Rock Valley College
Students receiving help in the Writing Center

The RVC Writing Center provides students and faculty with space and resources intended to support student writing across the curriculum. In online sessions, you can work one-on-one with faculty Writing Coaches to address your writing concerns and improve your skills.

Writing Center


You would make our RVC Writing Center coaches so happy if you would sign up for a session with them!


Tutors and Writing Coaches are here for you in-person and online to help you with your classes - for FREE!
Call or email the Tutoring & Writing Center at (815) 921-2370 or

Need an IN-PERSON appointment?
Just stop by The Writing Center in-person (Student Center/SC; lower level; room SC 0104) OR call the Writing Center (815) 921-2370. 

Need an ONLINE appointment? 
It's best to stop by The Writing Center in-person (Student Center/SC; lower level; room SC 0104) OR call the Writing Center (815) 921-2370.
Read steps 1. through 4. below. Keep the steps handy because you'll follow them AFTER you click the blue link at the bottom of this section for "Meet online with an RVC Writing Coach."

For a demonstration, watch these videos made by a couple of our very own Rock Valley College Tutors:


  1. Find a Writing Center Coach |   By going through the different search options, you should be able to find the perfect tutor fit, someone who has the right expertise to help you get ahead in your course. Tip: An example of searching by Subject is English. An example of searching by Course is: ENG103.
  2. Book or message the Writing Center Coach |   At some point it will ask you to create a TMS account. We recommend using your Rock Valley College email address to do that. It will want to verify your RVC email, so be sure that you can access that. Be Sure to Select Central Time Zone! After finding a tutor, check their calendar and see if there is a time that works for you. If there is, go ahead and book the tutor. If not, feel free to message the Tutor to suggest a different time.
  3. Check-out  |  It will take you less than a minute to go through the checkout process to confirm your tutoring session. You'll get a confirmation message as soon as you checkout. The tutor will get the same message, which will provide you and the tutor with a link to where you should meet. It will also include the date and time, as well as other important information.
  4. Need Help?  |   Tutor Matching Service Helpdesk is available M - F 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at (877) 919-8886 or You can also contact the RVC Tutoring & Writing Center at (815) 921-2370 or
Helpful Handouts

Helpful Handouts

We've gathered a list of handouts that may be helpful to you in between your visits to the Writing Center.

Two male students reading a book in the RVC Library


RVC's Library features spaces for individual and group study while everything you need to access right at your fingertips.

Have a question about the Writing Center?

Call us at (815) 921-2370 or send us an email at