Yale Center for Teaching and Learning

Turnitin Tutoring

Online Tutoring Update: Turnitin Tutoring is continuing to operate via Zoom. The sign up process remains the same, and a confirmation email will explain how to upload your paper to Turnitin and where to meet your tutor at the time of your session.


If you are enrolled in a course where the instructor is using Turnitin review for a specific assignment, the easiest way to view your similarity report is through the Grades page in Canvas. For a step by step description of the process, including video illustration, see the Help Guide.

Students whose instructors are not using Turnitin can access the service in consultation with the Poorvu Center. Yale College students can schedule an appointment for a Turnitin consultation online, submit their work before the appointment via the scheduling system, and then work with a tutor in the Writing Center to discuss the results of their Turnitin similarity report. Turnitin tutoring takes place three days a week by appointment.

Students cannot see a drop-in Writing Partner or a Residential College Writing Tutor to obtain a similarity report. Students cannot retrieve their own report.

Signing up for an appointment:

Appointments for Turnitin tutoring can be made via WC online. The current schedule is Sun 1-3pm, Tue 6-8pm, and Fri 1-3pm. After scheduling an appointment, a student will receive an email that explains how to submit a paper for analysis. When the student arrives at their appointment, the tutor will access the report and discuss the results with the student. Students are limited to one appointment per week, and may not bring the same paper back for a second appointment.

Note: Graduate or professional school students, please visit the Poorvu Center GWL webpage to learn how to access Turnitin.