Department of English & Rhetoric

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 brainstorming, organization, thesis statements, punctuation, formatting, outlining, and grammar. We are offering in-person consultations six days a week, and remote consultations on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Schedule an appointment through WritingCenter@avila.edu or walk-in during in-person hours.

fall 2021 Writing Center hours:

  • Sunday: in-person 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Monday: in person 12 p.m. – 2 p..m.
  • Tuesday: in-person 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m. – 4 p.m., 6 p.m. – 8 p.m., and via MS Teams 8 p.m. – 10 p.m.*
  • Wednesday: in-person 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Thursday: in-person 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., and via MS Teams 8 p.m. – 10 p.m.*
  • Friday: in-person 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
    *Tuesday and Thursday nights (8 p.m. – 10 p.m.) are conducted remotely using Microsoft Teams

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 writingcenter@avila.edu

Contact

Writing Center Director

Abigail Lambke, Ph.D., Associate Professor, English
P: 816-501-3633 / E: abigail.lambke@avila.edu

Jasmine – Graduate Assistant
Jasmine is the Writing Center’s Graduate Assistant! She has been with the Writing Center since Fall 2019, and she expects to graduate from Avila’s MBA program in May 2022. Jasmine received her Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development and Family Science from Oklahoma State University in December 2018. In addition to being a full-time student, Jasmine also works for the Kansas City Public Schools and coaches volleyball. Her tutoring philosophy follows John Dewey’s statement: “Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.”

Tiera 
Tiera is a junior in the nursing program from Olathe, Kansas. This is her third year at Avila and her second year as a writing center tutor. She is looking forward to helping students gain confidence in their writing abilities as well as excelling in the classroom. Aside from school, being on the dance team here and working two jobs, Tiera likes to enjoy time with her big family and four dogs. More than anything, Tiera’s favorite part of working in the writing center is getting to know the students while working with them.

Steph
Steph is a junior, majoring in elementary education with a minor in English on a full-ride scholarship. This is her third year tutoring in the Writing Center, and she loves helping fellow writers succeed. Besides tutoring, Steph dedicates her time to her artistic abilities as Editor in Chief of Avila’s Literary Magazine, Sound and Fury. When she isn’t writing, painting, or drawing, Steph is a competitive boxer and loves going to local boxing gyms.

Alison
Alison is majoring in English and minoring in Secondary Education. This is her first year at Avila and in the Writing Center. She is excited to help her peers organize and construct papers of which they can be proud. Alison also works as a carhop for her home town Sonic- Drive thru. If she isn’t working, Alison enjoys spending time with her family, reading a book, and watching Netflix. Despite the current Covid situation, Alison is ready to get back to normalcy, and can’t want to have conversations face to face with any writers seeking assistance.

Madelyn
Madelyn is a junior majoring in biochemistry and molecular biology. This is her second year as a tutor in the Writing Center, and she is also a new peer academic coach with Academic and Tutoring Services. She is eager to welcome all students in the Writing Center, and she hopes to help them in their writing journey. Apart from tutoring, Madelyn is a part of the women’s basketball team and works in the science lab. In her little free time, she enjoys sewing and binge-watching shows.

 

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