Writing Center

The Writing Center, located in the Zondervan Library, exists to provide peer tutoring in writing from trained writing tutors who work with student writers of all skill levels.  Tutors engage with student writers in one-on-one writing discussions, ranging from generating ideas to negotiating editing difficulties.  Although we discuss writing, we focus on writers.

Conversing over writing engages the writer in a powerful learning experience, builds up writing skills, improves writing processes, and clarifies the writer's ideas.  Our ultimate goal is to help students become confident and reflective writers.  Additionally, tutors provide English language support for non-native speakers, including writing tutoring and assistance with other English language issues.

 The Writing Center can help students with the following areas:

  • Figuring out what to write
  • Making points stronger
  • Writing an introduction
  • Adding length to the paper
  • Crafting a thesis statement
  • Organizing my main points
  • Improving the flow of the paper
  • Improving sentence structures
  • Quoting, paraphrasing and citing


To sign up for an appointment at the Writing Center, please go to the online appointment schedule by clicking on this link: Appointment. Register by clicking on "click here" and then sign in to choose an appointment time slot.


Contact Dr. Barbara Bird, Director of the Writing Center



Monday through Thursday:  3:00 – 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.