The Writing Center will continue to have writing consultants on duty for the remainder of the spring semester, 9am – 1 pm Monday through Friday, but you can submit your paper any time of the day.

Writing consultations will occur through email only (not in-person)

Students can email their paper to writingcenter@ivcc.edu The email should include your paper as an attachment, a copy of the directions for the assignment, and clarification of the three things on which you would like the writing consultant to focus.

We will respond to your paper within 24-72 hours, depending on volume of requests.

We are hoping to roll out a Zoom web conferencing option for consultations in the near future.  Stay tuned!

You can find quick answers, tips, and resources at the Writing Center webpage.


We are here to help you at any point in your writing process!


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

Make an Appointment

For traditional tutoring:

  • In person: 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.)
  • To make an appointment at the Ottawa Center, call 815.224.0800 or stop by the front desk.

Spring 2020 Hours – Main Campus

Monday – Thursday: 8:00am – 6:00pm

Friday: 8:00am – 4:00pm

Ottawa Center

Monday & Wednesday: 10:00am – 1:00pm

Tuesday & Thursday: 2:15pm – 4:30pm

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

Looking for a place to write? Sit in our dedicated computer bank, known 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, and phone consultations for off-campus tutoring. Learn more about our tutoring services here!


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. We are proud to include seven certified tutors on our staff, along with two professional tutors with decades of teaching and tutoring experience! Learn more about the IVCC Writing Center Tutor Training Program.

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

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.

Score BIG

Score BIG is a Blackboard game designed to help students discover the free learning support resources at IVCC, in order to increase student retention and success. Students may compete individually for prizes, or classes may compete for a class prize.

Are you new to Score BIG? Visit the Score BIG libguide to sign up and learn more!

Visitors to the Writing Center can earn points in Score BIG! Simply visit the Score BIG Blackboard and click on “Dig Deeper” to complete the activities for points–no special passwords required!