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Academic Support


Writing Skills Centre

Free writing tutoring for RDP students.

Welcome to the Writing Skills Centre!

Writing tutoring is offered:

  • by appointment
    • in-person at Red Deer Polytechnic Library's Tutoring Centre (room 2006F, upstairs)
    • online
  • by drop-in
    • individual help
    • academic writing groups
  • by email


Click "Book Appointment" and choose your preferred location (in-person or online). You can upload your writing assignment within the appointment booking screen.

  • In-Person appointments will be in the Tutoring Centre, room 2006F, upstairs in the Library.
  • Online appointments use Microsoft Teams. 

Book Appointment

If none of the available times work, alternate arrangements may be possible. Email to discuss.

Drop-In and Academic Writing Groups

A Writing Tutor is available for in-person drop-in writing help. No appointment needed! All students welcome!

Drop-in is held in the Library, in one of two locations:

  • Library Main Floor, east side by the windows.
  • Tutoring Centre, Library 2nd floor (room 2006F).

See the calendar for dates, times, and locations of drop-in.

Are you an Indigenous student, an International student, or a student in the Social Work program? This year we have  Academic Writing Groups specifically for you! Drop in during the times listed on the calendar to work on your assignments in an informal, supportive environment, with the Writing Tutor available to answer questions, offer suggestions, and share links and advice.

Get Writing Help by Email

We also offer writing help by email. Send an email to and include:

  • your full name, RDP student number, and program of study
  • assignment details from your course outline, including due date
  • an attachment of your essay or rough draft
  • your top 2-3 writing concerns or questions
  • how you heard about the Writing Skills Centre

The Writing Tutor will email your essay back with their comments and suggestions.

Response times will vary. When your email has been received, the Writing Tutor will inform you of the expected turn-around time.

Need Citation Help?

Looking for help with your references?

Writing Tutors are happy to help with APA, MLA, and Chicago style citations. However, Red Deer Polytechnic Library staff are the main source for citation help! Connect with them in-person or online.

Tutoring at Red Deer Polytechnic

Red Deer Polytechnic offers several tutoring services for RDP students:

Academic Upgrading Tutoring
Free tutoring in any Academic Upgrading class; for Academic Upgrading students only.

ESL Tutoring
Free individual tutoring for English-language learners enrolled in any Red Deer Polytechnic class or program.

Learning Skills & Strategies
Appointments or workshops provide tips and resources to help you become a more effective learner. Free for any RDP student.

Math Learning Centre
Free math help for students enrolled in any Red Deer Polytechnic class or program.

Peer Tutoring
Fee-based course-specific tutoring, offered at your convenience.

Writing Skills Centre
Free writing help for students enrolled in any Red Deer Polytechnic class or program.