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Writing Center

The Writing Center provides tutoring to support your growth as a writer and your success in your classes.

We offer all Normandale students free peer tutoring on your writing assignments for classes across Normandale, as well as your scholarship and application essays.

At the Writing Center, students' needs lead! When you visit the Writing Center, you can expect your tutor to ask what you'd like to get out of the tutoring session and then work alongside you to accomplish that goal and improve your writing.

Writing Center tutors help with all parts of the writing process and many aspects of academic writing, including brainstorming, writing a thesis, organizing ideas and paragraphs, refining sentences, and citing sources in MLA and APA format.

Book an Appointment

During Fall and Spring Semesters, we offer on-campus and virtual appointments on Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and Friday 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

During Summer Term, we offer on-campus and virtual appointments Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and virtual appointments Friday 8:00 a.m. - noon.
We are closed during breaks.

  • Each session is 30 minutes, but you may book a maximum of two sessions back-to-back to work with a tutor for one hour.
  • In-person sessions take place in the Tutoring and Writing Center, on the second floor of College Services next to the computer lab in room C2190.
  • Online sessions take place over Zoom. After booking your appointment, you will receive a confirmation email with a Zoom link to use for your appointment.
  • Have questions? Email us at, call us at 952-358-8624, or stop by C 2190 to speak with a staff member.

Book an Online Appointment

Book an In-Person Appointment

TUTOR.COM is an online tutoring service that is also available to registered Normandale students. services are limited to 15 hours per student, per school year, so we recommend using it as a backup option for when the Tutoring and Writing Centers aren't available. tutoring is available 24/7.

With students can:

  • Interact with a live tutor
  • Submit your writing for any class to the Online Writing Lab
  • Submit a question and receive a reply from a tutor

Getting started

Log in to D2L Brightspace

Click on the Academics tab at the top of the page and navigate down the menu to

If you have any questions, please email us at or

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