University Writing Center


    WILSON 1106; (410) 621-3656

    To access the My Writing Center Online site, log in through the UMES portal; the Writing Center is one of the  app icons there.  You no longer need a separate password.  We look forward to working with you in Fall 2019!

    Director:  Dr. Terry Smith Kundell,, (410) 621-3071
    Writing Center phone: (410) 621-3656

    For Fall 2019, we will continue to offer not only face-to-face but also online tutoring.  For online tutoring, make an appointment through the regular schedule and remember to upload your assignment and your document as a Word attachment before the start of the appointment time. We even offer online tutoring on the weekends!  The only difference is that the tutors have until midnight to respond to your uploaded document, but they usually respond much more quickly.  

    The University Writing Center is dedicated to providing the University community one-on-one assistance with all types of writing at all stages of the writing process.  In addition to a hard copy of the document, please bring the assignment on which it is based.

    NOTE:  The Writing Center tutors will help you and provide you with skills to do your own writing, revising, and editing, but they should not and will not write, revise, or edit for you.  

    The University Writing Center is staffed by a half-time Director, who has a Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Linguistics and part-time peer tutors from various majors, who are selected based on their strong writing and interpersonal skills and trained to assist students with writing issues across the disciplines. 

    With our online scheduling program, My Writing Center Online, you can check availability and schedule appointments in advance.  Just log in through My UMES, and select the Writing Center icon.   

    You can cancel or change appointments online up to 1 hour before the appointment time.  If you miss 2 scheduled appointments, you will be blocked from the online scheduling system and will have to contact Dr. Smith to discuss the issue.

    WC Staff Spring 2019

    Spring 2019 Director, Tutors, and Assistant
    Left to right: Dr. Terry Smith (Director), Tatianna Carpenter, Jessica Clatterbuck, Kia Proctor, Dani Cerritos, Sarah Jones (Assistant)

    We look forward to working with you! 

    Writing Center Services  

    We provide assistance with the following:
    writing assignments across the disciplines;
    any stage of the writing process:
    pre-writing, drafting, revising, editing, proofreading;  
    general writing skills:
    grammar / punctuation / mechanics skills.

    2019-2020 Writing Center Hours

    Monday |10:00 am to 7:00 pm
    Tuesday |10:00 am to 7:00 pm
    Wednesday| 10:00 am to 7:00 pm
    Thursday |10:00 am to 7:00 pm
    Friday |10:00 am to 3:00 pm

    last updated 8/15/19 by Terry Smith Kundell, Director of the Writing Center (