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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

Fall 2014
September 2 - December 12 (closed November 26 - 30)

Saint Paul campus, Library and Learning Center Room 130

  • 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.

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.
  • 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 - 8 p.m.
  • Wednesday 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.

The CAE Testing Center is closed November 26 30 for Thanksgiving, and December 12 January 20 for the Holidays.

Disability related testing accommodations for testing services on the Saint Paul, Midway, or Minneapolis campuses may be obtained through the Disability Services office.

Placement assessment tests and graduate admissions assessments may be scheduled through the Placement Assessment office.

Contact Information for all locations

Phone: 651-793-1460
Email: testing.center@metrostate.edu
Center for Academic Excellence, 700 East Seventh Street,
Saint Paul, MN 55106-5000



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