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Writing Center, University College

The Writing Center is here to help you with all your writing projects. 

Free services you can receive at the Writing Center include:

  • One-on-one and small group tutoring on writing in all disciplines and at all levels.
  • Thirty-minute sessions on assignment clarification, invention and brainstorming, development and organization.
  • Thirty-minute sessions on purpose, audience and genre.
  • Tips for incorporating sources into your writing and for documenting sources effectively.
  • Tips for using images, video clips, podcasts and other media as a part of your writing project.
  • Skype and online tutoring during the week, and the Online Weekend Writing Service on weekends.
  • Use of computers and a printer.

Hours of Operation

Edinburg Hours
Monday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am – 6:30 pm*
Wednesday 9:00 am – 6:30 pm*
Thursday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

*Tutoring after 5PM at the Learning Center (LC) in Edinburg.

Brownsville Hours
Monday 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am – 4:30
Wednesday 9:00 am – 4:30
Thursday 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Friday 9:00 am – 12:00 pm


STAC 3.119
Student Academic Center, Edinburg

UBLB 3.206
Library, Brownsville

Skype Tutoring Request: Make an appointment to speak with a tutor via a video conference. Students will benefit from participating in a “real time” discussion on their computer or mobile device for approximately one hour with a tutor who will provide immediate feedback on their essay. Note: Skype sessions are limited to one per day. Due to time constraints, tutors can generally review no more than five pages per session. During mid-terms and finals, Skype sessions may be reduced to 30 minutes in an effort to serve more students.

Send Your Assignment: Submit a paper and receive comments from a tutor within 24 to 48 hours of submission. Due to time constraints, tutors generally can review no more than five pages per session. During mid-terms and finals, feedback may be delayed due to limited availability of online tutors.

Contact Us

Departmental Phone:
(956) 665-2538 (Edinburg) 
(956) 882-7065 (Brownsville)

Departmental Email:

Magdalena Flores, Tutoring Specialist

Dr. Randall Monty, Associate Director

Barbara Castellano, Administrative Assistant

Dr. Rebekah Hamilton, Director
Phone: 956-665-7974