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.

FWC in 2018-19

This year, the Farnham Writers’ Center is offering two new services:

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 peer writing assistant who can help you with your Creative Writing coursework. 

Writing Tutoring Across Languages: Are you writing academic papers in a language besides English? The Farnham Writers’ Center has several peer writing assistants qualified to work with you on papers in languages including French, Spanish, and Chinese among others (depending on staff languages each semester). 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