index

Individual Tutorials

 One-to-one support

The Writing Development Centre offers individual tutorials to help you develop the academic skills to become a confident and successful independent learner. Our approach is developmental – we don’t check or correct work for you, but we do help you identify and develop effective strategies which will suit your subject and your own study preferences, and upgrade your academic performance.

Our role is not that of subject specialist and we can't advise on content; our expertise lies in understanding the requirements of academic study and effective approaches to learning and assessment. Tutorials with us are centred around your individual academic development and are non-judgemental, supportive and strictly confidential.

Appointments with our team of expert tutors are 50 minutes.

Tutorials are by appointment only and are booked online via our booking form.

Please note:

  • Only one appointment can be booked at a time
  • Only one tutorial per week
  • Up to three appointments may be booked per student per semester (please be aware that there are only 2 semesters per year, dates are available here)depending on availability (due to high levels of demand, we cannot guarantee availability). Further appointments may be offered at our discretion.
  •  Please let us know as soon as possible if you are not able to attend or no longer require your appointment, so that we can offer it to another student. Appointments can be cancelled by emailing WDC@ncl.ac.uk
  • To avoid wasted resources, we regret that if you miss an appointment without prior notice, explanation or cancellation, we reserve the right to withhold future appointments. If there are mitigating circumstances, we invite you to discuss these with the Head of the Writing Development Centre.