Virtual Consultations

Your Hartford UConn Writing Center offers a two kinds of virtual conversation.

  • e-Tutoring Consultations are always available and offer asynchronous, remote paper discussions. We comment on your paper without meeting you and send you our notes. You can watch a discussion of this system below.
  • Online Consultations are available when we are unable to meet in person and offer synchronous, remote paper discussions. We meet in a virtual space through our scheduler during your reserved session and chat about your work together. You can watch a discussion of this system below the e-tutoring discussion.

If you are looking for instructions about attaching files to appointments, click here!

If you are looking for help with making an account, watch the video here!

e-Tutoring Consultations

E-Tutoring consultations are made through our scheduler. This consultation requires that you upload your draft and any assignment documents or other materials that we will need to help you most effectively. You do not meet with us in a virtual space, and instead we comment on your material and send you a document at the end with our notes on it.

When you make the reservation for this kind of consultation, select “e-Tutoring” as the meeting option at the top of the form, and then upload all of the materials you want us to look at.

At the time you reserved, a consultant will review the material, providing commentary and notes on what they see. These will be saved into a file for you, and at the end of the reservation time, they will send you a document with their thoughts and comments, helping you to revise your draft.

If you’d like to see the e-Tutoring system in action, here’s a video going over the system:

 

Online Consultations

NOTE: Online consultations are only available when the center is not open for in-person visitors.

Online consultations are made through our scheduler. This consultation requires you to virtually attend a meeting by going to the appointment reservation and clicking the meeting link in the popup reservation window, then speaking with a live consultant for the time. We discuss your work and listen to your concerns, trying to address as much as we can in the reservation time.

When you make the reservation for this kind of consultation, select “Online” as the meeting option at the top of the form. You do not need to upload materials for us unless you particularly wish to do so.

At the time of the reservation your consultant will come into the virtual space to speak with you about your work. The system will save any notes they write down for you to return to in the future.

If you’d like to see the Online consultation system in action, here’s a video going over it: