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Writing Help & Tutoring

Guide for all schools and disciplines: covers Regent's Academic Coaching writing center or writing lab plus library resources


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Where to get help...

The Academic Coaching writing tutors can help at any stage of any writing assignment for any Regent course.


The writing tutors are separate from the library and are part of the Center for Student Happiness. The library has many tools to help with citation, however, as you can see here. You can also get formatted citations in the library's search systems.

How to get help...

"Drop in" here to work with a tutor! Look for times marked "OL" for online or "LIB" for on-campus.

Or email for an appointment.

All the options to contact the writing tutors:

  • Schedule a video, in-person, or phone appointment by emailing,
  • Call (757) 352-4925
  • Visit Academic Coaching in person on the 2nd floor of the library (enter the main library and climb the stairs, taking the staircase to the right). See drop-in hours marked "LIB" for library "drop in" and "OL" for online drop-in hours.
  • Use the Handshake system to set up an appointment (same system as Career Services). You need to start an account for this option.


What is Academic Coaching?

  • A free resource for Regent students, both on-line & on-campus, Academic Coaching assists with academic writing, reading, and study skills. Includes the tutors previously part of the "writing center" or "writing lab."


Can Academic Coaching help with skills beyond writing?

  • Yes! They offer tutoring in reading and study skills, and they can connect you to a math tutoring service.


Can the tutors proofread or fix my paper if I drop it off?

  • No, because their goal is to help you improve your paper yourself, develop lifelong skills, and maintain ownership of your work.


Can the tutors help me cite sources?

  • Yes, the Academic Coaching writing tutors help with citations!


Do the tutors offer workshops on writing?


Should I be nervous to get help with writing?

  • No! The tutors are very nice, respectful, and well-trained. 


Who can help with research & using the library?

Videos & Handouts

Academic Coaching Statement of Purpose & Policy

  • Academic Coaching helps students become stronger self-learners; coaches will not edit or proofread a student’s work. Coaches assist students at any level with general writing, reading, and studying concepts but are not trained in curriculum-specific material. While all coaches receive the same training, feedback may differ based on the variability of live sessions and perspectives.
  • Appointments start at the top of the hour and last up to 40 minutes. Tardiness will reduce the appointment time. Students should send in any assignment materials they want coaches to look over to at least 30 minutes before the appointment. For video appointments, students will receive a link to the session in their student email about 5-10 minutes beforehand.
  • The appointment calendar fills up quickly, so schedule in advance. Students can schedule up to two appointments per week (max one per day) up to two weeks in advance. Cancel or reschedule your appointment at least 24 hours in advance to avoid no-shows. Students who no-show may lose access to coaching. Students who require accommodations should first consult with Disability Services.