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The Writing Center

Welcome! The Santa Barbara City College Writing Center offers writing support services to all SBCC students in all subject areas. Our goal is to help students become more confident, self-directed, and informed writers so that they can achieve greater academic and professional success. The Writing Center offers one-on-one tutoring, workshops, and a variety of helpful support materials.



Fall 2022 Writing Center Tutoring

Students may work with a Writing Center tutor in person or online.  Tutoring for the Fall 2022 semester begins on Tuesday, September 6th and ends on Thursday, December 15. We look forward to supporting you.  

In-Person Writing Support

In-Person Writing Center tutoring is available!

IN-PERSON APPOINTMENTS and DROP-IN Tutoring in the CLRC (located on West Campus)

  • Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 
  • To make an appointment, stop by the CLRC or contact us at or call us 805-730-4463

Remote and Online Writing Support 

Online Writing Center tutoring is available!

ONLINE TUTORING BY APPOINTMENT Including Same Day Appointments up to 15 minutes before you need to see a tutor

    • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday: 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
    • Friday: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.


Writing Center Chat

Please use the chat below for any questions you have about using the service or to ask a tutor a quick writing-related question. We look forward to chatting with you!  

The Writing Center chat is available during our online service hours (10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday-Thursday; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday).

After Hours Resources

  • If you are a student who has access to Canvas, you have access to NetTutor through your course shell. NetTutor includes Writing Tutoring in a variety of formats that is available 24/7.

  • Other services on campus can also help you with your writing. Click here to see a sheet that summarizes these services. (Please note that this sheet has three tabs.)

  • In addition, our online Writing Resources, including our Handouts, are available to support you.