your first time, you'll be prompted to create an account. Complete the requested fields, click "Register," and then log back in using the same credentials to view the schedule.
  • Select a schedule: "Undergraduate Tutoring" or "Graduate Student Tutoring."
  • To schedule a session, find an opening that matches your schedule. In calendar view, click on any available (white) slot. In search view, search for an appointment that matches your preferred date, time, tutor, and mode.
  • Once you find an opening, fill out the appointment form, answer the questions, and save the appointment. Your saved appointment will appear in the "My Appointments" dropdown on the top menu bar. You will also receive a confirmation email.

For in-person appointments, come to Berry 183 about 5 minutes before the start of your appointment.

For online appointments, log onto WCOnline a few minutes before your appointment. Click on "My Appointments" on the top menu bar, select your appointment, and click the red "Start or Join Online Consultation" button. 

After you complete your session, you will receive a survey via email.

International & Multilingual Graduate Students

Dartmouth international and multilingual graduate students have an additional support resource, our Multilingual Specialist, Besty Tremmel, PhD.

Betsy earned her M.A. in TESOL/Applied Linguistics at Iowa State University and her Ph.D. in Second Language Acquisition at UW-Madison, and she has taught academic writing to international graduate students for the past 12 years. She is excited to have the opportunity to work with international graduate students at Dartmouth, and is available to work one-on-one with students on any type of text, whether written or oral.

To set up an appointment, please email Betsy directly at Describe the nature of your project, the kind of support you need, and your availability for a meeting.

Policies: Cancellations and No-Shows

If you need to reschedule your session, please cancel at least two hours in advance.

Cancellations within two hours of a scheduled session count as "late cancellations." After five late cancellations, your account will be disabled for the term.

Two missed sessions—sessions that are not canceled—will also cause your account to be disabled.

You will receive an automated email from WCOnline when you cancel late or miss a session.

If you have questions or concerns about our cancellation and no-show policy, please email