Carnegie Mellon University

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In-Person Appointments

As our campus office is closed due to COVID-19, in-person appointments are currently suspended.

Zoom Appointments

  • Upload your documents in advance, then discuss them with a consultant over Zoom
  • Late night appointments available for students in different time zones 

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Video Feedback

  • Upload your documents in advance, then receive a 20- to 30-minute recorded video with your consultant's feedback
  • Video will be received within 48 hours after your scheduled time slot (up to 5 days for cover letters)

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About Our Appointments

Zoom Appointments

One-on-one 50-minute session on Zoom

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Is this the right kind of appointment for me? 

If you want the face-to-face interaction of an in-person session, virtual sessions are your best option! To ensure the smoothest tutoring experience, you'll need a strong internet connection, a computer with a microphone, and (preferably) the free videoconferencing application Zoom. 

On what kinds of projects can I receive feedback?

If it involves written, visual, or oral communication, we can most likely help you. In the past, we've advised clients on graduate school personal statements, essays & term papers, presentations, research journal articles, job interviews, dissertations, posters, and even group projects. Since our sessions are interactive and learning-based, we will not limit sessions to proofreading or copyediting.  

How many appointments can I schedule?

You can book a maximum of one session per day, two per week, and 15 per semester. If you're staff, faculty, or alumni, you are welcome to schedule sessions, but must make same-day appointments (after 8:00 am on the same day as the appointment). 

How do I make an appointment? 

Click on the "Make Your Appointment" button above, where you'll be taken to our online scheduler. Select "Zoom." Then, select the category that most closely matches your project (for example, "Humanities and thesis-driven essays" for a 76-101 paper). You can choose from available appointment times, or select specific tutors to see their available times. Answer a few questions about your project, upload your document(s), and click "Complete Appointment." You'll get a confirmation email, where you can edit your responses oru pload additional documents.

How do I join the Zoom call?

The Zoom Meeting ID appears in your confirmation email, next to your tutor's name.

We highly suggest you visit our Appointment FAQs page for more detailed instructions on virtual sessions.

Video Feedback

20- to 30-minute recorded video feedback

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Is this the right kind of appointment for me?

In a video feedback session, you'll upload your document, and within 48 hours after your appointment start time, one of our consultants will send you a 20- to 30-minute screen-capture video with detailed advice. If you can't find room for a live session in your schedule, can wait a couple days for feedback, and appreciate having a video you can refer to multiple times, this kind of session is for you!

On what kinds of projects can I receive feedback?

Because you won't be meeting a consultant face-to-face, video feedback sessions are not the best for presentations, interview preparation, or other oral projects. Video sessions are also not appropriate for projects in the brainstorming stages, as your consultant won't be able to ask you questions. However, we can still help you on your academic research article, essays & term papers, posters, and other written & visual documents. Since our video sessions are learning-based, we will not limit sessions to proofreading or copy editing. 

How many appointments can I schedule?

You can book a maximum of one session per day, two per week, and 15 per semester. If you're staff, faculty, or alumni, you are welcome to schedule sessions, but must make same-day appointments (after 8:00 am the same day as the scheduled appointment time). 

How do I make an appointment?

Click on the "Make Your Appointment" button, where you'll be taken to our online scheduler. Select "Video Feedback." Then, select the category that most closely matches your project (for example, "Applications -- Grant Proposals and Fellowships" for an NSF-GRFP application). You can choose from available appointment times, or select specific tutors to see their available times. Answer a few questions about your project, upload your documents, and click "Complete Appointment." You'll get a confirmation email, where you can edit your responses or reupload additional documents. You will receive emailed video feedback within 48 hours of your appointment's start time (not 48 hours after you booked the appointment). 

For more detailed instructions, visit our Appointment FAQs page.

group-gcc-cropped.jpg"This was the first time I used the video feedback service. I received wonderful and extremely useful advice on the documents I submitted. I am completely satisfied! Thank you!"

Graduate student, Public Policy and Management

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