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The Judith Anderson Herbert Writing Center serves student writers in all disciplines of the UT academic community by offering free and individualized help throughout the writing process. Trained tutors read student writing and provide feedback in one-to-one conversations. Our goal is to help students think about and improve their written work from the brainstorming stage to final revisions. If it’s writing, we can help!


Make in-person or online appointments at https://UTK.MyWCOnline.com, following these instructions for making and attending appointments. Available schedules include*:

Appointments may be made 7 days in advance and up to 1 minute before the start time. Please set an alert for yourself when you make an appointment, and be sure to show up–not attending prevents another student from getting help at a time you booked but didn’t use. Cancel in advance to open a spot for another student who needs help: just open your appointment box in WCOnline, scroll down, and click “Cancel Appointment.”

In-person locations include HSS 212; Hodges Library 220F; Veterans Success Center in Hodges Library, G020; and Morgan Hall, 226C, on the Ag Campus.

* Appointment schedules change in Summer and Mini-terms; see https://UTK.MyWCOnline.com for details at those times.


Are you enrolled in a first-year composition course (English 101, 102, 118, 131, 132, 290, 298)? 


Instructors: Information to share with your students is available on our “Support for Faculty” page.


If your first or strongest language is other than English, you may be interested in our new Canvas site, “Resources for Multilingual Writers.” This site offers a collection of resources and information for multilingual writers, and you can make use of it by ‘enrolling’ at https://utk.instructure.com/enroll/FTABWR.


Do you need help writing personal statements, resumes or CVs, cover letters, and more? Check out our “Application Help Resources” page. Get one-to-one feedback on your materials using our Application Materials Help appointment schedule. (In Summer and Mini-terms, use the Graduate or Undergraduate Writing Help schedule.)


If you are registered with Student Disability Services,  contact writingcenter@utk.edu to request additional tutoring time if you have reached the weekly limit for a particular service.


Do you need editing help? You may request that someone edit your work on a private, fee basis. To request a freelance editor, use our “Request for Editing” form. Email the requested information to writingcenter@utk.edu, and we will try to put you in touch with an experienced editor. You will negotiate the fee directly with that person. While we cannot guarantee that we can find a freelance editor for you, we will do our best!


Every year we give out awards for excellence in tutoring.  Please see this “Hodges Tutor Awards” page for the winners of this year’s awards.


Please contact us with any questions!

Email us at writingcenter@utk.edu