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Appointments & Drop-in

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:

  • Academic papers
  • Oral and visual presentations
  • Job applications
  • Resumes

Book an Appointment

This year we are hosting online virtual appointments via Zoom OR we can comment on a document and then email it back to you. Please upload any instructions at the time of booking and your document if ready. If your document will not be ready when booking, please email it to Dr. Kubow (mlopatow@uwo.ca) at least 1 hour before your appointment start time. 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 virtual appointment (25 minutes) or two virtual appointments (50 minutes) per day. 

Review: 

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

Tutor Schedule (available time slots can be booked online) and Bios:

Cali (Eng/Monday 12pm-2pm): My name is Cali! I am a third-year student double majoring in Health Science and Psychology. I love cats, coffee, and sci-fi books. I recently read the entire Game of Thrones series so it is my current obsession.

Tess (Eng/Monday 2:30pm-4:30pm): Hi, I'm Tess! I am a fourth-year English major with a passion for storytelling. I also have a background in history, mythology, philosophy, and social issues. Come stop by the writing centre and say hello!

Joan (Eng/Tuesday 10am-12pm): My name is Joan. I am doing an Honours Specialization in English and a Major in Psychology. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, playing video games, and weightlifting. I am new to the Writing Centre here at Brescia; I am very excited to help students improve their writing skills!

Arian (Eng/Tuesday 12pm-2pm): I am completing my final year of an Honours Specialization degree in Psychology here at Brescia. In my spare time, I am an artist, a bookworm, and a runner. I look forward to helping students develop strong writing skills. Welcome to the Writing Centre!

Menley (Eng and/or French - Wednesday 9am-11am): Hi, my name is Menley! I am a fourth-year student completing an Honours Specialization in French Studies. I enjoy reading, swimming, and writing. I am looking forward to meeting you at the Writing Centre! 

Clara (Eng and/or French - Wednesday 2:30pm-4:30pm): Hello, I’m Clara! I am a third-year Brescia student pursuing a double-major in English and French Literature. I love languages and I am greatly looking forward to tutoring at the Writing Centre this year!

Dorothy (Eng/Thursday 9:30am-11:30am): Hi, I’m Dorothy. I hold a BA in English and a Master of Library & Information Studies, and am currently working towards an MA in Academic Writing & Research. Having worked in corporate and not-for-profit organizations in marketing, communications, and media, I know that communicating effectively is a very important skill. I, therefore, look forward to helping you to maximize your research and writing abilities.

Maddi (Eng/ Thursday 2:30pm-4:30pm): Hi! My name is Maddi and I am a fourth-year student at Brescia studying History and Classical Studies. I spent a semester studying abroad in South Korea last year and am looking forward to seeing everyone at the writing centre again! I am a very artistic person and love creative writing!

 

Happy Writing!

For any inquires, please email Dr. Kubow: mlopatow@uwo.ca