The Writing Center, located in D-201 (Learning Commons), is here to help IVCC students in any class through all stages of the writing process. We also offer help and resources for faculty.

Schedule: Main Campus

  • Monday and Tuesday 8-6
  • Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday 8-4

Please stop  by our desk to see the detailed tutor schedule.

Ottawa Center

  • Monday: 10-1 and 5:30-8
  • Tuesday: 2:30-5
  • Wednesday: 10-1
  • Thursday: 2:30-5
  • Friday: 8:30-11

Make an Appointment

For traditional tutoring:

  • In person in room D-201
  • By phone at 815-224-0637
  • Use the online form. (Please allow two business days for appointments to be scheduled using the form.)

Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins are welcome when tutors are available.

Looking for a place to write? Sit in our dedicated computer bank, knows as the Writers’ Workshop, where tutors circulate periodically and are available to answer quick questions.

All Tutoring Services

The IVCC Writing Center offers several ways for students to get writing help, including an Online Writing Center for online students, virtual conferences, and phone consultations for off-campus tutoring. Learn more about our tutoring services here!

Richard Publow Memorial Awards in Writing

Visit the Richard Publow Memorial Awards in Writing page to learn about the contest and submit your essay.

Feedback Form

We encourage students and faculty to provide feedback about tutors, tutoring sessions, or services by filling out this confidential feedback form.


The IVCC Writing Center’s tutor training program is certified by the College Reading and Learning Association as a Level One International Tutor Training Program.

Visit http://www.crla.net to learn more!