University of Maine Writing Center: Online Tutoring







Two peer-tutors consulting with a client in the UMaine Writing Center.
Tutor Coordinators, Jane Horovitz and Kate Follansbee, consulting with a client

Science writing, creative writing, analytical writing. Presentations, literature reviews, finding and citing sources… we’re on it.

Contact for questions and accommodations.

Mission Statement

The UMaine Writing Center has supported face-to-face tutorials since 1978, and online tutorials since 2016! Our services are free and open to all members of the university community.

Our mission is to create a lasting and positive relationship between writers and their writing through peer-to-peer collaboration. We use a synchronous peer-tutoring model (i.e.: face-to-face consultations in real or virtual space).

Our UMaine student tutors are professionally trained to tutor across disciplines and genres in all of UMaine’s Colleges. We support multiple genres in writing, reading, and public speaking. We support document design projects (websites, online portfolios, PowerPoint presentations, Linkedin accounts) see our About the Tutors page. We also support grants, proposals, resumes and research projects.

We are a Safe Zone certified learning space committed to empowering and energizing all writer’s identities.

Contact Us

Email Address: (for general questions OR to apply as a Writing Center tutor (see our FAQ page for more info). 

Director: Paige Mitchell (581.3832)

Tutor Coordinators: Jane Horovitz and Kate Follansbee

ELL Specialists: Erin Wight, Jim McCarthy, and Paul England

Founder: Professor Emeritus, Harvey Kail

supporting ELL students
For information about our English Language Learner (ELL) tutors, see our “About the Tutors” page.

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