What we do

We want to partner with you to help UIW undergraduate students build the writing skills that will prepare them to be more successful in their college courses and careers. We support your efforts to teach these important skills by offering individual consultations, interactive workshops, in-class guided writing activities and other online writing resources.

The WLC's primary goal is to help students learn to write. Tutors will not copyedit or "fix" students' papers, but they will ask questions to encourage students to think more critically about their subject matter and assist students in identifying error patterns and stylistic concerns.

Recommend a Writing Tutor or Office Assistant

Note: The Writing and Learning Center is connected to Tutoring Services. You are welcome to use the linked form to recommend a student to become a writing tutor, a course content tutor, or an office assistant.

Prospective writing tutors must meet the following criteria to be eligible to work with us: 1) strong written and oral communication skills, 2) minimum overall GPA of 3.0, 3) patience and empathy toward inexperienced writers, and 4) ability to maintain confidentiality. Along with an application, each applicant must submit two faculty recommendations, an academic writing sample, and an unofficial transcript.

Tutors are trained in general and writing-specific pedagogies, writing center theory, and best practices in writing tutoring. They complete practice sessions and observe experienced writing tutors prior to beginning to tutor. Ongoing training is conducted regularly to address questions and challenges that come up throughout the semester.

Find the tutor/office assistant recommendation form here.

For more information, contact the Director of Learning Support Services, Dr. Amanda Johnston, by phone: (210) 805-5856, by e-mail:, or in person: Student Engagement Center, room 3162.

Request In-Class Writing Support

The WLC can provide workshops on a variety of writing topics, as well as work with individual students or small groups during class time. If you're interested in arranging in-class writing support, please fill out the form at least two business days prior to the class date you are requesting. For more information, contact Dr. Amanda Johnston at or (210) 805-5856.

You can find the form to request in-class writing support here .

The University of the Incarnate Word provides reasonable accommodation with adequate notice. To request disability accommodation for an event, visit the ADA/Section 504 page.