Writing Center

The Writing Center offers individual tutorial assistance to students on any college writing task, from papers and lab reports in any stage of completion to resumes and application essays. Located on the main level of Leyburn Library (Room M11), the Center is open Sunday through Thursday, 8-10 p.m., during Fall and Winter terms.

Schedule an Appointment

  • Sign up to meet with a tutor online. Scheduled appointments will have priority, but walk-ins are welcome. Please bring a printed copy of your paper so the tutor can see it better and help you more.

Writing Center Tutors

Tutor Day Major (Minor)
William Brown '16 Sunday Philosophy, Classics
Rebecca Dunn '16 Monday Sociology (Poverty Studies)
Emilyn Gjertsen '16 Sunday Geology
Chant'e Glass-Walley '16 Wednesday Neuroscience
Ellie Gorman '17 Thursday History, Politics
Libby Hayhurst '16 Thursday English (Creative Writing)
David Heinen '16 Tuesday Psychology
Lauren Howard '16 Tuesday Economics (Mathematics, Poverty Studies)
Zach Howard '17 Sunday American History
LeGrand Northcutt '17 Monday English (Poverty Studies)
Kiki Spiezio '17 Thursday Politics (Studio Art, Poverty Studies)
Caroline Todd '17 Wednesday Art History, English
Katherine Uhlir '16 Monday English (Classics, Film Studies)

Writing tutors do not proofread or edit student work; rather, they teach students to recognize and correct their own errors with the goal of making the student a more confident and self-sufficient writer. In keeping with the Honor System, students who come to the Center must acknowledge Writing Center help on any project they submit for a grade.

Some handouts commonly used by our tutors to teach some aspects of writing:

More Information

The Writing Center is directed by an English Department faculty member and staffed by upperclass students in various major fields chosen for their superior writing and teaching abilities. For more information, contact Professor Kary Smout in Washington Hall 112, via email at smoutk@wlu.edu, or via phone at 458-8979.