Tutoring and Writing Center

Weekly Schedule (PDF) | Make an Appointment | High School Tutoring | Who Can Help? (PDF) | For Faculty |Stylesite | Policies and Procedures

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Hours

If the college closes, appointments will be rescheduled.

Oglesby Campus Drop-in Hours, Academic Support Center (ASC), A-201 

Drop-in services will resume Thursday, January 11.

  • Monday and Tuesday: 9 AM to 7 PM
  • Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday: 9 AM to 3 PM

Online Tutoring Sessions

  • Available by Appointment
  • The "appointment" link works for current IVCC students. If you are not a current IVCC student, please drop-in for your first visit.

Ottawa Center Drop-in Hours

  • Wednesday: 3 PM to 7 PM

Services

Course-specific tutors are available to help with a variety of coursework. Writing tutors are available to help with every stage of the writing process.

  • Online appointment (Zoom)
  • In-person appointment
  • In-person drop-in
  • Email writing@ivcc.edu for writing assignment consultations.

Weekly Schedule

Check the weekly schedule (PDF) to see which tutors are working when.

Who Can Help?

Who Can Help? (PDF) shows by subject which tutors can help. Check the tutor list for subjects and modes.

Make an Appointment

You can schedule an appointment. If you don't see the time/day you are seeking, you can request one by emailing tutoring@ivcc.edu or writing@ivcc.edu. If you are looking for an appointment within the next 24 hours, you must contact us to check for availability. For assistance, call the Tutoring and Writing Center at 815-224-0637. 

The "appointment" link works for current IVCC students. If you are not a current IVCC student, please drop-in for your first visit.

When you schedule an online appointment, you will receive a Zoom link in your student email. To attend your online appointment, you may also log in to Accudemia and click the Join Session button. 

Meet the Professional Tutors

Helpful Links

  • Stylesite- Citation, Grammar, and Writing Resources
  • Avoiding Plagiarism- Understanding, Documenting, and Integrating Source Material
  • Technology Loans- Borrow laptops, hotspots, webcams, and more for short-term or long-term use
  • Academic Support Center- Jacobs Library, Student Help Desk, Center for Accessibility and Neurodiversity, and Tutoring and Writing Center information
  • Student Calendar- Calendar of student events and activities

Become a Peer Tutor

Peer tutors are paid student workers. Review the peer tutor job description (PDF) including the qualifications. If interested, contact Angela at 815-224-0479 or angela_dunlap@ivcc.edu. 

Contact Information

Tutoring and Writing Center
Academic Support Center (ASC), A-201
Oglesby Main Campus
tutoring@ivcc.edu
writing@ivcc.edu
815-224-0637

Angela Dunlap
Tutoring and Writing Center Coordinator
angela_dunlap@ivcc.edu
815-224-0479

Laura Kilmartin
Tutoring and Writing Center Coordinator
laura_kilmartin@ivcc.edu
815-224-0434

At IVCC’s Tutoring and Writing Center, we know that students struggle. Many students experience difficulties with course concepts, anxiety, and loneliness. They don’t know they can ask for help. They don’t feel comfortable asking for help. They don’t know help is available. The good news is that the TWC is here to listen to and guide students to finding the help they need with studying, asking questions, and making connections. Students feel supported, seen, and heard, and they find their own success.

By providing a welcoming space, the Tutoring and Writing Center develops independent learners who improve their academic skills and confidence because everyone deserves an accessible and free environment to study and learn.