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Online Tutoring

Though our normal physical location in Hudson Hall is closed, we are offering online writing assistance through Zoom video/audio and e-mail from Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Our friendly tutors will respond to your writing questions and concerns, suggest revisions, and provide constructive feedback, all from the safety of home.

OPTION #1 – Zoom Tutoring:

If you would like to chat about and review your paper with a tutor in real-time over audio and video, you can schedule a LIVE tutoring appointment through Zoom during normal business hours (Mon-Thurs 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.). To do so, students must

  1. schedule a date and time for their appointment via the following booking form: bit.ly/dccwritingcenter. Make sure to select “Zoom Tutoring” at the top of the form.

  2. e-mail their instructor’s assignment directions (if available) and a Microsoft Word-compatible copy of their essay to the Writing Center at writingcenter@sunydutchess.edu BEFORE THE SCHEDULED APPOINTMENT DATE/TIME.

Shortly before your scheduled appointment time, we will e-mail you a link to the tutor’s Zoom room.

OPTION # 2 – E-mailed Feedback:

If unavailable for a Zoom tutoring appointment, you may instead request e-mailed feedback from a Writing Center tutor. To do so, students must:

  1. schedule a date and time during our business hours for their appointment via the following booking form: bit.ly/dccwritingcenter. Make sure to select “E-mailed Feedback” at the top of the form.

  2. e-mail their instructor’s assignment directions (if available) and a Microsoft Word-compatible copy of their essay to the Writing Center at writingcenter@sunydutchess.edu BEFORE THE SCHEDULED APPOINTMENT DATE/TIME.

Your essay will be returned with a tutor’s feedback within a couple hours of your booked appointment time.

  • When booking an E-mailed Feedback session, please be advised that your tutor will only be able to spend the duration of your appointment slot reading and responding to your piece. Consequently, the tutor may not be able to provide complete feedback and may recommend that you book additional appointments. If your writing assignment is time sensitive or if you have specific concerns about your paper that would be easier to discuss through spoken conversation, please consider scheduling a live Zoom tutoring appointment instead.

  • Making an appointment for e-mailed feedback is strongly encouraged. While we will provide feedback for any assignments e-mailed to us, those that are sent without a booked appointment may take up to 48 weekday business hours to be returned, depending on tutor availability.

If you have any questions about our current services, please call (845)-431-8095 or send a message to writingcenter@sunydutchess.edu.