Welcome to the Writing and Math Center! Here, students can find free writing and math help from experienced tutors, with half-hour appointments up to twice a week for writing and regular, weekly appointments for math.* Here, students enter with their assignment sheet and two copies of their draft (or outline or thesis statement or vague idea begging to be developed), and exit with a more defined sense of their argument and a clear plan for proceeding. Here, students learn not how to ask for proofreading, but how to identify and remedy the weaknesses in their own writing. As Stephen North says, here we work to make better writers, not better writing.
You may not realize, though, that these writing services are open not only to undergraduates, but also to grad students, faculty, and staff! Yes, grad students are welcome to seek tutoring from our peers. Just as you might occasionally ask a friend to read over your work, you might as well ask a friend who gets paid to read it! I particularly recommend going to the Writing Center for working on abstracts, which are short enough that you have time to really dig into the details in your half-hour appointment. (Protip: bring the CFP and two copies of your abstract with you).
However, the Writing Center offers even more than an extra set of eyes on your writing; it is a space of community.