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.
- 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.
The Writing Center typically offers appointments through course tutoring, online, and in the CTLR (Davis Family Library 225). Email Genie Giaimo at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.