The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) offers free, hour-long writing tutorials at the Writing Center. Tutors are available to assist all currently enrolled students with any stage of the writing process. We strongly encourage students taking part in the Academic Access Program to take advantage of the Writing Center’s services.

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When you come to your tutoring appointment, please make sure to bring your assignment with you and have all your work printed out.

Schedule an Appointment

To schedule an appointment, use our online sign-up system below. For questions, contact 312.345.3588 or

Walk-in Hours

Our walk-in hours officially begin on October 24. Monday through Thursday, from 4:15 to 7:15, a tutor will be available to work solely with walk-in students. Though it may appear that the schedule is full during these times, please stop by to see if our walk-in tutor is available to work with you.

Writing Center Tutor Sign-up

To schedule an appointment with a Writing Center tutor, you will need to create an account through our online sign-up system. Once you have an account, you may schedule a maximum of two appointments per week. If you would like a standing appointment, please email the Writing Center at

Schedule a Session

To schedule a session, log in to the Writing Center Schedule (or create a new account if you do not already have one) and reserve your appointment. 

Cancel a Session

If you can't make your appointment, cancel it as soon as possible. 

If you miss three appointments in a single semester, you will be blocked from making additional appointments. If you arrive 10 or more minutes late for your appointment, it will be offered to another student.

Students may only have one appointment per day and no more than two per week.