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Meet the Writing Centre Tutors

Become a Tutor

Being a tutor helps you to:

  • support and help other students
  • develop your writing skills
  • enhance your tutoring and teaching skills
  • reflect about writing, learning, and teaching
  • improve your leadership and communication skills
  • obtain experience that can be put on a resumé.

There are several types of opportunities for students in the Writing Centre: work study, honorarium, and volunteering. To apply for the work study, you need to be eligible and register for the Work Study Program.

To become a tutor, you need to:

  • have achieved at least a 3.33 GPA in your writing courses
  • provide a sample of your writing and a resumé
  • be committed to show up on time for your shifts with a positive attitude
  • show an eagerness to learn and develop your tutoring and writing skills
  • attend tutor training sessions and reflect on your tutoring practice
  • have good interpersonal and critical thinking skills.

If you are interested in becoming a peer tutor, please contact the Writing Centre by emailing, calling 250-371-5748 or dropping by OM 1411.

Meet the Tutors

Most of our writing tutors are students. The responsibility of the tutor is to offer feedback and advice on writing, with the goal of developing students' writing skills. The responsibility of the writing tutor is not to fix or simply edit the paper or be an expert on the content. Tutors attend up to 10 hours of training on the following topics: writing, grammar, collaboration, interpersonal skills, intercultural competencies, and tutoring and writing centre theories, practices, and strategies. The interaction between the writing tutor and the writer is one of cooperation, respect, and focused learning.

Peer tutors (Bachelor's or Master's degree in progress)

  • Anneka S.
    Anneka S.

    Specialties: English, Sociology, MLA, APA, French, Essay Writing, Essay Planning, Paragraph Transitions and Flow, Thesis Development

  • Alana B.
    Alana B.

    English, Philosophy
    Specialties: Formal and Creative Writing, Philosophical Essays and Literature

  • Jazz K.
    Jazz K.

    Specialties: Master of Education, Research Proposals, Annotated Bibliography, Literature Review, Academic Essays

  • Mercedes S.
    Mercedes S.

    English, Visual Arts
    Specialties: MLA, Academic Writing, Creative Writing, Presentations, and Resume Design

  • Palmer V.
    Palmer V.

    Specialties: Thesis Statements, MLA, Literary Analysis, Structure and Flow

  • Daniel P.
    Daniel P.

    Master of Education, Linguistics
    Specialties: Research Writing, APA 7th Citation, Grammar, English Language Teaching

  • Zoe D.
    Zoe D.

    History, English
    Specialties: Essay Organization, Primary Source Analysis, Chicago Citations, Integrating Quotations

  • Niksha K.
    Niksha K.

    Master of Education
    Specialties: APA Writing, Research, Poster Making, Research Proposals, Annotated Bibliography

  • Benjamin S.
    Benjamin S.

    English, Geology, Archeology
    Specialties: English Lit, Poetry, Creative Writing, MLA

Community, faculty, and staff volunteers

  • Matin Y.
    Matineh Y.

    Master of Education
    Specialties: APA, Essay writing, Academic writing, Presentations, and Research Skills

  • Azmaeen A.
    Azmaeen A.

    Bachelor of Business Administration
    Specialties: APA, Creative Writing, Business Writing, Formal Writing 

  • Malike B.
    Malike B.

    Specialties: Essay Structure and Organization, Paragraph Transitions and Flow, Research Skills (Undergraduate level), Creative Writing

  • Maggie

    Marketing & Supply Chain Management
    Specialties: Essay Planning & Organizing, APA, Grammar

  • Julye-Anne M.
    Julye-Anne M.

    English Major, History Minor
    Specialties: Scientific Writing, Creative Writing, Essay Writing, Brainstorming

  • Tara D.
    Tara D.

    Specialties: APA, Essay Writing, Business & Technical Writing

  • Farzaneh O.
    Farzaneh O.

    Master of Education
    Specialties: APA, Research Skills, Essay Writing, Essay Planning, Presentations and Group Project

  • Garima Y.
    Garima Y.

    BA in English, MEd
    Specialties: Graduate, APA, ESL, Presentations, Academic/Essay Writing, Thesis Development, Research

  • Vera W.
    Vera W.

    Master of Education, TESL
    Specialties: Brainstorming, Planning and Organization, APA, Test Strategies and Exam Preparation (IELTS, Accuplacer), Visualizing Information, PowerPoint

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