New! Academic Skills and Writing Development Blog. Our tutors share some of the techniques, strategies and tips we use in our tutorials, reflecting the various issues that arise over the course of the academic year.

 

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; 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, and we can offer you up to 3 tutorials a semester to work on aspects of academic work such as:

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

Due to high demand, please note:

  • Only one appointment can be booked at a time
  • Only one tutorial per week
  • There is usually a limit of three appointments per semester. 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 three appointments 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.