Our Services


The heart of any writing center lies in its one-on-one services, and at the UTM Writing Center, we always have several staff and student tutors available to consult with visitors on their writing. We operate on a walk-in basis and can work with you at any stage of the writing process. Bring whatever you have to us: we’ll be glad to sit down with you and discuss it!


Once a month, the writing center hosts a free roundtable where we celebrate writing with the campus at large. Sometimes we host guest speakers; other times, we invite the community to read their favorite works, including their own stories. Check our Facebook page or your university email to see how you can participate in the next roundtable!

Immersion Activities

Writing is a skill that we continue to master throughout our lives. Even if you don’t have a particular essay to work on, we can always provide you with a meaningful activity that can help you fill the gaps in your writing experience and improve on your strengths. If you are a student in ENGL 100-110, these activities are also a recommended way to fulfill your lab requirements. Talk to your instructor to find out more.

Our Lab and Facilities

At our main location (The Hortense Parrish Center, HU 209), visitors have access to the following resources:

  • a full computer lab with Skyhawk Printer
  • an accessible computer with vision and hearing software installed
  • comfy couches and worktables
  • a miniature library stocked with citation guides, grammar guides, and a variety of classroom texts

Online Zoom Tutoring

The UTM Writing Center now offers virtual tutoring!


It's as Easy as 1, 2, 3:

  1. Schedule your appointment via owl@utm.edu
  2. Connect to Zoom via your laptop, tablet, or other mobile device
  3. Get the help you need


Every Tuesday (September 11 - December 4) 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. (Central Time): Join via Zoom

Every Thursday (September 13 - December 6) 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. (Central Time): Join via Zoom

Every Friday (September 14 - December 7) 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. (Central Time): Join via Zoom


A full user guide to Zoom can be found here.

Classroom Presentations and Orientations

Orientations: The best way to introduce students to the writing center is to march them straight to HU 209 and show them our facilities in person. Our staff can explain the basics of our services and encourage students to ask questions.


Classroom Presentations: Our staff and students are qualified to give talks on a number of writing concepts including, but not limited to:

  • Creating thesis statements
  • Quoting and paraphrasing
  • Citation styles (MLA, APA, ASA, Chicago, etc.)
  • Peer editing tips
  • Revision strategies

Whether you need an excellent substitute or a knowledgeable guest speaker, the writing center is the place to ask.


To schedule a classroom visit or orientation, please contact Mary Beard at mebeard@charter.net. We ask that visits be scheduled at least a week in advance.

General Questions

We are happy to answer quick questions from students, staff, faculty, and the community.


Our phone number: (731) 881-7277

Our Email: owl@utm.edu