Writing Workshop

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Writing Workshop
Type of groupService
Meeting timeTuesdays 4 PM
Meeting place1964 Room of Hopkins
Officetop floor of Sawyer,
back of Schow
ContactGodfrey Bakuli

The Writing Workshop consists of about 60 students who are paid to privately tutor other students in writing and public speaking. After being nominated by a faculty member, candidates are interviewed by the Workshop's supervisor(s), and some are selected to become tutors the following school year. Supervised by Joyce Foster (who is assisted by Jean St. Jacques), and led this year by Noah Susskind and Godfrey Bakuli, the workshop offers services in the following areas:

Drop-in Shifts

The Workshop is open from 8 p.m. to midnight, Sunday through Thursday in the back of Schow Science Library and on the top floor of Sawyer Library. You can sign up for a half-hour slot or just drop by and hope a tutor is available. This year's tutor schedule will be posted at the beginning of the fall semester.

Other services of the workshop require special arrangements. (Sorry, no drop-ins.) They are:

English as a Second Language (or third, or...)

The Workshop also has tutors trained to help foreign students with their English prose. Contact Kim Fassler or Alexandra Letvin.

Murphy Wing

Students who would like to work with one tutor on a regular basis for a semester should contact Dianne Pfundstein. (Take note that Dianne is just the coordinator, and will not necessarily be your permanent tutor.)

Speech Workshop

The speech workshop is for anyone who would like help with a presentation or public speech. Contact: Amanda Whiting.


At the beginning of each year, someone gives a speech to the writing workshop tutors. One year it was Colin Adams of the math department; in 2004 it was Evan Miller '06. Evan's speech is available online, and it is called How Not To Be a Jerk (pdf).