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Des Moines

Writing Center

Learning Support Services - Writing and Math Center

The Des Moines Writing and Math Center offers peer tutoring in Writing, Accounting, and Finance.

Fall Writing tutoring hours:
Monday - Tuesday 9-5:30
Wednesday 9-7
Thursday 9-7
Friday and Sunday (see online tutoring)

Fall Accounting/Finance tutoring:
Monday/Wednesday 9-11
Tuesday/Thursday 3:30 - 5:30

* For a writing or accounting/finance tutoring appointment, stop by 29-313 or email us at

Online Tutoring:
For students who cannot make it to campus during office hours, the "Online Learning Support Center" provides peer writing tutoring services Monday - Friday and Sunday evenings. CWU-Des Moines students are automatically enrolled in the "Online Learning Support Center" in Canvas where tutors can work with you on any writing assignment for any class to help you build your academic writing, problem solving, grammar, and research skills. Online tutoring is available in the following formats:

Outlook Email:
Email consultations are available as drop-ins on a first-come/first-served basis by emailing your paper to Email requests should include the following:
Name & Student ID
Campus & Major
Year of study (Junior/Senior)
Languages spoken
Course # and Professor
Assignment instructions or requirements

* Please allow a 24-48 hour turnaround for written feedback.

Skype consultations are available by appointment. Please email add CWU-UWC as a Skype contact, and email to request a Skype appointment. Include the following information:
Name & Student ID
Skype user name
Campus & Major
Year of study (Junior/Senior)
Languages spoken
Course # and Professor
Dates/times you are available to meet.

Canvas Discussion Boards
Throughout the quarter, the OLSC tutors may open up student discussion boards in the Canvas "Online Learning Support Center" that relate to certain commonly asked questions, such as APA formatting or research tips. Tutors and peers may log into the threaded discussion boards at any time to post related questions and answers or to review others' comments. Students in the OLSC will automatically receive a Canvas notification when a new discussion section is opened.


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Questions? Please email
Or call (206) 439-3800 ext. 3827.