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Writing, Speaking, and Tutoring Center

At APU’s Writing and Tutoring Center, we strive to empower our peer leaders and students to become confident, effective, and independent learners through the use of research-based learning strategies. We offer free, one-on-one or group assistance in writing, speaking, and tutoring for specific courses.


Support is available to students (undergraduate through doctoral), faculty, and staff across APU’s campuses, including regional locations for any writing project, at any stage of the process. 


Polish your public speaking, presentation writing, and delivery.


Course-specific, one-on-one peer tutoring support for a variety of subjects. Specific subject areas may change each semester based on student demand and the availability of qualified peer tutors; review the list of courses available for tutoring services. Complete the Tutoring Course Request Form if you need tutoring support for a course not offered.

Each semester, specific courses are preapproved for drop-in tutoring at weekly meeting times for group sessions with a designated tutor. View the drop-in tutoring courses schedule.

Writing Center Workshops (Faculty Only)

We offer a variety of in-class workshops. If you would like a coach to present a writing or speaking topic workshop, fill out our Writing Center Service Request Form.

Scheduling an Appointment

Make a one-on-one appointment through TutorTrac by following the instructions below:

Interested in a group appointment? Click HERE!

  1. Visit
  2. Log in with your APU ID username (jdoe21) and password.
  3. Click “Search Availability” on the left side of the screen.
  4. Using the Center dropdown option, select “Writing Center” or “Tutoring Center.”
  5. Using the Section dropdown option, select:
  6. Using the Location dropdown option, select the location where you’d like to meet. (Note that all in-person appointments can be switched to online. Just send us an email!)
  7. Click “Search” (you do not need to alter the days and times, as they’re automatically set).
  8. The new web page will show available coaches and times; select the one that works best for you. If appointments do not show up, try selecting a different location, as availability may vary based on location.
  9. Enter contact info (required).
  10. In the Notes section, describe what you want to work on with your coach or tutor.
  11. Click “Save.”


Staff are available to assist you with questions via email at [email protected], [email protected] or by phone at (626) 815-6120.

Frequently Asked Questions 

You can have up to two appointments per week.

Drop-ins are in-person times during which you can meet with a coach or a tutor without making an appointment in advance. View our weekly schedule.

Yes, but we ask that you come in on a different day than your scheduled appointments.
No, appointments cannot be booked in the same day. 
Yes! All our appointments can be made into group appointments. Request a group appointment by submitting our Request Form.
When you schedule your session, include a note for your coach or tutor about what you want to work on. Come prepared with your books, notes, and any other study materials you need.

If you know that you can’t make your appointment, notify the Writing & Tutoring Center as soon as possible.

  • If it is more than 1 hour before your appointment, you can cancel through TutorTrac. You can also contact us at (626) 815-6120, [email protected] or [email protected].
  • If it is less than 1 hour before your appointment, call or email us. This will be counted as a “late cancellation.”
Yes, coaching and tutoring is 100% free to all APU students.
Appointments are available in person on APU’s East Campus (Marshburn Library, Room 134) and West Campus (Segerstrom Science Center, Room 170), and online.
No. Meeting with or contacting your coach or tutor outside of your appointment times is prohibited and may result in restricted access to future scheduling. If you have any questions or would like to book an appointment, contact the Writing and Tutoring Center staff.
You can book an appointment up until one hour before it starts.
Yes! All regional location students are eligible for remote appointments. Just select “online” under the “location” dropdown menu when booking your appointment.

You can fill out our Tutoring Course Request Form. We will do our best to match you with a tutor.

Please view information about working at the Writing and Tutoring Center HERE.