Department of English & Rhetoric


Writing Center Director

Abigail Lambke, Ph.D., Associate Professor
P: 816-501-3633 / E:

Mission Statement: In service to Avila University’s mission to prepare lifelong learners, the Writing Center cultivates attentive writing practices through one-on-one in-person consultations with dedicated peer tutors.

Writing Center

FREE help from peer tutors with any paper, in any class, at any stage of writing.

Located inside the Hooley-Bundschu Library & Learning Commons, the Writing Center will be hosting free remote tutoring consultations for Avila students – undergraduate and graduate. Common areas of assistance include grammar, organization, thesis statements, punctuation, formatting, outlining, and brainstorming. All consultations are virtual using Microsoft Teams to facilitate tutoring. If you are unable to access the listed websites, we can conduct a consultation via phone call.  If you need help with any paper/topic/essay please email for an online consultation.

Spring 2021 Writing Center hours:

  • Sunday: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Monday: 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. – 8 p..m.
  • Tuesday: 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Thursday: 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Friday: 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Students can stay up-to-date with weekly availability by checking out the Writing Center’s Facebook page. The Facebook page will be used to interact with students as well as keep students up-to-date about Writing Center hours, last-minute closings, or last-minute availability (An individual does not need a Facebook account in order to view the Writing Center page). 

If you have ANY questions, contact

Jasmine – Graduate Assistant
Jasmine is our first Graduate Assistant in the Writing Center! She is excited to develop her writing skills while helping others. She is in her second semester of graduate school in the Counseling Psychology program and received her Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development and Family Science from Oklahoma State University. She hopes to complete her Master’s degree in Fall 2021. Aside from being a full-time student, Jasmine also works full-time for a health care company as the Administrative Assistant. During her free time, she enjoys boxing with her cousin, going to happy hour with friends, and exploring downtown KCMO. Her tutoring philosophy follows John Dewey’s statement: “Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.”

Scott is a senior at Avila University majoring in Business Administration and this is his third year as a Writing Center tutor. After graduating from Avila, Scott will attend law school with the long-term goal of earning a judgeship. In his free time, Scott likes to play guitar, drums, and go to punk rock concerts.

Scott’s tutoring philosophy focuses on empowering students with the ability to self sustain in the world of writing. His goal when tutoring students is to make them less dependent and to enable them with the necessary knowledge for succeeding in a competitive job market.

Olivia is a senior majoring in English with a Literature concentration and minoring in Business Administration. After graduating from Avila, she plans on obtaining her TEFL certification and teaching English abroad. In her free time, Olivia enjoys reading science and fantasy fiction, writing poetry and short stories, and sewing embroidery.  This is her fourth year as a writing tutor at Avila.  Her tutoring philosophy is that we all use words, and sometimes we need help putting them down on paper.

Steph is currently a freshman, majoring in Elementary Education with a minor in English and plans on becoming a fourth-grade teacher after graduation. Her dream is to have an open and diverse classroom that can allow her to accept students with open arms.

She has always had a love for writing and quickly became Editor in Chief of her school’s newspaper, poet, and librarian intern for her district’s elementary school. When she isn’t writing or tutoring, however, she always finds the time to continue her favorite sport: boxing. This is her first year as a Writing Center tutor and she is excited to begin her first year with other amazing writers.

Hussan is a sophomore majoring in Biology and Pre-PA with hopes to one day become a Physician Assistant. After graduation, he plans to attend graduate school to obtain his license and start practicing. He has always had a passion for writing and developing a way to portray his thoughts through his words. This is his first year as a tutor in the writing center of the Hooley-Bundschu Library & Learning Commons here at Avila University. Aside from being  tutor, he works as a CNA at Sunrise Senior Living, is involved in the Trio program, and is also a Resident Assistant on campus. In his free time, Hussan enjoys playing basketball and spending time with his loved ones.

His primary goal is to assist students in any way possible and he is very excited to begin his first year as a writing tutor! His tutoring philosophy in explained by Louis L’Amour: “Start writing, no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on.”


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