Do campus tutors have to write or type work for students with disabilities?

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The role of a tutor is typically to help students understand single problems or concepts that have been presented in class. Students need to come prepared to ask specific questions about the material. Writing tutors assist students with the writing process, but they usually do not write or type papers for students. If writing and typing papers is the responsibility of individual students, this rule should apply to students with disabilities as well. However, students with disabilities may need adaptive technology to write or type their papers; the student or tutor could contact the campus disability services office for assistance with these accommodations.

Last update or review: January 18, 2013