Wofford Writing Center

The Wofford Writing Center will offer students the following options to work with a peer tutor on their writing assignments this semester:
  1. In-person tutoring: students may drop in the Writing Center. Note that only one tutor and one student will work in the center at a time, the student and tutor will sit across the table from each other, and they work from two hard copies of the student paper and prompt/assignment. (Be sure to print these before your visit.) As an added precaution, the door to the Writing Center will remain open and tutors will disinfect the area after each student visit.
  2. Synchronous remote tutoring: the student and tutor will make an appointment to meet via an online platform and discuss the student work together. Students looking to do this option will contact the student tutor directly from the list of tutors provided below. If you like, you may cc the Director of the Writing Center, Dr. Julie Sexeny, sexenyj@wofford.edu.
  3. Asynchronous tutoring: the student will email their paper to a peer tutor from the list of those provided below. Again, you may cc the Director of the Writing Center, Dr. Julie Sexeny, sexenyj@wofford.edu. Within 48 hours of accepting the request, the peer tutor will provide written comments for the student to apply to their own paper.

List of tutors working remotely
Maggie Payne, payneme@email.wofford.edu
Nat McMaster, mcmasternt@email.wofford.edu
Hanes Grafe, grafech@email.wofford.edu

The Writing Center provides free peer tutoring on all aspects of writing, including generating ideas, determining audience and purpose, organizing ideas, providing evidence to support arguments, documenting sources and editing for grammar, punctuation and spelling. Assistance is available with written works from all disciplines, including English, education, art history, history, philosophy, religion, foreign languages, government, business, economics, math, psychology, sociology, theatre and graduate school essays.

The role of Writing Center tutors is not to proofread or to “fix” papers before they are submitted, but to respond thoughtfully to papers at any stage of the writing process and to help students improve their writing through discussion and instruction.

The Writing Center is located on the main floor of the Sandor Teszler Library. Students who need help with a long or particularly difficult paper may ask for an appointment by contacting the director, Dr. Julie Sexeny at sexenyj@wofford.edu.

Appointments are not necessary, but at certain times during the semester, the center is busy, and tutors may not be able to provide assistance to students with last-minute papers.

The Writing Center is open only during the academic year; it is closed during the summer. Hours are Monday and Wednesday, 1-4 p.m. and 6-10 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday, 2:30–10 p.m., Friday, 1-4 p.m. and Sunday, 6-10 p.m. The center is closed on Saturday.