Writing and Learning Initiatives

Optimizing academic support and achievement

Become a Tutor

Interested in working in the Writing and Learning Center?

The Writing and Learning Center employs over 100 undergraduate and graduate students from across all six colleges.

Becoming a tutor for courses in your major is one of the best ways to advance your knowledge of discipline-specific material. You will gain problem-solving skills and learning strategies as you help fellow students in and outside of your program of study. You'll be joining a vibrant community of learners, and serving as a peer tutor is an excellent addition to your resume. The center offers flexible schedules and a valuable paid-work experience.

If you're interested in tutoring for the Writing and Learning Center, please complete this form, and the center's tutor coordinator will contact you. 

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Fall Quarter Updates


Writing and Learning Online Support 

September 14 - December 2

*Tutoring is virtual for fall quarter; for more information, click here.

Graduation Writing Requirement

*A GWR Portfolio has replaced the WPE; for more information, click here

Academic Preparation and Placement

Cal Poly adheres to the CSU's placement practice, which evaluates multiple measures of pre-college academic performance to determine placement in first-year English and math courses. Cal Poly also offers summer support courses in compliance with the CSU's Early Start Program to help incoming first-year students prepare for a successful college experience. For more information, click here.

Writing and Learning Center

The university's Writing and Learning Center intends to ensure optimal educational opportunities for diverse student populations through peer-to-peer support in reading comprehension, writing, test preparation, and various courses and subjects. Tutoring is free for all Cal Poly students and available online until further notice. For more information, click here.

Graduation Writing Requirement

All degree-seeking Cal Poly students, including a Master's degree or teaching credential, must fulfill the GWR.  Undergraduate students must complete 90 units before they can attempt to fulfill the requirement and should do so before the senior year. The two pathways to GWR completion are 1) in an approved upper-division course and 2) via the GWR Portfolio. For more information, click here.