Following the Quebec government’s decision to close all university campuses due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the McGill Writing Centre Tutorial Service will not be offering on-site appointments until further notice.
We are committed to providing a barrier-free experience. If you have any accessibility needs, please let us know by emailing the MWC Tutorial Service Coordinator (mwctutorial [at] mcgill.ca).
For the fall 2020 and winter 2021 semesters, all tutoring will be conducted online via the Microsoft Teams platform. This application is available for free to students through Office 365. You will need to register for an appointment using your McGill email. Before you make your first appointment, we strongly recommend that you familiarize yourself with Microsoft Teams features.
For most students, appointments will be booked in the usual manner through the McGill Writing Centre’s online schedule: https://mwcschedule.mcgill.ca/. At the time of your appointment, your tutor will invite you to a Teams meeting for your session.
For MACES students, you can book an appointment with our online scheduler or arrange your appointment by sending an email to macestutorial.scs [at] mcgill.ca.
For general inquiries about the tutorial service, please send an email to the coordinator at mwctutorial [at] mcgill.ca.
You will need to register online—one time only—with your McGill e-mail address and a password of your choosing.
You will then be asked to fill out a brief profile section. When you are setting up your profile, please be sure to select the GMT-5 time zone; otherwise, your appointment will appear in the wrong time slot. We cannot "replace" time lost due to an incorrect time zone setting.
Pale blue on the schedule indicates that a slot has been reserved by another student. If the time slot you want is booked, check back later for cancellations.
In order to ensure that all students have reasonable access to the tutorial service, you may book a maximum of 7 hours of appointments per semester (any combination of 30-minute and 60-minute appointments). In addition, you are restricted to one hour of tutoring per day.
Again, please ensure that you select the GMT-5 time zone when setting up your profile.
Appointments must be cancelled online at least 24 hours in advance, as last minute cancellations prevent other students from using the service.
If you do not cancel an appointment at least 24 hours in advance, you will not be able to use the tutorial service until the following semester. If you fail to attend your appointment more than once, you will not be able to use the tutorial service until the following semester.
Bring with you any writing that you have done so far, as well as any relevant assignment instructions or guidelines. You should have specific questions in mind and a clear idea of what you would like to work on.
For further information about the Tutorial Service, please contact the Coordinator at mwctutorial [at] mcgill.ca.