Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

Writing Center

The Graduate Writing Center (GWC) offers free, one-on-one writing tutoring to all MIIS students. 

What We Do

From blank sheet of paper to polished copy, the Graduate Writing Center loves to help bring beautiful words into the world. Do you have punctuation problems? Development dilemmas? Writer's block? Grammar headaches? Word choice worries? Never fear! The Graduate Writing Center is here!


Book an Appointment for a Writing Session

Book a session - limited to one session for each student per week.

Writing Sessions

  • Sessions are 50 minutes long.
  • Your session always focuses on you and your needs. Remember that the writing tutors are committed to helping you become a better writer, but they are not going to “fix” your paper. Tutors help you brainstorm ideas, compose outlines, structure your paper, and adhere to stylistic conventions of their field (e.g., MLA, APA, or Chicago).
  • Email your paper to your tutor 24 hours before your appointment. If you don’t know your tutor’s email address, please email it to the writingcenter@miis.edu.

Drop In

If you don’t get the appointment you want, you might be able to “drop in” at the Center. Either email the writingcenter@miis.edu or just stop by the Center to see if a tutor is available.


Please cancel if you can’t make your appointment You can cancel your appointment by clicking on a link in the email you receive from Genbook. If you miss two or more appointments, you will lose your ability to make appointments at the Center.


After your appointment, complete the feedback form; to let us know if you are happy with the help you received.