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Writing Skills Centre

Free writing tutoring for RDP students.

Welcome to the Writing Skills Centre!

Writing tutoring is offered:


Click "Schedule 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. 

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


A Writing Tutor is available for drop-in writing help, no appointment needed! Both in-person and online drop-in are available. All students welcome!

  • In-person drop-in is in the Tutoring Centre, room 2006F, upstairs in the Library. See the calendar below for dates and times.
  • Online drop-in uses Blackboard Collaborate. See the calendar below for dates and times, and use this link to join: 

Note: A Writing Tutor is in the Blackboard Collaborate room only at the online drop-in times specified in the calendar below. See the Writing Skills Centre website for other ways to see a Writing Tutor outside those times.

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.