CLAS Writing, ESL, & Foreign Language

Writing/ESL/Foreign Language Services: Peer tutors provide individual assistance to students on writing assignments, ESL, and foreign languages across the disciplines -- any writing at any stage of the writing process. Tutorials are available on a drop-in or by-appointment basis.

Please bring a hard copy of your assignment, as tutors are not permitted to read papers on laptops or other devices. It's also helpful if you bring your assignment prompt. 

Drop-In offers registered UCSB students individual help with specific problems or questions and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please plan on arriving at the Writing Lab no later than 30 minutes before we close:


Appointments are available to secure half-hour sessions with writing tutors ahead of time. Sign up for writing appointments via MyCLAS using the "Sign Up & Enroll" button at the top of this page or by visiting the CLAS main office in the Student Resource Building, Room 3210.


Take-Home Exams: Tutors are unable to assist with take-home exams unless we receive prior written permission from the instructor. Please have your instructor email Emma Cristofani to grant permission.

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