Weekly Tutoring

Weekly Tutoring, Writing


Welcome to our Weekly Tutoring 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 one of our friendly tutors. 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 three main service formats to see which works best for you: Appointment, Drop-in, and Weekly. Or, check out our select Workshops, Writer Hours (Coming Soon), and RRR Week Writing Retreat services (Coming soon).

About this Service

Weekly Tutoring offers in-person or virtual one-on-one writing support for student writers enrolled in any academic course at Cal. Writers meet with their tutors on a weekly basis—for 50-minutes—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.

Hours of Operation

Thank you for using our services this semester! Weekly service has returned!

Hours of Operation: 

How to Sign up for Weekly

Our weekly service requires the following two steps to begin:

  • Submit a Weekly Service Request Form for Summer 2024
  • Complete a mandatory, virtual orientation to be scheduled at the time of your tutor assignment.

The Process

So you’ve completed the request form—what’s next?

After reviewing your request, we will assign you a weekly tutor based on your form submission details. You will receive an email from the SLC Writing Program (slcwritingprg@berkeley.edu) with your weekly tutor assignment and orientation date. Be sure you have added our email to your contacts so that we are not routed to spam.

Within 48 hours of receiving the system confirmation, your tutor will follow up with you to confirm your first session. Please follow up with your tutor to let them know you will be there!

About Weekly Orientations

Your virtual orientation will take place during your first session with your assigned Writing Tutor. The purpose of the Weekly orientation is to familiarize you with the service and ensure this is the right service for you. Additionally, you and your new Writing Tutor will have the opportunity to establish your meeting time, mode, and expectations as well as set goals for your writing journey and partnership this semester.

Preparing for your Orientation

At the start of your orientation, please join our virtual lounge. You can find the link in your confirmation email and linked below. Please have any course materials (syllabi, readings, prompts/assignments, outlines, drafts, etc.) ready and accessible to discuss with your tutor.

Important Note: You will not likely have time to discuss any writing assignments during your first session. We encourage you to visit us for Drop-in if you have any pressing projects at this time. You can visit your assign tutors' hours or any of our friendly tutors' Drop-in times. They are all here to support you!

How to Visit Us

Once you’re assigned and your orientation is confirmed, see below how to visit us.

To get started in-person:

  • Visit the Vèvè Writing Lounge located on the 1st floor the César Chávez Atrium (entrance located in Lower Sproul).
  • Complete the sign-in form (will be shared by the Program Ambassador at the sign-in desk).
  • Wait for our Ambassador to connect you with your Weekly Tutor.

To get started virtually:

  • Log on to the Virtual VèVè Writing Lounge (<— Zoom link)
  • Complete the sign-in form (will be shared by the Program Ambassador).
  • Wait for our Ambassador to connect you with your Weekly Tutor.

To make the most out of your virtual session, we encourage you to check out our Virtual Student Guide (bmail log-in required).

If you have any questions or encounter any technical difficulties, contact us at slcwritingprg@berkeley.edu.