Formats of Service


Our services are designed to support writers at all stages of the writing process. Whatever written assignment you have—a response paper, a report, a literary essay, or a research project—we invite you to visit us early and often. You don't have to have a complete draft to work with a tutor. Bring a prompt, a rough idea, or just reading notes, and we will work with you to build a solid foundation for your paper. Explore our four main forms of services below: Virtual AppointmentDrop-inWeekly, and Workshops, Additionally, see what support we have to offer during our RRR Week Writing Retreat.

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Virtual Writing Tutoring Appointment (Returns 6/21)

Schedule a 50-minute Virtual Writing Tutoring Appointment in advance or same-day to discuss your work in depth. Featuring the same engaging features and dynamic feedback of our in-person services, our new virtual format is ideal for writers who are looking for tools to solidify their ideas and refine their prose.

How to Make a Virtual Appointment  

Our appointment service requires a one-time registration. Once an account is created, you will be able to make, modify, or cancel an appointment with the click of a button. If you already have an account, simply proceed to Make a Virtual Appointment

Create a New Account || Make a Virtual Appointment

To make the most out of your virtual session, we encourage you to check out our Student Guide.

If you have any questions or encounter any glitches, contact us at

Cancellation Policy

If you need to cancel an appointment, please do so at least 2 hours in advance. Cancellations made less than 2 hours in advance are considered late. Two late cancellations or no-shows in a month may result in your tutoring privilege being suspended for the remainder of the semester.

Virtual Drop-in (Returns Fall 2021)

Writers can log-in for a 30-minute one-to-one virtual session with a tutor to discuss strategies for strengthening their paper. This format is particularly ideal for writers who are seeking focused feedback on specific aspects of their essay.

How to Sign in

No prior scheduling is required. To get started:

  • Join the Virtual VèVè Writing Lounge.
  • Complete the sign-in form (link located in the lounge welcome message).
  • Wait for our Virtual Ambassador to connect you with one of our friendly tutors.

Please note that Virtual Drop-in Service hours are 1:00PM - 5:00PM (PDT), Monday through Friday.

To make the most out of your virtual session, we encourage you to check out our Student Guide.

If you have any questions or encounter any glitches, contact us at

Virtual Weekly Tutoring (Returns 6/21)

Weekly Tutoring offers one-on-one writing support for student writers enrolled in any course at Cal. Writers meet with their tutors on a weekly basis to practice writing as a process. This format is ideal for writers who wish to gain deeper insight into the U.S. academic writing conventions and who understand that "good" writing is a practiced and learnable set of skills.

To make the most out of your session, we encourage you to check out our Student Guide.

How to Sign up

Orientation Schedule

Spring 2021 || Week 12*

  • Monday, 4/12 || 3PM-4PM || RSVP to receive Zoom Link
  • Tuesday, 4/13 || 5PM-6PM || RSVP to receive Zoom Link
  • Wednesday, 4/14 || 1PM-2PM || RSVP to receive Zoom Link

*Orientations are offered on a rolling basis throughout the semester. All listed times are PDT. Dates are updated every Friday after 6PM (PST/PDT).

Virtual Workshops

UPDATE: Our workshop format has been suspended until further notice. Check back with us in upcoming semesters for new offerings.

RRR Week Writing Retreat

Are you working on one or a couple of final papers? Are you more productive around other people? Do you find conversation with an attentive peer tutor helpful to your writing process? If so, our retreat is for you! The SLC Writing Program proudly hosts Writing Toward the Finish Line: A Retreat for Students Working on Final Papers during RRR Week.

Some features include:

  • Focused and motivated peers
  • Friendly, knowledgable tutors
  • A space conducive to writing
  • Light refreshments

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