eTutoring: Submitting a Draft for Review 

What is eTutoring?

eTutoring, or asynchronous tutoring, is where you submit your draft via our online tutoring platform, and a tutor reviews it and sends it back to you. There is no conversation between you and the tutor, although you can still let them know your main concerns about the paper in the appointment information box when you submit your draft. This is not a proofreading service; the tutor will provide suggestions and respond to your writing as a reader, but they will not make “edits” or “corrections” to your work.

eTutoring could be a good option for you if your camera and microphone don’t work well, you’ve experienced technical difficulties with other video platforms, or you’re working from a different time zone.

How to Create an eTutoring Appointment

  1. Log in to WC Online and select the eTutoring schedule

  2. Find an available time slot where you will submit your paper to be read by the tutor and select the “Yes. Schedule eTutoring appointment” option.

  3. Upload your current draft, the prompt or assignment description if you have it, and any other information you think will be helpful. We ask that you limit your uploads to .doc, .docx, or .txt to ensure compatibility with the tutors’ computers. (For example, if you have a Mac and send a Pages document, a tutor with a PC will not be able to open it.)

  4. Click “Create Appointment,” and your time slot is now reserved.

Please note that you don’t necessarily have to have to complete your draft before you make your appointment. You can reserve the time slot ahead of time, and then at any point before that session is scheduled to begin, you can upload any files by clicking on the appointment and selecting “Edit Appointment” at the bottom of the window.

For a helpful tutorial on how to schedule your eTutoring appointment, watch the video below!

What Happens in an eTutoring Appointment

The tutor will spend thirty minutes reading, reviewing, and commenting on your writing. You can expect to receive an email notification with a document attached that contains the tutor’s feedback within 24 hours.

Although you will not interact directly with your tutor, we have asked the tutors to treat asynchronous eTutoring as much like a normal session as possible. This means that the tutor will not spend extra time beyond the hour reading your paper, and they will not make direct edits or proofread your work. Keep this in mind when scheduling, as you will still need to review the tutor’s comments and make your own revisions before the work is ready to turn in.

Schedule your eTutoring appointment by clicking HERE.