who we are
WIP peer tutors and writing fellows are undergraduates who have successfully completed the WIP course for which they tutor. They are not only good writers but also understand how to write within their discipline.
What we do
The Center for Academic Writing provides peer tutoring for students who are enrolled in WIP courses that have WIP peer tutors and writing fellows affiliated with them. WIP peer tutors and writing fellows help students of all abilities become better writers by helping them focus on every step of the writing process - from brainstorming ideas, prewriting, and outlining to drafting, revising, and editing. You don't need to have a completed draft to meet with peer tutors or writing fellows.
Peer tutors and writing fellows can provide the most effective help if students come early in the assignment process and return throughout the semester. Please remember - peer tutors and writing fellows are not graders, proofreaders, or editors.
We encourage you to work with your WIP peer tutor or writing fellow more than once on the same assignment!
If you are looking for help with a non-WIP course, The Learning Support Center offers writing support for all NEIU students in all NEIU courses.
Types of support
WIP peer tutors and writing fellows are available during their peer tutor hours - approximately 5 hours a week in CAW. Please make an appointment to work with a peer tutor by calling CAW at (773) 442-4492.
WIP peer tutors and writing fellows are also available to tutor students virtually if students cannot see peer tutors or writing fellows face to face. You can use Skype, Gmail chat, or a messaging client (e.g. Meebo or Pidgin) with your peer tutor or writing fellow. Please email your peer tutor or writing fellow to schedule a virtual tutoring session.
WIP peer tutors and writing fellows for some WIP courses hold small group workshops on topics related to writing in the discipline. Workshops are 50 minutes long and include time for students to apply what they have learned. Contact CAW or your WIP peer tutor(s) or writing fellow(s) for more information.
what to bring
To make the most out of your tutoring session, we recommend that you bring the following:
- Two copies of any written work (or a digital copy of your work)
- Class notes
- Assignment description
Please note that peer tutors and writing fellows will not write on documents that you will take home. Peer tutor and writing fellow notes do not leave CAW.