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Who we are and What we can do for you

The ability to write clearly and concisely is essential for success in any field of study. Metropolitan State University's writing centers provide free writing support for current students, faculty, and staff. Tutors are faculty, graduate, and experienced peer writing consultants whose flexibility meets the needs of inexperienced as well as proficient writers wanting to become more skilled. The tutors are accomplished in all phases of the writing process including:

  1. Analyzing an assignment and organizing ideas
  2. Narrowing and focusing a topic
  3. Formulating a thesis
  4. Introductions and conclusions
  5. Moving smoothly from point to point
  6. Looking critically at sentence structure, diction, and grammar
  7. Revising and editing

Location and Contact Information

Our St. Paul campus location is within the Center for Academic Excellence on the main floor of the library building (room 130). Our Midway campus location is on the lower level (room H). Our Minneapolis Location is in the Management Education Center (room 4070). Our Brooklyn Park location is in the Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Education Center (room 138). The Writing Center specializes in face-to-face tutoring that offers you the most comprehensive learning.

We encourage appointments. You can schedule a 50-minute face-to-face appointment by calling 651-793-1460 or by emailing the Center at centerfolk@metrostate.edu. To meet the demands of busy schedules, we also offer telephone and email tutorials as well as drop-in tutorials, if available. To request a telephone or email tutorial, send a completed Client Visit Record to centerfolk@metrostate.edu.

NOTE: Tutors may not be able to cover a paper longer than 6 pages in the allotted time.

General Information

Telephone and email tutorials must be scheduled in advance by calling the Writing Center at 651-793-1460, and either faxing 651-793-1463 or emailing centerfolk@metrostate.edu your assignments and writing to us.

Accommodations for people with disabilities may be requested by calling Disability Services at 651-793-1540 (voice) or 651-772-7687 (TTY/TDD) or by emailing disability.services@metrostate.edu

Current Tutor Schedule

Summer 2014
May 19 - August 15 (closed May 23 - 26 and June 30 - July 6)

Saint Paul campus, Library and Learning Center Room 130

  • Monday 2 - 6 p.m.
  • Tuesday 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. & 2 - 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. & 2 - 6 p.m.  
  • Thursday 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. & 2 - 6 p.m.

Midway campus, Lower Level Room H 

  • Monday 2 - 8 p.m.
  • Tuesday  10 a.m. - 1 p.m. & 2 - 8 p.m.
  • Wednesday  10 a.m. - 1 p.m. &  2 - 8 p.m. 
  • Thursday 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. & 2 - 8 p.m.
  • Friday 2 - 6 p.m. 
  • Saturday 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. & 2 - 4 p.m. 

Minneapolis campus, Management Education Center, 4th Floor Room 4070

  • Tuesday  10 a.m. - 1 p.m. & 2 - 5:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. & 2 - 5:30 p.m.
  • Thursday  10 a.m. - 1 p.m. &  2 - 5:30 p.m. 

LECJEC campus, Room 104 

  • Tuesday 2 - 6 p.m.

The CAE Writing Center is closed May 23 - 26 for Memorial Day Holiday Weekend, June 30 - July 6 for Independence Day Holiday week, and August 16 - September 1 for the semester break.

The Center for Academic Excellence (Math, Science, Writing, and Testing Centers in all locations) will open for the Fall Semester on Tuesday, September 2, 2014.

This schedule is current as of May 12 2014.



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