Wheaton offers both peer and professional tutoring to all students. Peer tutors work late afternoons and evenings, Sunday through Thursday, on a drop-in basis, in the Scholars Lab of the Library and via Zoom, no appointment needed. Professional tutors, who are also writing faculty, work Monday through Friday during the day. Both faculty and peer tutors work with students from all majors on any type of writing, whether it’s for a class or is self-sponsored, at any stage in the writing process.
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Tutoring for Students
We encourage all students to work with our faculty writing tutors. Students who face ongoing challenges with writing such as learning differences or extreme writing anxiety may make weekly appointments with these writing tutors. Honors Thesis writers may also wish to set up regular appointments with faculty, who can provide continuity on larger projects.These tutors confer with students from all disciplines, and at any stage in their writing process, from invention to editing.Both faculty writing tutors teach writing courses.
Students may bring in any form of writing, at any stage, or even just the writing assignment itself. Faculty tutors can help you to get started, to move forward (developing, clarifying, supporting, organizing ideas) and to return to a draft so you can revise, edit and improve it. They’ll show you what is working well so you can build on that, and they’ll also help you see where you can improve.
Consultations with Faculty
Writing faculty are available to confer with colleagues and to present workshops to specific classes or other groups about issues related to teaching writing. Such issues include, but are not limited to
- Course and/or assignment design
- Responding to and evaluating student writing
- Collaborative writing
Given the challenges posed by Covid, and in the interest of student and faculty safety, all of the tutoring with faculty will occur remotely (online).
See below for faculty hours and a link to their appointment page.
For the Spring 2022 semester, Professor Foley will be available during the following days and times:
Monday 10 AM – 1PM
Tuesday 10 AM – 12 and 1 – 3 PM
Wednesday 10 – 1PM
For the Spring 2022 semester, Professor Sarhan will be available during the following days and times:
Mondays: 10:00-11:30 AM, 12:30-3:00 PM
Tuesdays: 12:30-2:00 PM
Thursdays: 10:00-11:00 AM, 12:30-3:00 PM
Professor Campana has retired and is no longer tutoring, but you can still reach her at email@example.com.
Peer Tutoring in the Scholars Lab at Wallace Library
Writers collaborate! They test approaches; they reorganize claims; they check to see if they’ve sufficiently supported their arguments.
Wheaton peer tutors work with writers on these aspects of composing and more. All of our tutors have successfully completed a course in peer tutoring (EDU 220). They’re great listeners who have a knack for helping other writers to improve their drafts.
If you have questions about becoming a peer tutor, contact Professor Ruth Foley.