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.
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Tutor Coordinator Alumna, Grace Marshall
Image of the UMaine's newspaper, the Maine Campus, and title of its Editor in Chief, Olivia Shipsey
Maine Campus Editor in Chief, Olivia Shipsey, wrote an (excellent) article about our online tutoring during COVID-19 restrictions
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Our Writing Center advertisement, aired on WMEB, UMaine’s radio station



Contact for questions and accommodations.

Peer-tutor alumnus, Connor Ferguson
Peer-tutor alumnus, Connor Ferguson

To apply as a peer-tutor, see our FAQ page.

To view our online portfolios, writing samples, and subject specializations, see our About the Tutors page.


See What Actually Happens…

Our online tutorials are synchronous:

(they happen face-to-face, in virtual real time)…

We discuss your work, listen to your answers, and insist you write them down… 

supporting ELL students
For information about our English Language Learner (ELL) tutors, see our About the Tutors page.
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Maine Campus Writing Center advertisement, designed by Zhen Zang, ELL Tutor Alumnus

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


  • Do you have any suggestions for services we can provide? Any workshop ideas? Let us know!