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)
Ben Brams '15 Monday English
Michael Bronstein '15 Monday Psychology
David Heinen '16 Sunday Psychology
Chelsi Hewitt '15 Thursday English, Geology
Cynthia Lam '15 Thursday English, Business Admin (Creative Writing, Philosophy)
Annie Persons '15 Sunday English (Creative Writing)
Alex Retzloff '15 Tuesday History (Environmental Studies)
Naphtali Rivkin '15 Wednesday English, Russian Area Studies
Ryan Scott '15 Wednesday English (Mass Communications)
Katie Toomb '15 Sunday English
Katherine Uhlir '16 Tuesday English (Film Studies)
Joe Yankelowitz '15 Thursday English, Global Politics

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.