Make an Appointment

We use a scheduling website to host the tutoring schedule.

What you can do from the tutoring schedule

  • See available appointment slots
  • See tutor bios which tell you a little bit of information about each tutor on shift
  • Schedule or cancel appointments
  • Join your video conference 
  • Coordinate with your tutor about your preferences for the session (video on or off; chatting out loud or chatting using the instant messaging function; transferring over to Zoom and using Google Docs or just stay within WCOnline)

First time making an appointment? Follow these three steps.

  1. Register for

  2. Activate your account through your email

  3. Back on, look for a tutor and time that work for you. 

Tech Requirements

  • Our scheduler uses the same technology as Zoom so you will need to give your device's permissions for voice and/or video if you want to use those.

  • If you cannot or do not wish to connect via audio or video, you can have an instant message chat only session or a voice chat only session. Just let your tutor know in the instant message chat to the left.


If you have any questions or concerns please email

Prepare for your Session

Want to know more before diving in? Check out our Preparing for Appointments page. 

Step-by-step instructions with photos

Step 1: Register for WCOnline

  • Go to

  • Sign up for an account using an email address that you regularly check. (This is where reminders and updates will be sent.)

  • Write down your 10-character password in a safe place.

  • WCOnline will send you an email to activate your account, so open that email and follow its instructions.

Image of WCOnline scheduling portal


Step 2: Schedule an appointment

  • Log-in (Remember, you will have to activate your account via email before you can log in!)

  • Click on any available appointment time (white boxes on our calendar). 

schedule writer view
  • Fill out the appointment form and note when your appointment is in your calendar.

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  • You should schedule a 1-hour appointment for most projects and a 30-minute appointment for very short projects or quick questions. Actual session lengths are 50 minutes and 25 minutes—we reserve 5-10 minutes as a break at the end of each session.

Step 3: Join your appointment

  • Log-in to about 5 minutes before your session starts. Your tutor will join you at the session time. Get any notes or documents you have ready for the session by pulling them up on your computer or device.

  • To join your session, click “Start or Join Consultation.” 

existing appointment writer view
  • A video conference will automatically start. Make sure you can share your camera and microphone. See: Troubleshooting for camera and audio

  • You can also chat via a text chat on the right-hand side. Once your tutor logs on, you and your tutor can discuss how to share work (Google Docs, WCOnline, Zoom, etc.)

session space

If you would like to know more about what to expect from our sessions, find out about preparing for appointments.