One-to-One Tutor appointments

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Do you need help to improve your general academic skills or need guidance for your academic writing? 

We offer two types of appointments:

  1. One-to-one 30min appointments with one of our academic skills tutor to help improve your general academic skills
  2. One-to-one 50min appointments with one of our academic writing Fellows from the Royal Literary Fund

If you have a quick question, our tutors also offer a one-to-one quick query drop-in service at the City Campus and Fife Campus- no appointment required.

See our guides for more information


Have a look at what each type offers before making your appointment. You will be expected  to have already consulted our online resources, with this one-to-one appointment being for further support or clarification.

What we can't offer and where to find help with these topics

Subject specific queries

If you have a query about something specific to your subject see your Course tutor for clarity. Whilst we can offer academic skills advice, we cannot help you with any matters that relate to your actual course material, or the administration of your modules.


Neither RLF nor ASC tutors can offer a proofreading service. Our mission is to help you develop the skills to be able to carry out these tasks with confidence yourself, and you should therefore see the work you do with ASC as part of your longer-term development rather than as a quick fix. If you do choose to engage an external proofreader, you should ensure that both yourself and the proofreader are familiar with the University’s Guidance on Proofreading and that any work done adheres to these guidelines.

Checking Citations and References

Whilst our tutors are happy to help you understand citation and referencing in general, and will also help you to find answers to more specific referencing queries, we cannot ‘check’ citations or reference lists nor confirm that they are 100% accurate. If you have a query regarding referencing, we recommend you first consult the Library and Learning Centre’s Cite Them Right resource. Most appointments with us regarding referencing will involve the tutor helping you to navigate this resource to find what you are looking for.

Please note also that we cannot assist with queries regarding electronic referencing software. The Library & Learning Centre provides training and support for Endnote, and may also be able to advise on other software such as Mendeley or Zotero.

English for Academic Purposes 

ASC are happy to support international students in the areas we’ve mentioned above but cannot advise on English language issues. If your first language is not English, visit the English for International Students (EIS) web page for details of courses that are available during the semester. In addition, all students have access to the EIS self-study materials on My Dundee.

If you have a specific issue with Academic English and require a one-to-one session with a tutor, then please contact including:

  • a note of the issue(s)
  • a sample of your work that shows the issue(s)
  • a selection of times in the next two weeks when you will be free

Maths & Numeracy and Computing

Our colleagues in Science and Engineering  offer two drop-in services for Maths & Numeracy and Computing


Academic Skills Centre 


  • Enhance your grammar, punctuation and writing style
  • Learn how to structure a critical analysis
  • Learn how to approach essay writing under exam conditions
  • Improve your time management
  • Read information effectively
  • Develop your critical thinking
  • Develop effective study and revision strategies
  • Give confident presentations
  • Learn how to reference, use quotations and structure paragraphs more effectively
  • Enhance your ability to respond to tutor feedback
  • Develop your own proofreading skills