Online students can schedule virtual, real-time appointments via Brainfuse Tutoring Services (left hand menu of Canvas courses) and selecting “TutorMatch,” or they can submit to the “Writing Lab” and receive written feedback within 48 hours.

Under “TutorMatch,” you will be asked to identify if you are scheduling with undergraduate- or graduate-level Writing Center tutors. The Writing Lab will ask for which class you are submitting a draft.


Who uses the Online Writing Center?

The Online Writing Center is a free service available for Brenau students across campuses. If you cannot make it to the on-ground Writing Center in Gainesville, submit your paper online! Our tutors read papers from across disciplines and are happy to help at any point in the writing process.

Can graduate students use the Online Writing Center?

Yes, they can.  Our Online Writing Center is an option for graduate coursework with papers no longer than approximately 10-15 pages. For thesis or dissertation work, our fee-based Graduate Writing Services would be a better fit for you. (Email Director Emily Smith at with questions about Graduate Writing Services.)

When will I get my paper back?

In most cases, a tutor will return feedback within 1-3 days. For papers longer than ten pages, a tutor will get back to you with an estimate on return time.

How do I review the tutor’s feedback?

The tutor will leave comments with Track Changes in Microsoft Word.

What if I want to submit my paper again after I work on your suggestions?

We’ll be happy to read it! Just make sure to fill out a submission form each time you submit the paper.

Who are your online tutors?

Our online tutors are all Brenau graduate students or alums with extensive experience in writing.