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Spanish Writing Center

Spanish Writing Center

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese is committed to providing resources to assist students beyond the classroom. The Spanish Writing Center (SWC) allows students to revise their essays for upper-level Spanish courses or to work with any specific aspect of the writing process. Students are strongly encouraged to take advantage of any and all resources offered by the department.


Who should come to the Spanish Writing Center:

Students enrolled in Spanish 210 or higher. 

How to make an appointment with a tutor:

Students can schedule an appointment for up to 50 minutes. All the appointments are via Zoom. If you prefer to have an appointment in person, just email one of the SWC tutors for their availability. Students are encouraged to schedule 2 appointments per paper.


Prior to you scheduled appointment:
Use the links below to access the tutor's calendar to make an appointment:

You will need your NU NetID and password to access this scheduling system. Please note the use of Microsoft Outlook 365 is required. If you have not yet created your account, please follow the instructions on the link "Microsoft Outlook 365" to download it. Appointment slots with tutors are available for booking up to two weeks in advance.

Spanish Writing Center Tutors:

María Teresa Villanueva, Co-Coordinator

Schedule an appointment with Prof. Villanueva here

Reyes Morán, Co-Coordinator

Schedule an appointment with Prof Morán here


At the time of the appointment:

The tutor will:

The tutor will not:

What you should expect:
How to cancel an appointment with the tutor:


Before writing (Antes de escribir)   

Parts of an essay (Partes del ensayo)
Transition words (Conectores internos de párrafo)

Vocabulary  (Vocabulario)  

Common errors (Errores comunes)

Other useful resources (Otros recursos) 



For general questions or special accommodations, please send an email to