Schedule a tutoring appointment

The Library serves Umeå University's students, faculty and staff as well as staff at Region Västerbotten with support and resources, free of charge.

Choose the type of tutorial (step 1 of 3)

We can help you with:

Academic writing

Do you have questions about:

  • The writing process - planning, drafting, revising?
  • The organisation and development of ideas in your paper?
  • What consistant pattern of errors you make?
  • Improving your writing skills?
  • Choose only one time for an appointment
  • Are you writing the text together with someone? Please book the tutoring session as a group
  • We can offer you 1-3 tutoring sessions, depending on what we agree on and the length of the text
  • Please contact the Library if you have questions. Choose "Library instruction, tutoring and Academic Resource Centre" in the form

Remember we are not a fix-it shop for correcting and proofreading. We are here to help you work on developing as writer and editor of your own work.

Information searching and retrieval

  • From research questions to keywords and then to searching in databases/search engines
  • Tutoring in searching for sources to use with a literature review

Presentation skills

Do you have questions about:

  • Creating and structuring a presentation?
  • Delivering your presentation?
  • Identifying areas to improve in your presentation?
  • Improving confidence when presenting?


  • Questions about in-text referencing or the reference list
  • Introduction to reference management software or qualified support for advanced users

Study skills

Do you have questions about:

  • Note taking during lectures or from texts?
  • How to read coursebooks or research articles?
  • Time management for course or an assignment?
  • How to understand an assignment?

Who do you want to meet?

Due to the COVID-19-virus, Umeå University Library will temporarily offer all students and staff at Umeå university as well as employees at Region Västerbotten this service as a remote meeting.

Students and staff at the university use Zoom, employees at Region Västerbotten most often use Skype.