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Summer Tutoring

Content tutoring is offered online through Smarthinking. You may use this tutoring as frequently as you wish and it is free. Access is through your course Moodle site. Connect live with tutors for assistance, to schedule a session, to submit a question or submit writing for detailed feedback.  To learn more about Smarthinking, watch this short video here.

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Writing Assistance

  • All summer tutoring offered for writing will be ONLINE ONLY. Students may use the online writing specialist or may submit their papers to Smarthinking. There is a link to Smarthinking on each class Moodle site.

  • Writing assistance for graduate and undergraduate students is offered by Lindsay Cummings, Viterbo's Graduate Writing Specialist, or through Smarthinking.

  • The writing specialist will offer help at any stage of the writing process and on any type of paper.She can answer questions about formatting in APA, MLA, AMA, and Chicago Style.

  • The specialist DOES NOT proofread papers. Rather, she models correct writing practices.

  • Comments are restricted to structure, coherence, grammar, punctuation, and usage.  The writing specialist does not provide feedback concerning subject content.

  • For GRADUATE writing assistance, students can submit papers using this Form for Graduate Writing Assistance. You will submit your paper with this form.

  • For UNDERGRADUATE writing assistance, students can submit papers using this Form for Form for Summer Undergraduate Writing Assistance. You will submit your paper with this form.

  • Students should list any concerns and/or identify specific areas of the paper they would like reviewed.

  • Students will receive an email confirming that the paper has been received and providing an approximate turnaround time for the paper. The specialist will typically return papers via email within two to three days.

  • PAPER VOLUME: If the volume of requests is high, the turnaround time for a paper may exceed three days. Students should allow for plenty of time when submitting papers due to the potential for high demand. Depending on the volume of requests, availability of writing assistance may be adjusted throughout the summer.

  • PAPER LENGTH: Papers longer than 20 pages may take up to a week to review. Please plan accordingly.

  • Specific questions about summer writing assistance may be emailed to Lindsay Cummings at gradwriting@viterbo.edu