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 10am-4pm and 6pm to 12am and Sunday 6pm to 12am.

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.

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