We are open [MSJ 158 & virtually] as a team from September 12th 2022 to April 6th 2023!
NEW LOCATION: St. James 158 & virtually!
While you are always welcome to drop-in, we are working in "high demand" and may not always be able to accommodate you. We strongly suggest pre-booking appointments in advance to guarantee a spot.
We offer in-person sessions (MSJ 158) Monday-Thursday. You can also choose to have your appointment conducted virtually (Zoom OR commentary on a Word Document that will be emailed back to you) Monday-Thursday.
We offer virtual appointments (Zoom OR commentary on a Word Document that will be emailed back to you) on Fridays with graduate students.
Please upload your assignment instructions when booking!
We are closed during Reading Weeks and Exam Periods. During these times, please contact Dr. Kubow (email@example.com) for an appointment.
The Centre is here to support students and faculty as we learn to become more effective communicators. To help you become a better writer we offer a variety of services, including individual sessions with a writing tutor. During individual sessions, we provide feedback on:
We will assist you at any stage of the writing process to support learning strategies, generating ideas, locating resources and drafting, revising and editing your own work. Please also outline your writing goals (thesis development, grammar etc.) at the time of booking.
Remember, we will not write your papers for you or serve as an editing or proofreading service. However, we will be happy to help you learn more about writing.
Our goal is to help you develop your writing skills and become an improved writer.
When booking an appointment, tutors with the indicator “English and/or French” can tutor in both languages, this includes booking an appointment to have a French language conversation to practise pronunciation!
You can book one appointment (25 minutes) or two appointments (50 minutes) per day.
Tutor Schedule (available time slots can be booked online) and Bios:
Julia Weir - Monday 9:00am-11:00am [English]: Hello, my name is Julia! I am in my third year of an Honours Specialization in Sociology and Minor in Childhood and Social Institutions. In my free time, I enjoy listening to music, being active outdoors, and baking! I am looking forward to meeting you at the Writing Centre!
Isabelle Dykstra - Monday 11:00am-12:00pm [English and/or French]: Hi, my name is Isabelle! I'm in my third year of pursuing an Honours Specialization in French Studies and a minor in English for Teachers. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my friends, playing Sims, and hiking. I look forward to meeting you!
Madison Taylor - Tuesday 9:30am-11:30am [English and/or French]: Hi, my name is Madison! I am a third-year student completing an Honours Double Major in French for Teaching and English Language and Literature. I love reading, dancing, and travelling! I am looking forward to working with you at the Writing Centre!
Jessica Veitch - Tuesday 1:30pm-3:30pm [English]: Hello! My name is Jessica and I am a fourth-year Family Studies and Psychology student at Brescia. I am hoping to do a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy next year. I am super passionate about my program and future career goals and so I love reading about relationships, parenting, and personal development. I’m really looking forward to meeting you and helping you achieve your writing goals!
Beatrice Reinhardt - Wednesday 11:00am-1:00pm [English and/or French]: Hello, my name is Beatrice! I am a fourth-year student at Brescia majoring in French for Teaching and English Language and Literature. I am an avid granny crafter, tea enthusiast and bookworm. I am looking forward to meeting you all at the writing centre this year!
Christina Butchart - Wednesday 1:30pm-3:30pm [English and/or French]: Hi, my name is Christina! I am in my third year completing a double-major in French for Teaching and History. I like to travel, be active, read, and watch "The Office" during my free time. If you have questions about anything writing-related or even about topics in French and History, please do not hesitate to find me at the Writing Centre!
Nikki Lobban - Thursday 9:00am-11:00am [English and/or French]: Hey! I’m Nikki and I’m a fourth-year student at Brescia completing an Honours Specialization in French Studies and a minor in Political Science. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, travelling, dancing, and playing with my golden retriever. I am really looking forward to tutoring at the Writing Centre this year and I hope to see you there!
Isabelle Dykstra - Thursday 3:00pm-4:00pm [English and/or French]: Hi, my name is Isabelle! I'm in my third year of pursuing an Honours Specialization in French Studies and a minor in English for Teachers. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my friends, playing Sims, and hiking. I look forward to meeting you!
Joanne Grafton - Friday 9:00am-11:00am Online Only [English]: Hi everyone, I’m Joanne! I am a 2019 Brescia alumna with a double major in English and History. A year later I completed my MA in History at Laurier, and now I’m back at Western in my second year of teacher’s college at Althouse. I love Brescia and am grateful to be back working with the Writing Centre! I love reading, writing, dogs, baking, and learning new things. Looking forward to chatting with you at the Writing Centre!
Haylee Purdy - Friday 1:00pm-4:00pm Online Only [English and/or French]: Bonjour! My name is Haylee and I am in my first year of teacher's college at Althouse! I am a 2022 Brescia alumna with an Honours Double Major in French for Teaching and Psychology. I am so excited to be back at the Writing Centre this year! I love to read and do sudoku puzzles, and I love murder mystery shows! I’m looking forward to meeting you at the Writing Centre!
For any inquires, please email Dr. Kubow: firstname.lastname@example.org
Recent Review (2022):
I am very appreciative to have had the Writing Centre Coordinator's assistance when applying to graduate school. Dr. Kubow is a very kind, supportive, and approachable person. She went above and beyond to help me. She responded to my emails within 24 hours and answered all of my questions. Dr. Kubow did everything she could to give me feedback on writing drafts before deadlines, even responding after hours!
Dr. Kubow helped with editing my grammar and suggested ways to rewrite sentences. Her prompts allowed me to self-reflect on my goals, which was key to my graduate writing pieces. She commended me on my hard work and where I shined; she was rooting for my success! Overall, I was amazed and astonished by the support I received from Dr. Kubow. Her constructive feedback has allowed me to improve my writing abilities greatly. I have submitted graduate application documents that I am very proud of, all thanks to her.
After my experience, I strongly encourage all Brescia students to use the Writing Centre. It has many resources to enhance your writing and achieve your goals.
BScFN Candidate: Honours Specialization in Nutrition and Dietetics (2022) / BA Candidate: Major in Health Sciences (2022)
Recent Review (2021):
The Writing Centre at Brescia is an extraordinary resource that has provided me with extensive knowledge to help further improve my writing capabilities. Dr. Kubow, the amazing, kind, and welcoming Writing Centre Coordinator, has helped advance my confidence, taught me foundational writing skills, and her attention to detail uplifts my writing.
Dr. Kubow is extremely approachable and willing to answer any question. She is truly a light in my life, and I encourage every student to visit the Writing Centre to help you succeed through your academic journey! Thank you to Dr. Kubow and the amazing Writing Centre Student workers who help the Brescia Community thrive!
Mikayla Castagna - 4th Year Student
Recent Review (2020)
Maggie and all of her staff at Brescia’s Writing Centre have provided me with excellent writing support over the past year. I firmly believe their support contributed to the high level of academic success I achieved in Year 3 of my program. I was also very impressed with how well they handled their transition to an online only format which made it easy for me to use their services this semester. With their continued support I look forward to achieving similar success in Year 4.
Maggie herself was always accommodating and went above and beyond to ensure I received the help that I needed. I truly felt she was rooting for my success as a student. In addition, the writing staff has always provided me with high quality service and even coached me through some of the writing challenges I have faced.
I have used their services for everything from individual and group assignments to application essays. I found using their services for group assignments to be particularly helpful since they provide feedback as a neutral party. Group assignments can be challenging but they helped make them easier for me with their support.
I highly encourage students to go and make an appointment with the Writing Centre today! They are there to support all of us students to achieve success and reach our academic goals.
Thank you again for all that you and your staff do.
With much gratitude and appreciation,
Nicole Weber BSc Candidate | Honors Specialization in Nutrition and Dietetics Year 4