The Writing Center is here for you! Come engage in meaningful and productive work with us! Black writing on pink and white background.

Write with us! 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. 

Writing Center-FYS Writing Night December 5 2022 7 - 9p.m. in CTLR Davis Library

Come join us to work on end-of-semester first-year seminar projects, including the FYS Symposium. Peer writing tutors will provide one-on-one and group support in CTLR Suite, Davis Family Library on December 5th from 7-9p.m. No writing is necessary—come to create and be productive!  

About

The Middlebury Writing Center is a community of trained student and professional tutors who offer free writing consultation to the Middlebury community. 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. 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). We also work with writers on writing motivation, writing project planning, decoding professor feedback, revision strategies, and mindfulness writing strategies. Finally, we offer writing pedagogy workshops and course-based tutor partnerships to faculty. 

Because writing is intimately tied to identity, emotion, and metacognition, our tutors are trained to work with the “whole” writer while offering empathetic, applicable, and empowering feedback. 

Lean more about the Writing Center here

The Writing Center is open fall and spring semesters (through reading days).

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

Our Services

  • Online peer tutoring (Synchronous & Asynchronous) by appointment through WCOnline offered most evenings during fall and spring semesters (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.
  • Drop-in peer tutoring, no appointment required, in CTLR (Davis Library) and Anderson Freeman Center (AFC).
  • Self-service resources and links for student writers.
  • Conversation circles—peer led non-academic meet-ups where students engage in cross-cultural exchange in informal English with peer writing tutors. Contact Dr. Giaimo.
  • Group events (Fall Write-In, Mindfulness Writing Challenge, Pandemic Processing Space). 
  • Faculty consultations on course development, writing pedagogy and assessment, and personal writing productivity. Contact Dr. Giaimo

Find Us

The Writing Center typically offers appointments through course tutoring, online, and in the CTLR (Davis Family Library 225). Email Genie Giaimo at ggiaimo@middlebury.edu for more information.

Writing Center Updates

This academic year, the writing center will offer appointments online and in-person. Course tutors will use a mix of in-person and digital modalities that are determined by tutor discretion, student needs, and current COVID situations on and around campus.

Mask Policy: The CTLR is currently mask optional in our spaces. Masks may be required at certain events or when meeting with certain advisors or tutors. Remote options are available for most activities.

Leadership Team

  • Constance Laranja Gooding (‘23), Head Tutor, Course Tutor Programs and Tutor Educational Development
  • Mariana Zieve-Cohen (‘23.5), Head Tutor, Community Development and Tutor Educational Development  
  • Makoto Johnstone (‘23), Head Tutor, Outreach and Tutor Educational Development  
  • Kent Canonigo (‘24), Head Tutor, Research and Tutor Educational Development 

Genie Giaimo

Assistant Professor of Writing and Rhetoric; Director, Writing Center

Office:
Davis Family Library 225 E

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Center for Teaching, Learning, and Research
Davis Family Library, Suite 225
Middlebury, VT 05753