The Writing Center provides tutoring support for all MU students and all writing tasks. However, WI tutors are specifically hired and trained graduate students from a variety of departments at Mizzou who provide tutoring for the WI courses on campus each semester. Each WI course is assigned a faculty liaison, a WI tutor who most closely relates to the area of study. In this capacity, WI tutors will reach out to your instructor at the beginning of each semester to establish a relationship between the Writing Center and the course. Those same tutors are available to visit your WI classes in order to introduce themselves and the Writing Center’s available services.
While WI tutors are not subject- or content-specific tutors, the Writing Center strives to employ tutors from varied disciplines in order to support the range of writing styles and field-specific needs that arise in WI courses. As great general readers, WI tutors are able to help students with the writing demands that are specific to WI courses. Your schedule may not match up with the particular tutor that visits your course, but all of our tutors will always work with you on any stage of your writing assignment, from brainstorming and outlining to organizing and revising.
As with all Writing Center tutors, WI tutors aren’t there to “fix” your paper, but instead will provide comments or ask questions that allow you to maintain your own writerly voice as you revise. All Writing Center appointments are confidential, and tutors will not discuss how they assisted a student outside of the Writing Center.
To schedule an appointment or submit a draft, visit the Writing Center’s website, where you can log in with your pawprint and password.
If you are a graduate student interested in becoming a WI tutor, you can find more information here. Applications are accepted in the spring semester for the following academic year.