Schedule an Appointment

We invite you to schedule an appointment for help writing a paper, understanding course materials, developing study skills and more. You must schedule your writing or tutoring session online through our Tutor Matching System (TMS). Please note that we're closed on NIU holidays.

  • 1

    Create a Tutor Matching Service (TMS) Account

    Sign up for a new account. Enter the relevant information, including your Z-ID email. As you continue the sign-up process, use US/Central time.

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    Book an Appointment

    First, go to the Tutor Matching Service (TMS):

    • For University Writing Center (UWC), enter "Writing" in the "Subject" filter.
    • For Supplemental Instruction (SI), enter the subject in the “Subject” filter (e.g., Math, Chemistry).
    • For Peer Academic Coaching (PAC), enter "Organization" in the "Subject" filter.

    Then, scroll down to the bottom of the filters column to search for particular availability. Click on one of the listed NIU tutors to find a specific time and book your appointment.

    For sessions with the 24-hour range, you'll have to wait for the coach to accept the appointment before completing the scheduling.

Edit or Cancel Your Appointment

To edit or cancel an appointment, log in to your account and go to “My Sessions” in your account menu. Choose edit to change course or session information or to cancel.

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