Don’t write or think alone! Writing is a social and rhetorical act; therefore, we invite you to connect with peer and professional writing tutors to share your ideas, express yourself, co-construct knowledge, and develop your writing. All writers have more to learn.
The Writing Center is Hiring for Fall 2021!
Consider joining our team as a peer writing tutor. Head tutor Diana Diaz will hold a Zoom informational session on May 14th from 4:45 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., ET. Register at Go/WTinfosesh. Interviews will take place on a rolling basis starting in May through early June. Training and placement will occur late summer - early fall. Learn more about being a peer writing tutor here.
The Middlebury Writing Center offers free writing support by trained student and professional tutors. We care about your ideas and your development as writers and invite you to check out our resources even before you have a paper due for a class (or for your personal writing needs). Students are also welcome to bring in creative projects and other non-course based writing.
Our tutors work with writers from the beginning to the end of any piece of writing, from projects like research papers, response posts, memos, white papers, and fellowship applications to senior theses and personal writing (and more). Come check-out our services, which focus on writing motivation, writing project planning, decoding professor feedback, revision strategies, and mindfulness writing strategies.
The Writing Center is open fall and spring semesters (through reading days), and will be open during Winter Term 2021.
Our Commitment to Creating an Anti-Racist Writing Center
In fall 2020, writing center staff engaged in several hours of training on anti-racist tutoring practices. We then co-wrote a mission statement and set several action items to support our vision of an anti-racist writing center. Read more about this work here.
- Online peer tutoring by appointment through WCOnline (go/wconline).
- Course-based peer tutoring for writing intensive courses (FYS, CW, and WRPR courses). If you have a course tutor, contact them directly to schedule an appointment.
- Professional tutoring by appointment through LibCal.
- Group events, such as our annual Fall Write-In and Mindfulness Writing Challenge.
- Self-service resources and links for student writers.
- Conversation circles for students to practice spoken English and listening skills (and connect with peers on campus) with peer writing tutors. By request, contact Dr. Giaimo.
- Drop-in peer tutoring, no appointment necessary, in the CTLR (unavailable fall 2020 - spring 2021, due to COVID-19).
- Faculty consultations on course development, writing pedagogy and assessment, and personal writing productivity. Contact Dr. Giaimo.
While the Writing Center typically offers appointments in the CTLR (Davis Family Library 225), and other locations around campus, it is completely online for the 2020 - 2021 academic year. Email Genie Giaimo at email@example.com for more information.
- Diana Diaz, Head Tutor, New Initiatives
- Constance Laranja Gooding, Head Tutor, Course Tutor Programs and Tutor Educational Development
- Cole Merrell, Head Tutor, Online Tutoring