Welcome to the Writing Center!

General Info

Email Address: umwcenter@maine.edu (use this for any general questions or comments you may have)

Director: Paige Mitchell (581.3832)

FounderHarvey Kail

Tutor Coordinators: Grace Marshall and Drew Beaupré

ESL Specialists: Paige Mitchell, Zhen Zhang, Katie Wowk, and Lindsey Baillie


First Visit?

Go to WCOnline to register and make an account (click here).

From there, you will also be able to schedule your appointment online.

If you are already registered, click the link below to sign in and schedule a face-to-face tutorial!

UMaine WCOnline login


We will be open during finals week for our regularly scheduled hours, Monday through Wednesday! We will be closed Thursday and Friday, however.

Monday: 9AM-3PM, 6PM-8PM

Tuesday: 10-11AM, 12:30-1:30PM, 5-6PM

Wednesday: 9-11AM, 12-3PM, 6-8PM

To schedule an appointment today make an appointment online here, call 207.581.3828, or walk in!

What to bring to your tutoring session

pile of papers and notes

The most important thing to bring is the assignment (if you have one) and any writing you have done so far on the assignment.

Here is a helpful list of things to consider bringing:

  • The assignment (class notes, handouts, syllabus, etc)
  • Your paper, or multiple drafts of your paper
  • Research materials (this sometimes helps with citation questions or quoting)


We are currently collaborating with Virtual Academic Writing Lab Tutors (VAWLT), an online tutoring platform through UMaine at Augusta; please utilize their website HERE for online tutoring.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to create longitudinal improvement in writing and communication through peer-to-peer collaboration. We provide undergraduates and graduates with professional development opportunities. We support faculty workload and awareness of current research trends in writing convention and assessment. The Writing Center is committed to expanding our services and expertise, and to expanding the expertise of all writers.

Beyond a tutorial we provide...

  • Tutoring in languages other than English (see About the Tutors for further details)
  • Online tutoring
  • Plagiarism, MLA, APA, and Grammar Workshops
  • PC Workstation with Internet access
  • Apple TV for presentations
  • A comfortable study environment with tutors ready to answer questions and give advice
  • A SafeZone trained environment


Have an idea for the Writing Center? Want to see a specific workshop conducted? Let us know!

Follow this link to the Google form!