Asynchronous e-tutoring

If you can’t find a writing tutor available at the same time you are to meet with either in-person or real-time online, you could choose an asynchronous e-tutoring appointment. In this appointment type, you will upload a draft before the start time of the appointment. The tutor will take the appointment hour to read your draft and write feedback for you. The tutor will then send the feedback to you via email. 

To make an asynchronous e-tutoring appointment: When you log into the Writing Center schedule to make an appointment, choose a white box — that’s a free spot. If the tutor you selected is offering e-tutoring appointments, the appointment form box that pops up will show that as an option. Complete the form and save it.

When you save your appointment, a window will open that asks if you want to attach a document to your appointment. You may attach more than one document, so if you have an assignment sheet or any other kind of written instructions, please upload that along with your draft. If your draft is ready when you make the appointment, go ahead and upload a Word doc when the box prompts you to. We can only accept documents in Word — if your draft is in another form, you will need to convert it first, then upload it as a Word doc.

​If you don’t want to attach a draft yet, don’t worry! You may upload a document later, as long as it is before the start time of your e-tutoring session. Just click the “make an appointment” button to log in. At the top left side of the screen, you will see “Welcome, Your Name.” Hover on the arrow next to your name to see a drop-down list that includes “My Appointments.” Click on the appointment you want to attach a file to. Scroll down and click “edit appointment.” The next screen will give you the option to attach a file.

​ When your tutor has finished writing a response to your draft, you will receive an email with that response attached as a Word document.