The Writing Center is open for online tutoring. If the Live Online schedule is booked, consider the 24 Hrs. Later Feedback schedule.

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All Writing Center services have been moved online. Appointments can be made on one of our two online schedules: Live Online Tutoring (synchronous) and 24 Hrs. Later Feedback (asynchronous). For questions about how online tutoring works or how to access appointments, please see our page on online tutoring. The Grammar Hotline is suspended until further notice. To reach us, please email

During this pandemic, while the University of Maryland is conducting distance learning, the Writing Center will do its best to keep each and every appointment and remain accessible to students throughout each week that classes are in session, but we ask that students please understand that with our tutors all working from home on their own devices, just as students are, we cannot guarantee that technology or internet connectivity will remain reliable at all times. Illness among our staff may also result in missed appointments. While we will do all that we can to address technology and connectivity issues, and to find replacement tutors when necessary, there will undoubtedly be times when our only option will be to cancel sessions, unfortunately.

The Writing Center provides opportunities for UMD’s diverse undergraduate student body to improve their writing, research, and critical thinking skills in preparation for successful academic, professional, and civic lives. In a supportive atmosphere, trained consultants from a variety of backgrounds and majors assist writers in-person and online throughout all stages of the composition process. The Writing Center also facilitates collaborations and workshops on topics related to writing and teaching writing. We are committed to enhancing our student services through research on writing center theory and practice, conference participation, and mentoring undergraduate scholarship.

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The Writing Center works with UMD undergraduate students only.  All face-to-face tutoring at our Tawes and McKeldin locations has been suspended. We currently offer live online tutoring and 24 hrs. Later Feedback.  UMD graduate students seeking writing help should contact the Graduate School Writing Center.

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Waitlist: Once registered, if you have trouble finding a suitable time in our schedule, click on the clock icon next to each day of the week to sign up for the waiting list. You'll receive notice when an appointment opens.

How to Schedule an Appointment

Contact Us!

Call (301) 405-3785 or e-mail

1205 Tawes Hall
7751 Alumni Drive
College Park, MD 20742

Writing Center Administrators

Director: Professor Vessela Valiavitcharska

Assistant Director: Thomas Earles 

Program Management Specialist: Deborah Jackson

Administrative Fellows: Kappa Danielson