Online Writing Tutoring

Go to  WC Online to register* for and begin Online Tutoring!

The Writing Center now offers free online writing tutoring for all Mt. SAC students. On this page, you will find answers to frequently asked questions about online tutoring, our online schedule, and how to make your first online appointment. If you have any questions, please feel free to call Nicole Blean at x5616 or email her at

*Please note that first time users must click "First Visit? Click Here to Register" to create a WC Online account.

How do I make an online tutoring appointment?

Making an online tutoring appointment is actually quite easy. However, we know the first time around with anything can be a little confusing. Click here to see detailed instructions, including screen-shots, on how to make an online appointment. Basically, here's the gist:

  1. Go to our online appointment book, WC Online.
  2. If you are new to WC Online, you will need to set up your account. Just click where it says "First visit? Click here to register" in the mid-left side of the screen.
  3. Once you have created your account, login, go to the drop-down menu at the top of the screen, and select the Online Tutoring schedule.  
  4. Any box that is white is available. Choose which appointment you would like, fill in the necessary information, and click "Save" at the bottom of the screen.

Is online tutoring different than face-to-face tutoring?

Well, not really. The main difference between regular and online tutoring is where the actual tutoring happens. Regular tutoring happens in the Writing Center. Online tutoring can happen anywhere you have a computer and Internet access. That's right! You no longer have to come into the actual Writing Center to get tutoring (unless you want to). When it comes to how the tutor works with you, it is the same as face-to-face tutoring. Our online tutors can help with any stage of the writing process and any writing related questions you may have.

Can a tutor help me with my DLA?

Absolutely! Many of our DLAs have been designed so that you can do them completely from home. Just make sure that if you want to see a tutor online to complete your DLA that you complete all of your work on the DLA Word file. For help scheduling an online tutoring appointment for your DLA, please read the directions below. We look forward to "seeing" you online!

How do I start my online tutoring session?

To begin your online tutorial, simply log back into WC Online. Next, click the Online Tutoring schedule from the drop-down menu at the top of the screen. Once you are in the Online Tutoring schedule, find your appointment block and click it. After opening your appointment block, you will see a red link that says, "Start or Join Online Consultation." Click this and you're in! You can chat with the tutor on the lower right side of the screen, and you can copy and paste your paper on the left side of the screen where you will see a large whiteboard. Below is a screenshot of what an online tutorial looks like.

Online Tutorial



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