Our mission is to enhance the writing skills of SJSU students so they can communicate clearly in any setting (informal, academic, or professional). We accomplish this goal through creating original writing resources, offering workshops, and conducting one-on-one tutoring sessions. We are committed to treating students, their questions, and their assignments with respect. We recognize that every student is unique and that every assignment is different. Our writing tutors will make their best attempt to work with students to improve their writing.
View our current hours, available tutoring services, and information about our on-campus location. You also have the option to sign-up for our mailing lists for students, faculty, and staff to keep in touch with the latest updates.
We are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion at the Writing Center, both internally and externally, as a department. Read our DEI Statement to learn more about our on-going efforts to reinforce good practices in all aspects of what we do.
Learn more about our team of writing tutors, student assistants, and professional staff. You'll be able to find out about your tutor through their bio before you meet them in an appointment; also, read about the front-desk student assistants who support our day-to-day activities.
If you are a prospective or newly admitted student (frosh or transfer) who wants to know how the Writing Center can help you and where to get started, visit this page. You can also learn about how to how to access online support with account set-up before the start of the semester.
Do you want to know how many tutoring sessions we conducted in the past year? Or what our average tutoring satisfaction rate was? The Writing Center annual report provides comprehensive details about all aspects of our work and its impact from the previous year.
We are proud to showcase the selected publications and conference presentations by professional staff and writing tutors at the Writing Center, which includes titles such as "Where Does Plagiarism Stop and Paraphrasing Begin: A Practical Strategy."