Header image  The Norman M. Eberly  
 Writing Center Waidner-Spahr Library, Main Level   
Director: Judy Gill   
Senior Administrative Assistant: Sally Nestor   
  What We Do  
writing tutoring

Central to our approach to tutoring is flexibility and collaboration. We see each student as an individual with particular concerns, situations, and goals, and we respond to these diverse factors.

  • We acknowledge that the writing "belongs" to the student and that our purpose is to help the student achieve his or her goals.
  • We respect the student's authority and autonomy.
  • We assist students in understanding and interpreting the  requirements of an assignment.
  • We help students with their writing at any stage in the writing process.
  • We assist students in clarifying and developing ideas.
  • We help students in organizing and supporting points.
  • We help students to write clearly and precisely and to recognize and correct grammatical and mechanical errors.

Writing Center tutors do not write students' papers for them. We do not supply content, fix mistakes, or proofread papers.