Frequently Asked Questions

Does it cost anything?

We are funded through at the department and university levels, meaning you’ve already paid to use the MTMC services. You may as well use them!


Cool. So, when can I drop my paper off?

Actually, the center doesn’t work quite like that. During your session, you’ll work one-on-one with a coach (except when you’re working on a group project) to improve not just the paper you’re working on right now, but to improve your own skills as a writer.


Ok, so when can I come in?

Our schedule is below. Please remember to schedule appointments ahead of your visit. Walk-ins are welcome, but the availability of our coaches is not guaranteed. If you need help setting up an appointment, please stop by Walker 107.


Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Closed 10am – 5pm 10am – 5pm

7pm – 9pm

10am – 5pm

7pm – 9pm

10am – 5pm

7pm – 9pm

10am – 5pm Closed


How long does it take?

We have appointments from as little as 15 minutes to as long as an hour. Some students visit once or twice, while others schedule recurring appointments for an entire semester, and continue to do so while they’re at Michigan Tech. If you are interested in a weekly appointment, please stop by Walker 107, and one of our coaches will be happy to help you schedule one.


Fifteen minutes? That’s awesome! I’ll be in right before class.

If there’s an available coach, you’re more than welcome to do that; we’ll help you at any stage of your writing process. Generally speaking, though, students who work with a coach earlier in that process with enough time to thoughtfully revise tend to see better results.


How can I set up an appointment?

Visit mtmc.hu.mtu.edu and click on “Make an Appointment” to get started.


What else do you do?

In addition to one-on-one coaching services, we have a variety of other programs, like Conversation Circles and Graduate Writing Groups. For more information, visit http://mtmc.hu.mtu.edu/services/ .