Find out more about the Writing/Tutoring Center with answers to your frequently asked questions.

If your question or concern isn’t addressed, contact us to find out more.

How long is a typical tutorial? 

Depending on your needs, tutorials will last up to one hour.

How many appointments can I make? 

We can book two appointments at a time per class.  After one of your appointments is held, you are able to book the next appointment for that class.

Does my paper have to be finished before I meet with a writing tutor? 

No. We work with students at all stages of the writing process, from initial brainstorming to final draft. It is a good idea to bring to the appointment assignment sheets, source material, your notes, and all of your drafts. You may bring your laptop if you choose: we are Wi-Fi capable.

Are CAE services free? 


What are the credentials of the CAE tutors? 

Our professional tutors hold bachelor’s or master’s degrees in areas such as Nursing, English, Education, Counseling, Psychology and Composition Studies. Our undergraduate peer tutors have been recommended by faculty to provide content tutoring and to lead study tables.

How do I make an appointment? 

Call 860.231.5514 (off-campus) or ext. 5514 (on-campus). You may also drop in to see us at the CAE front desk (on the second floor of library) or email us at [email protected]. Email and voice mail requests will be confirmed.

Is writing tutoring available online? 

No, however if you are looking for an appointment with a Writing Tutor and are unable to make it onto campus, tutoring appointments are available over the phone. Call 860.231.5514 for details.

Do you have a cancellation policy? 

Yes. We ask that you cancel at least 24 hours in advance so we can schedule another student in the slot. Monday appointments should be canceled by 4 p.m. Friday.

Where is the CAE located? 

The second floor of the Pope Pius XII Library.

Are you open in the evenings? On weekends? 

Yes. During the fall and spring semesters, we are open on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays until 8 p.m., and Fridays until 6 p.m. We are also open from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Saturdays for tutoring. Please call ahead to check intersession and summer evening hours.