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
  • Researching
  • Collaborative writing

Some of the tutoring with faculty will occur remotely (online, via Zoom) and some will occur in person.

Ruth Foley (Wallace Library 214)
foley_ruth@wheatoncollege.edu

Tuesdays (Library 214): 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and 2:00-3:30 p.m.
Wednesdays (via Zoom): 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m and 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Thursdays (Library 214): 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and 2:00-3:30 p.m

Click here to schedule an appointment with Professor Foley.

Angie Sarhan (Wallace Library 212)
sarhan_angie@wheatoncollege.edu

Mondays (via Zoom) 11:00 a.m -3:00 p.m.
Tuesdays (Library 212) 12:30-2:00 p.m.
Thursdays (Library 212) 10:00-11:00 a.m. and 12:30-3:00 p.m.

Click here to schedule an appointment with Professor Sarhan.

Professor Campana has retired and is no longer tutoring, but you can still reach her at ccampana@wheatonma.edu.

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Peer Tutoring in the Scholars Lab at Wallace Library

Writers collaborate! Often they start with understanding an assignment. Sometimes, they test approaches. At other times, they check to see if they’ve sufficiently supported their arguments and integrated sources smoothly and accurately. They read to see if an essay is organized, and if it makes sense.

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.

Meet your Peer Tutors

Peer Tutoring Schedule

 

If you have questions about becoming a peer tutor, contact Professor Ruth Foley.

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