Get the help you need in identifying, understanding, and improving your academic writing strengths and weaknesses. The Online Writing Center helps online students at all levels of English writing proficiency. Let our trained peer tutors and knowledgeable staff help you with your writing needs. We look forward to serving you and helping you grow as a writer.

Please familiarize yourself with our services, policies, tutorials, and resources below before clicking the “Request Tutoring” button located under each tutoring option.

Visit our how to become an Online Writing Tutor page for more information.

Hours of Operation
  • Monday:12 p.m.-6 p.m. EST
  • Tuesday: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. EST
  • Wednesday:10 a.m.-2 p.m. EST
  • Thursday* 4 p.m.-6 p.m. EST
  • Friday: 2 p.m.-5 p.m. EST

*The OWC Live Chat does not operate on Thanksgiving Day.

Live Chat may only be used to submit brief grammar or formatting inquiries. Questions regarding tutoring requests or other topics should be emailed to Students working on end-of-program projects should direct questions to their departments or search online for qualified editors. Your chat window will be closed if your question is not about grammar or formatting. (“Formatting” could be one question about anything related to formatting, such as a citation, a reference, the title page, in-text headings, margins, spacing, etc.)

Ten minutes are allotted per chat. After ten minutes, your chat window will close so the host can move on to other users, but if you have further questions, please email

Please visit our “Live Help” page for chat assistance. If an agent is not available, you can submit your question, and it will be answered via your Liberty email within 24 hours.