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Individual Instruction: Overview

Each department in the Center for Academic Excellence provides a number of one-to-one instruction opportunities to students at all levels within the university.

Academic Skills Center

Tutoring: Students can schedule appointments for synchronous tutoring in statistics, math, and software use (SPSS, Microsoft Excel, & Microsoft Word).

Turnitin: Students can upload their course assignments and doctoral proposal drafts to Turnitin (TII) via the Academic Skills Center. Because our TII drop boxes do not save essay drafts to the TII database, a student can resubmit the same work multiple times, and TII will not match an essay to itself. 

Email: Students can contact Academic Skills Center tutors and instructional specialists with questions about statistics, math, software, Turnitin, support courses, and doctoral writing workshops.


Ask a Librarian service:  Students can contact the Library by phone or e-mail for help with questions about navigating the databases, developing  search strategies, finding reliable scholarly sources, and more.

Library doctoral appointments:  Students can have a focused discussion with a librarian about research for the dissertation/doctoral study literature review.

Writing Center

Paper Reviews: One-on-one, asynchronous paper reviews are available to teach students how to improve their writing skills. These reviews are available to all students currently enrolled in Walden courses, and the scheduling system to access in this service is on the students’ myWalden portal. Students can expect to receive comprehensive feedback on APA, voice and grammar, and cohesion and flow within two days of their appointment.

Did you know that the Writing Center offers chat?   During chat sessions, writing instructors are available to answer questions and point students to resources. The Writing Center currently offers chat sessions six days a week at various times of the day.   For a complete schedule of chat sessions, please visit the Writing Center website.