Writing and Learning

Connect. Collaborate. Achieve.

Campus Tutoring

Get free peer-to-peer learning support. 

Undergraduate and graduate tutors are available for one-to-one or small-group consultations on course assignments, writing projects, problem sets, exam preparation, and general study skills for courses in all six colleges, including foundational courses in each department and key subject areas like written communication, mathematics, statistics, biology, and engineering. Tutoring services at the Writing and Learning Center are FREE for all Cal Poly students. 

To view our current course coverage for one-to-one tutoring appointments, visit the Writing and Learning Center tutoring schedule (log in required). If the course or subject for which you need assistance is not listed on the tutor schedule, fill out this request form and a staff member will contact you.

Review our Frequently Asked Questions page for more detailed information about our tutoring services.

Get connected with a tutor.

The Center's free, collaborative consultations are student-driven, which means that the learning experience is propelled by the specific questions and individual needs a student brings to a tutoring session. As a result, the Writing and Learning Center offers a unique space on campus dedicated to student-centered learning. 

Tutoring is available in person at four locations on campus and online via Zoom. The main tutoring hub is located at Writing and Learning Center in Kennedy Library, Room 111C. Booking tutoring appointments in advance is recommended, but drop-in, last-minute appointments are also possible as availability allows.

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Click here for instructions on how to engage in a virtual tutoring session, or email us for assistance. For immediate Writing and Learning Center support during standard business hours, you can also connect to our virtual front desk.

Visit our Tutoring Hours webpage.

The Writing and Learning Center offers virtual and in-person tutoring appointments with four locations across campus and hours available daily Sunday thru Friday. For more information on our hours and locations, visit the Tutoring Hours webpage.

During fall, winter, and spring quarter, the center also offers drop-in tutoring hours for math and statistics, engineering, and architectural engineering in the Writing and Learning Center Help Hubs. 

          Monday - Thursday
               4:30 pm - 7 pm

      In the Library, Room 111H

           Tuesday & Thursday
                6 pm - 8 pm

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         Tuesday & Thursday
                 6 pm - 8 pm

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Connect with Additional Support Resources.

Students have access to a number of on-campus and online resources that support their academic success. We have curated a few of them on the Additional Support Resources webpage. Take a look!

Contact us for help.

If you are having trouble making an appointment or have a question about our services, please contact the center for assistance.

Writing and Learning Center Contact Information

Location: Building 35, Room 111C
Telephone: 805.756.6032
E-mail Addresswritingandlearning@calpoly.edu

Apply to Become a Campus Tutor.

Working as a tutor is a great opportunity to support your peers while strengthening your own discipline-specific knowledge, problem-solving skills, and study strategies. Visit our Become a Tutor webpage for more information.

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Special Events

Join us for a talk with renowned social linguistics and literacy scholar Dr. Suresh Canagarajah in conjunction with Global Accessibility Awareness Day on May 18, 2023:

Crip Writing: Communication through a Disability and Decolonial Lens

For more information, visit our Special Events webpage.

Academic Preparation and Transitions

The CSU has established procedures regarding first-year enrollment in General Education written communication and mathematics courses, including the assessments used to inform academic placement and support. The Office of Writing and Learning plays an integral role in help incoming first-year students prepare for a successful college experience through the Supportive Pathways for First-Year Students program. More information is available on the Academic Preparation and Transitions webpage

Academic Support

The Writing and Learning Initiatives Office offers a comprehensive menu of academic resources designed to ensure optimal educational opportunities for diverse student populations: peer consultants offer free tutoring in any course or subject, peer-led supplemental workshops and study sessions provide support for STEM-specific courses, and the online Study Strategies Library offers a collection of resources to help you achieve your learning goals. More information is available on the Academic Support Programs webpage

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. More information is available on the GWR webpage