The University of Montana’s Writing Center has started offering online tutoring, allowing students to get live feedback on their papers anywhere they have internet access.
“Pretty much everything they can do from their couch,” said Kelly Peterson, director of the Writing Center.
The tutoring is available for students enrolled in online courses or “blended courses” like technical writing classes that have both an online and in-class component. Because the tutoring is in its early stages, it isn’t open to students who are not taking online courses this semester. The Writing Center is located in the Liberal Arts building, and students in any class can sign up to receive face-to-face tutoring on campus.
Both online and face-to-face tutoring through the Writing Center are free for students. The money to fund the new online tutoring program came from a grant shared between the Writing Center and UM Online, which organizes the University’s online courses, Peterson said.