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Center for Writing and Speaking

The Center for Writing and Speaking is here to boost you up. 

The Center for Writing and Speaking (CWS) is a peer tutoring organization devoted to building your communication skills. 

We foster lasting success.

Our tutors are professionally trained. We meet you where you are and help set you up for continued growth. Our focus is on collaboration, foster critical thinking, and emphasizing ownership of your work.  With our editing help and coaching, you'll develop good writing or speaking habits.

We create a supportive environment.

Regardless of your major, skill level, or the stage of your project, the CWS tutors are here for you. We offer guidance and serve as responsive readers or listeners for your evolving work. We help you identify and build on your strengths. Getting tutored boosts your confidence in your ability to communicate your ideas effectively and to produce a polished final product.

CWS Staff 2023-2024

Our CWS tutors and Career Peers are excited to see you!

Meet Our Staff

Schedule A CWS Appointment

The Center for Writing and Speaking

Scheduled Appointments 
Sunday - Thursday
9 a.m. - 9 p.m.

9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Walk-in Appointments

Every Other Monday
7 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Tutoring Hub 

Presentation Center

Campbell Hall is open 24 hours a day as a student work space. 


Center Services

The Center for Writing and Speaking is located on the ground floor of Campbell Hall and is open 24 hours a day as a student workspace. Come and meet collectively with your presentation group, or individually with a tutor, as you prepare your project. If you are working on a speech and want to practice your delivery, our Presentation Center (G-17) has state-of-the-art projection equipment to help you make the most of what you have to say.

Writing and Speaking Tutoring

We have more than thirty student tutors who are trained to work in all aspects of the writing and speaking process. Schedule your appointment for assistance with papers, presentations, resumes, and mock interviews. Whether you need to brainstorm ideas for a project or revise a final draft, the CWS is here for you.

Partners Program

The Partners Program matches you with a tutor “partner” for the semester or the year. The program may be used for (but is not limited to): creative writing, practice of conversational English language skills, improving grammar and pronunciation, practice of college-level academic discourse, analytical speech and writing, senior seminar writing and speaking assignments, and reducing speech anxiety.

Course Tutor Program

At an instructor’s request, a CWS tutor may be assigned to a particular course and instructor to serve as a “course tutor.” A course tutor is a great contribution to the class learning experience. They will attend all class sessions, be acquainted with the course materials, and offer course-specific help for writing and speaking assignments.

Meet the Staff

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Natalie Villacorta

Director, Center for Writing and Speaking | Assistant Professor of English


Phone: 404.471.5753

Location: Buttrick 309

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Imani Young Bey

Associate Director of the Center for Writing and Speaking


Phone: 404.471.5201

Location: Campbell Hall G14

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