Tutoring for Multilingual Students

The Colby Writing Program has a full-time multilingual specialist, Dr. Ghada Gherwash,
who works with non-native English speakers on all aspects of their writing in academic English. She is available by appointment at ggherwas@colby.edu and on a drop-in basis. Her office is in Miller 207B and her extension is 5297.

Spring Semester 2018

The Farnham Writers’ Center is open for spring semester on February 14th until May 10th! Our hours are Monday – Thursday from 10 a.m. – midnight and Sunday from 2 p.m. – midnight.

We are offering on-call tutoring–if our hours don’t work for you, contact headtutors@colby.edu to be set up with a tutor.

 

We are also excited to announce two exciting new programs:

Creative Writing Tutoring: Do you have a poem you’ve been struggling with? A short story you’d like more feedback on? A piece of narrative non-fiction that could use another set of eyes? The Writers’ Center has skilled creative writers on staff who’d love to help you out! Visit our Meet the Staff page to find a tutor who can help you with your Creative Writing coursework. 

Non-English Language Tutoring: Are you writing academic papers in French? Italian? Chinese? Spanish? The Farnham Writers’ Center has several tutors qualified to work with you on papers in these languages — whether you’re a beginner, intermediate, or advanced. We’ll help you with essay organization, content, paragraph development, and more. To find tutors who write in non-English languages, take a look at our Meet the Staff page.

FWC Offering “OnCall” Tutoring Over JanPlan

With the decreased number of students on campus during the JanPlan period, the Farnham Writers’ Center will be going down to part-time operating hours (6-10pm) and instead offering “OnCall” services during the day. Students interested in signing up for a session should email FWC Coordinator Alexander Champoux.

Colby Tutors Present at NCPTW

Three tutors from the Farnham Writers’ Center attended the National Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing (NCPTW) Nov. 1-3 in Tampa, Florida, along with Director Paula Harrington and Coordinator Alexander Champoux. Olivia Biagetti ’14, Justin Lutian ’15, and Andy Kang ’15 presented a panel titled “Negotiating Tutee Anxiety and the Identity Gap” with specific focuses on working with community college tutees, tutees of diverse sexualities, and tutor-tutees. In addition to presenting, the representatives of the FWC attended presentations from other colleges and universities on topics falling under the conference theme “Year of the Writer.”

Tampa Sunset

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Andy Kang '15, Justin Lutian '15, Alex Champoux, Paula Harrington, Olivia Biagetti '14