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Writing Center

Writing Center

We provide Lake Forest College students with free tutoring and resources for every stage of the writing process. Our tutors are excited to be your writing partners!

What We Offer:

  • Free, one-on-one tutoring sessions
  • Personalized writing strategies based on your needs
  • Strategies for multilingual writers
  • Free resources online and in the Center
  • Client-focused practice supporting writers at any level and any stage of the writing process
  • Over 15 trained student tutors with appointments available Sunday through Friday
  • Three types of appointments—as-needed, weekly, and walk-in

Make an appointment on our online scheduler, call us at 847-735-5233, or walk in to the Writing Center to schedule an appointment.

To schedule a weekly appointments, fill out our Self-Assessment Form

How to schedule a Writing Center appointment online.


Monday through Thursday: 10am-9pm

Friday: 10am-12pm 

Sunday: 7pm-9pm

Walk-In Hours

Daytime walk-in appointments are available during any hour of operation. Arrive at the start of the hour; a tutor will help you if a scheduled client does not arrive before ten past the hour.

Evening walk-in appointments are Sunday–Thursday from 7pm-9pm. Sign in as early as 6:50pm; a designated walk-in tutor will help you and other walk-in clients in the order you arrive.

 Walk-in appointments are first come, first serve.


Lower level of Hotchkiss Hall


We are elevator-accessible and have different tutoring spaces available to meet a variety of needs. Please let us know if there is something we can do to make your appointments more accessible. Contact Kate Oakley at oakley@lakeforest.edu or (847-735-5233).