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Des Moines

Writing Center

Learning Support Services - Writing and Math Center

The CWU-Des Moines Writing and Math Center will offer peer tutoring in Writing and Statistics this summer throughout the 9 week session.

Summer 2016 Writing tutoring hours:
Mon : online only
Tues: 2-5
Wed 12-6
Thurs 12-6
Fri, Sat, Sun: (online only)

Summer 2016 Statistics tutoring hours:

Tues 2-5

* To request a writing or stats 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 Tutoring: Learning Support Services" (OTLSS) provides peer writing tutoring services Monday - Sunday. CWU-Des Moines students are automatically enrolled in the "Online Tutoring: Learning Support Services" 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 and Chat
Throughout the quarter, the tutors may open up student discussion boards in the Canvas "Online Tutoring: Learning Support Services" 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 OTLSS will automatically receive a Canvas notification when a new discussion section is opened. A Chat Room is also available for posting quick questions to tutors. Chat Rooms will be active when an OTLSS tutor is online.


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