LACC Writing Support Center

Welcome to the Writing Support Center! We provide assistance for all writers on campus, in every subject, at any stage of the writing process.

What you can do at the Writing Support Center:
  • Get one-on-one tutoring (online or in-person)
  • Drop off your paper for feedback from a tutor
  • Attend faculty-led workshops
  • Brush up on grammar and writing skills with Achieve grammar & writing software

Get writing help

Writing Support Services

Our peer writing coaches work with student writers at every stage of the writing process. Whether you’re just getting started, formatting citations, drafting, or revising, we can help. In-person appointments are held in AD 100, and online appointments are held on Zoom. Visit our Tutoring page for more information about tutoring.

For paper drop-off appointments, you do not need to be present at your appointment time. Your tutor will read a draft of your essay and provide feedback. Submit your essay draft and assignment instructions through your session chatroom in Penji. Ignore the pop-up and emails you will receive with a link to join a session (you will not need to join a session). Your draft must be 250 words minimum in order for a tutor to provide feedback.

Workshops are designed to help students with grammar skills and essay writing, and they are taught by faculty from the department of English and ESL. Check out our Workshops page for more information and a schedule.

Achieve is an online program that can help you with your grammar and writing skills at your own pace. Check out the Achieve page to get started.

Embedded Tutors help students succeed in English 101 by engaging in course activities and offering individual writing consultations in the Writing Support Center. Please see our Writing Support for English Classes page for more information. Visit your Embedded Tutor in the Writing Support Center to get writing help today!

The ESL Lab provides assistance for all students enrolled in ESL classes. The ESL Lab, located in Jefferson Hall 318, offers both in-person and online services.

Desktop computer stations and laptops are available for student use in the Writing Support Center in AD 100.

Visit the Writing Support Center on Penji

To visit the Writing Support Center, you will need to register and make an appointment on Penji.
How to get started with Penji:
  1. Visit or click on “LACC Penji Tutoring” in Canvas and log in using your student email or SSO.
  2. Click “Get Started” and then select “Learn”
  3. Select "Los Angeles City College" and then select "LACC | Writing Support Center"
Penji Information

Visit our Penji info page for instructions and videos to help you get started with Penji.

Writing Support Center Contact

Office Hours and Location

Online & In Person (unless noted)

Fall & Spring

Mondays & Wednesdays: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Tuesdays & Thursdays: 9:00AM - 8:00PM
Fridays: 10:00AM - 2:00PM
Saturdays: 10:00AM - 1:00PM (online only)
Sundays: Closed

Winter & Summer

Mondays: 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Tuesdays: 9:00AM - 2:00PM
Wednesdays: 12:00PM - 7:00PM
Thursdays: 9:00AM - 2:00PM
Fridays: 9:00AM - 2:00PM
Saturdays to Sundays: Closed


Cesar Chavez Administration (AD) 100
Phone: (323) 953-4000 ext. 2720

Live Zoom Help

Apply to be a Writing Tutor!

Get more info and apply on the Writing Tutor Application link.

Writing Support Center Mission Statement

The LACC Writing Support Center at LA City College partners with students from diverse backgrounds to inspire confidence and reinforce the fundamentals of effective writing.