Consultations for Distance Students

The GWU Writing Center uses a variety of tools to provide services to students at a distance in our GOAL and graduate programs. Currently, we have had success using both 1. telephone consultations and 2. screensharing-chat services through the Internet.


If you need help making an appointment, please call (704) 406-4393 during open hours.


Telephone Consultations

Students can talk with a consultant over the telephone during an appointment time. Students simply indicate when they make their appointment in Webb Connect that they will "telephone the writing center at the time of the appointment." They should them email a copy of their paper to, so the consultant can access it during the scheduled session. At the appointment time, the student seeking help should telephone (704) 406-4393. The consultant will pull up the student's paper and conduct the session. 


Join.Me, Free Internet Screenshare and Chat

Writing Center staff have had great success using Join.Me for students at a distance. There is no software to download and students simply click on a link in an email to attend the session. Using Join.Me allows the student and consultant to see one another's screens and chat with sound and/or text.  


How does it work?

1. Students at a distance should indicate when they make the appointment that they prefer Join.Me.

2. The consultant will send the student an email just before the appointment time with a web address in     the body of the email.

3. The student will copy and paste the web address from the email into the address bar of a web               browser to join the session. 

4. Join.Me will prompt you to download Join.Me to use audio chat features. You will only have to download this one time.


Join.Me Resources:

Click here for a pdf of written directions for using 


Instructional Video for Using Join.Me