Frequently Asked Questions
How can the writing center help me?

Our tutors can help with academic papers at any stage of development in any subject or class.

This includes research presentations and papers, help with understanding an assignment, citations and references, proofreading, planning and outlining a paper, resumes and cover letters, and college admission essays.


What do I bring to my tutoring session?

Bring your assignment or syllabus, notes/outline/draft, ideas, a list of outside sources, and questions.


What can I expect at my tutoring session?

Our tutors will help you understand your assignment, help plan and outline your paper, and help with the structure and organization of your project.

We will review with you the rules of writing, grammar, and punctuation. We will guide you in properly paraphrasing content to avoid plagiarism, also.

We will help you to properly cite and format in-text citations and create a works cited or references page.

Our tutors, however, will not write or rewrite your paper for you or guarantee any outcomes or grades.


What if I am already a good writer?

It's always a good idea to have another perspective. Our tutors will review your paper to help catch any errors.


How can I make a tutoring appointment?

Call 434.832.7628 or email to set up a virtual tutoring session, or schedule your own appointment using Navigate in myCVCC.


How can I get the most from my tutoring session?

Plan ahead! Don’t wait until an assignment is due to contact the Writing Center. Start early. Attend a series of virtual tutoring sessions and get help throughout the writing process.