Writing Center: Basic Info

What are we? A place for students and faculty to get 1-on-1 assistance with their writing.

Where are we? Room 402, Neville Hall. After 5PM, tutorials are held in the group study room behind the reference desk on the first floor of Fogler Library. You can also find us online.

Who are we? A group of trained student tutors across majors .

What Should You Bring

  • An idea
  • The assignment
  • Anything to do with the assignment
  • What you have so far

We work with you at any stage, and we’ll do our best to help you figure out what is going on.

The Extra Stuff

Do you have to pay? No, services are free for all UMaine students! 

Will we just edit your essay? No, but we work with you so that you can do it yourself.

Are all tutors English majors? No, but they all have the same training.

Can you work with the same tutor? As long as their hours fit with you. But multiple pairs of eyes help!

Is English Not Your First Language?

Zhen Zhang and Lindsey Bailie present
Zhen Zhang (one of our ELL specialists) and Lindsey Bailie

In addition to our ELL specialists, any of the tutors will work with you.


Beyond a Tutorial

Embedded tutors: These are tutors who go into a class once a week and work with the students of that class.

Workshops: A variety of workshops (APA, MLA, etc.) are available upon request.

Online: We are now online via VAWLT! See our Online Writing Resources page for details.

CMJ 103

We are now collaborating with CMJ 103 students. We’ll help you with your speeches! For further info, contact Paige Mitchell.