Virtual Writing Center

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Virtual Writing Center 

The Virtual Writing Center is an asynchronous form of tutoring that allows students to receive feedback on academic essays by submitting them to tutors via email. The Virtual Writing Center is a helpful resource for students who do not have the ability to see a tutor in person or by virtual appointment, but would still like feedback from an experienced writing tutor.

Types of Submissions

Students can submit a variety of written work, including the following: 

  • Academic papers, such as essays, research papers, or annotated bibliographies
  • Resumes and cover letters
  • Professional/Academic correspondence
  • Letters of Intent
  • General questions regarding the grammatical/mechanical rules and the writing process

Targeted Feedback

Virtual Writing Center Tutors will provide the following feedback: 

  • Identification of recurring errors in grammar and mechanics within the content of your submitted paper, along with explanations of the grammar and mechanical rules
  • Explanation of essay structure and format and assistance in organizing your paper
  • Balanced feedback and suggestions for improvements in continuity and effectiveness
  • Reference to resources such as the OWL Purdue and the Khan Academy
  • Answers to specific questions regarding your paper

Tutors will not proofread/correct all mistakes in your paper, complete ‘peer review’ assignments, or help with quizzes or exams.

Response Time 

We strive to reply within 48 hours, Monday - Friday. Papers submitted after 2 p.m. on Friday may not be reviewed until the following Monday, depending on tutor availability.


Revisions can be sent directly to the original tutor by simply replying to the email. You can also send your paper to another TLCc tutor for a different perspective. Please, include the name of the tutor you originally worked with and a description of the changes you made so that we know your submission is a revision. 

Submission Instructions 

Please send only one paper per email submission. Please do not submit multiple copies of the same paper. If multiple copies are received, only one will be forwarded to a tutor and the rest will be deleted.

Before sending in your work, please read the detailed Instructions for Submitting a Paper Online