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 and Thursday 8-4
Friday 8-3

See the detailed tutor schedule.

Ottawa Center

Monday and Wednesday 10-12:30
Tuesday and Thursday 2:30-4:30

To make an appointment at the Ottawa Center, call 815-224-0800 or stop by the front desk.

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.

Online Writing Center

Students in online classes can use the Online Writing Center. (Please note that this service is reserved only for students currently enrolled in an online course.)

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!