University Writing Center


Director: Dr. Terry Kundell (

The Writing Center will open Monday, 2/5/24, at 11am in Wilson 1106. We will spend the first week of the Spring 2024 semester preparing to serve you!
Log in to the WC app through MyUMES to access the Spring 2024 schedule. It will be available by Saturday, 2/3/24.

Etutoring online appointments are also available during these hours and during evenings and weekends.  For these appointments, you attach a Word file, not a pdf file, to your appointment at least 10 minutes before your appointment time.  We use Word’s reviewing tools (insert comments and track changes) to respond to etutoring appointments.  If you attach a pdf file, we can give you only a list of general advice in your Client Report Form with no comments on the actual document.

To access the My Writing Center Online site and make an appointment, log in through the UMES portal; the Writing Center is near the end of the alphabetical apps list.

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.  
NOTE:  The Writing Center tutors will help you and provide you with skills to do your own writing, revising, and editing, but they 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.  

You can make, cancel, or change appointments online up to 1 hour before the appointment time.  If you miss 2 scheduled appointments, your account will be deactivated.

(Photo is of Dr. Kundell and a recent tutorial staff.)
Fall 2023 Writing Center Staff (left to right): Dawrae Gibbons, English major; Dr. Terry Kundell, Director/ English Professor; 
Matt Barwick, English Education major; Armesia Sherman, Biology/Pre-Med major; Kendall Barrow, English major (graduated); Kamille Little, Digital Media Studies major
Not pictured: Stella Hanscom, Art Education major; Ariana Seawell, English major; Kaleigh Powell, Sociology/ Social Work major;
Zach Solembrino, Finance major; Jazmin Young, English Education major; Gem Zenzele-Rushing, Digital Media Studies major; Miss Jessica Money, Professional Tutor
We look forward to working with you! 

Writing Center Services  

We provide UMES undergraduates 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.

In addition to helping you with class assignments, we would love to help you with your
résumés, cover letters, and personal statements for employment and for graduate school.

last updated 1/24/2024 by Terry Kundell, Director of the Writing Center ( 

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