Writing Center Policies

Students who plan on taking advantage of the services provided by the St. John Fisher College Writing Center must agree to abide by the policies listed below.

The Writing Center reserves the right to refuse tutoring services to anyone who has violated these policies.

Undergraduate Tutoring

  • Students must bring work to, and be active participants in, their tutorials. We do not allow students to drop off papers for proofreading.
  • Tutorials are 30 minutes. Students may sign up for a total of two tutorials per week. Students may sign up for two consecutive timeslots, which is documented as a single visit.
  • All tutorials are documented on a summary sheet. Students enrolled in one-credit workshops will have their summary sheets sent to their Learning Community or 199 instructors.
  • Tutorials may not exceed one hour.
  • Tutors may also be available for walk-in visits.
  • Tutors are prohibited from giving opinions about grades.
  • Tutors work with writers during all stages of the process.
  • All tutees must have a current Fisher ID number with which to log in and out of TutorTrac.
  • Computers are for academic use only.
  • Turn cellular phones to a quiet setting.

Graduate Tutoring

  • Tutorials are 30 minutes. Students may sign up for no more than two appointments per week on the graduate schedule.
  • All tutees must have a current Fisher ID number with which to log in and out of TutorTrac.
  • Computers are for academic use only.
  • Turn cellular phones to a quiet setting.

Alumni Tutoring

  • Contact the director of alumni relations at (585) 385-8001.