Poster with pink and white background with writing in foreground: "The Writing Center is here for you!"

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 Updates Fall 2021

This academic year, the writing center will offer stand alone appointments online and limited in-person appointments. 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. We hope to be flexible and robust in our support for writing and learning needs!

About

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.

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 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.
  • Self-service resources and links for student writers.
  • Group events, such as our Fall Write-In and Mindfulness Writing Challenge.   
  • Conversation circles—peer led non-academic meet-ups where students engage in cross-cultural exchange in informal English with peer writing tutors. Offered Fall 2021, contact Dr. Giaimo and Essi Wunderman to join. 
  • Drop-in peer tutoring, no appointment necessary, in the CTLR (every Tuesday 7 - 11p.m., Fall 2021)
  • 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.

Syllabus Blurb for Instructors 

Feel free to include a copy of this blurb in course syllabi. Written by Constance Laranja Gooding (‘23) and Dr. Giaimo, edited by Mariana Zieve-Cohen (‘23.5). 

Genie Giaimo

Assistant Professor of Writing and Rhetoric; Director, Writing Center

Office:
Davis Family Library 225 E

Student Leadership

  • Diana Diaz, Head Tutor, New Initiatives 
  • Constance Laranja Gooding, Head Tutor, Course Tutor Programs and Tutor Educational Development
  • Mariana Zieve-Cohen, Head Tutor, Community Development and Tutor Educational Development  

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

ctlr@middlebury.edu
(802) 443-3131