The CAS Center for Writing

Writing Tutoring

The CAS Center for Writing offers one-on-one tutorials free of charge to students with papers from Writing Program courses (CAS WR courses) and their equivalents (such as EN 120, EN 220, HI 150, etc) and to students with papers from other CAS courses (on a walk-in basis only). Tutoring is provided for CAS academic papers only. For help with career-related, technical, and professional writing, or papers for other BU courses, please contact the Educational Resource Center, the COM Writing Center, or the Career Center.

Tutorials take place at the Center for Writing and at a satellite location at Mugar Library. Students may reserve tutorial sessions online, by phone, or in person as follows:

If you are seeking help for a WR paper or a paper in a WR-equivalent course, you may sign up by phone (617-358-1500), in person, or online . Be sure to sign up with the tutor specializing in your class level. For example, if you are enrolled in WR 097, sign up only with those tutors next to whose names you see a (WR 097)  designation. If you are enrolled in WR 100 or WR 150, please do not sign up for slots intended for students in other class levels. Because of the high demand for tutorial services, signing up for tutors who do not specialize in your class level will cause you to receive a warning notice and your appointment to be canceled.

If you are seeking help for a paper from a CAS course that is not a WR course, you are welcome to use the center on a walk-in basis. Online or phone reservations will not be accepted for non-WR (or non-WR-equivalent) CAS courses. As a walk-in, please come at the start of an appointment time to check if a tutor is available. Appointments begin at 9 a.m., and each one lasts 45 minutes. You may have the best chance of getting an appointment if you come at the start of an appointment that has been designated as a walk-in only appointment.

Due to the high demand for tutorial services in the center, we encourage you to reserve your appointments a week in advance. Please review our policies before coming to your first appointment.

ESL Pronunciation Tutoring

New for Fall 2014, the CAS Center for Writing is launching a pilot program offering small-group tutorials for ESL pronunciation. Only students for whom English is not a first language, and who are currently taking WR 097, WR 098, or WR 100, are eligible at this time.

Students will be grouped into groups of 3-4 and matched with a tutor who has received special training in working with ESL pronunciation needs. Tutorials will take place once a week (time to be determined according to scheduling constraints) for 50 minutes, for a total of six weeks in the semester.

Tutorials take place at the CAS Writing Center or in another room in the Center for Student Services (100 Bay State Road).

If you are interested, please contact:
Christina Michaud
ESL Coordinator

Writing Center Coordinator

David Shawn,

Main Location

CAS Center for Writing
100 Bay State Road, 3rd Floor
Boston, MA 02215

Satellite Location

Mugar Library
771 Commonwealth Avenue
1st floor, Alcove 2 (next to the Reference Desk)

Book a Tutoring Appointment

Tutors are available for all CAS WR classes. Appointments can be booked online.

At the writing center
Tutoring in the dorms

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Spring 2016 Catalog

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