Writing Center

As a college student, you will get many writing assignments for your classes – English especially but for others too, like philosophy, speech, history, nursing, and even art or physics. You may also do writing for scholarship and program applications, resumes, and cover letters. Great news: friendly, expert writing tutors are here to support you through ALL of it!

We can help you understand assignments and brainstorm, outline, create, organize, develop, and revise your ideas. We focus on helping you improve as a writer, which is more lasting than just improving your writing. We will not proofread or fix errors but can help you learn how to spot and correct errors. We share tips and tools to help grow your writing independence to increase your success in college…and beyond, as many careers also require writing.

We offer both in-person and online tutoring. Come see us at any point in your writing process.

  • For in-person tutoring by appointment or drop-in, go to the Writing Center in Goddard Library, room GL-208. The Writing Center is a great place to work on your assignments, knowing the tutors are eager to help.
  • For online tutoring, schedule a Zoom session.

See the instructions below for how to make appointments.


Fall Semester 2023 Hours

Monday: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Friday: 9:00am – 2:00pm

Closed for RCTC holidays:
September 4 – Labor Day
November 10 – Veterans Day
November 23 & 24 – Thanksgiving

Make an In-Person or Online Appointment

Online tutoring sessions are done via Zoom. To request a tutoring appointment, please include the following information:

  • Your Star ID: 
  • Course:  examples – ENGL 0960 or PHIL 1135 
  • Instructor Name:   
  • Assignment: 
  • Due Date and Time: 

You will receive an e-mail confirmation. For online appointments, the e-mail will have a Zoom link to join at your scheduled appointment time.
Please check your Junk or Other mailbox if you do not see a response in your RCTC inbox.
Instructions on how to use Zoom


Other Sites for Writing Help 

In addition to the help you can get at the Writing Center, many websites provide helpful videos, tools, exercises, and other information. Here are a few we recommend:

RCTC has contracted with Tutor.Com to provide 24/7 online access to a tutor. You may find this useful when you are seeking writing help outside of the Writing Center hours (evenings or weekends). You must access the tool through D2L. To access the link, go to the D2L home page, scroll down to Learning Resources, and click on Tutor.Com, or you can also access Tutor.com under the Resources tab on your course D2L page. At Tutor.com, you can connect with a live tutor, schedule a session with a tutor, or submit a draft of an essay for an essay review (feedback generally returned within 12 hours).

Purdue OWL
One of the most popular websites for writing help.

A proofreading tool offering a free or paid version to help you identify and correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation mistakes in your writing.

Khan Academy Grammar
Short videos and exercises to help you learn and practice grammar rules.


Writing Center

The Writing Center is here to help you with your reading and/or writing.


Contact Information

Writing Center
GL208 BOX 45
851 30th Avenue Southeast
Rochester, Minnesota 55904-4999