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.


If you can’t make your tutoring session, please cancel it. Cancel your session by logging into your account on Smoothbook and clicking “manage appointments.” Please email writingcenter@miis.edu if you have any questions.


How was your tutoring session? Let us know!