Writing Tutoring | Cascadia College

Writing & Language Tutoring

Whether you're crafting essays, unraveling the mysteries of syntax, or want to enhance your storytelling abilities — we're here to help you conquer your class assignments. We also offer tutoring in Spanish and Japanese.


Writing & Language Tutoring

We Are Ready for You!

We are offering both in-person and online writing tutoring this quarter. We will meet with drop-in students on a first-come-first served basis, but we strongly encourage student to make a writing tutoring appointment.

Writing Tutor Schedule

On Campus & Online
Monday 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Online Only
Friday 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
On Campus & Online

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

Tuesday 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

Thursday 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
On Campus & Online
Wednesday 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
Online Only
Monday 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
Tuesday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Thursday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Writing Tutoring FAQs

Writing tutors can help students at any stage in the writing process. They work with students to brainstorm ideas for paper topics, review partial or whole drafts, and provide guidance on specific topics (e.g., introductions and conclusions, integrating quotes into a paper, etc.). Students may receive help on writing projects from all disciplines (e.g., English, history, psychology, art, ESL, etc.) and genres (e.g., response papers, research papers, personal statements, works of fiction, etc.). Tutors do not “edit” or “correct” papers, but focus instead on high order concerns such as thesis statements, the development of ideas, and overall organization.

The goal of our writing tutors is to provide students with the skills to think and work independently on future writing projects. To accomplish this goal, tutors incorporate questions and dialogue into each session to actively engage students in the learning process.

While we strongly encourage students to schedule an appointment with a writing tutor, we do allow drop-ins. Students who drop in will go onto a waitlist and receive help on a first-come-first-served basis. Students who have scheduled appointments will take priority over those on the waitlist. Please note that during busy times, the wait time can be significant for drop-in students.

Students should bring a paper copy of their writing project so that tutors can make notes on the page. We also encourage students to bring their paper prompt, course syllabus, any previous drafts that include instructor comments, grading rubric (if available), and textbook. Tutors generally begin sessions by asking students the specific questions or concerns that they have about their current project. Thinking about this prior to a tutoring session will help tutors focus and structure the session.

Tutoring sessions are scheduled for 45 minutes. Students can continue working on their writing projects independently beyond the tutoring session in the Writing Center when space allows.

Meet Our Writing & Language Tutors

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"This will be my second quarter working as a writing tutor at Cascadia and I couldn't be more excited! I've found that I enjoy helping students improve their writing by refining their thoughts and working together to understand complex texts. I have a passion for creative writing, specifically poetry and short stories. I especially love writing poems to give to my friends on their birthdays! 

"I am hoping to transfer to Western Washington University to obtain a major in English Language Learners and Bilingual Education alongside a teaching certification. Another goal of mine is to minor in Japanese language, and I have always dreamed of teaching English in Japan!

"I love watching satire and sitcoms (Kath & Kim, It's Always Sunny, anything Nathan Fielder) and RuPaul's Drag Race, listening to electronic music (Breakbeat and DnB in particular) and studying Japanese."

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"Hello! I am a junior in high school and part of the Running Start program. As a first year Cascadia student, I am working towards an Associate’s Degree in Integrated Studies! My current plan is to then transfer to a university and pursue a career around American Sign Language. 

"English is one of my favorite subjects and I love numerous genres of reading, but especially realistic and historical fiction. I also enjoy some non-fiction and discovered that when I studied the life of Anne Frank for almost two semesters in a history class. I love to learn, especially by reading. Growing up with books all around the house, I quickly found out how much I loved to read. My mom was an English teacher, so perhaps I have the gene for it! I also really enjoy watching movies and organizing spaces in my home. I love to spend time with my family and snuggle with my golden retriever! 

"This is my first quarter working as an English tutor, and I am excited to start. I look forward to working with everyone!"

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"Hey there- I’m Emerson, one of the BLC’s Writing Tutors. I’m a second-year student currently pursuing my associate degree, intending to major in Wildlife Ecology. 

"In my spare time I enjoy camping, attending poetry open-mics (one of my poems is being published in an anthology this year!), catching snakes, playing TTRPGs, and arguing with strangers online about the classifications of local fungi. 

"My favorite book is Hope Jahren’s memoir “Lab Girl”, but I also read a lot of fantasy and horror novels."

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"This is my second quarter as a writing tutor at Cascadia, and as a student, I’m studying for an Associate in Integrated Studies. No matter where I am in life, reading is guaranteed to be a part of it. I've always been drawn to storytelling as a means of exploring the what-ifs and hidden perspectives in our world, especially through fiction.

"As a language enthusiast, I spend a lot of my spare time practicing the languages I've learned/am learning (Spanish, Mandarin, Russian, and ASL). Off-screen activities I love include baking, working out, and moving to anything musical.

"My favorite part about tutoring is getting to see people put their passions and ideas onto paper and write in their voices. Getting to collaborate with professors to make claiming an education as accessible and attainable as possible is such an extraordinary experience, and it's something I hope to keep doing until the end of my studies here."

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"As a first-year Running Start student here at Cascadia, I’m pursuing an Associates degree in Integrated Studies. After graduating, I hope to continue my educational journey at a four-year college and earn a major in education, literature, or political science. 

"In my freetime, I enjoy reading historical fiction, dystopian novels, and academic nonfiction. I also love watching period dramas and satire, and can often be found listening to indie rock and playing my own songs on guitar. My other hobbies include weightlifting, graphic design, and solitaire. 

"I dabble in many varieties of writing, mostly fiction, poetry, songwriting, and journalism. Currently, I write and edit articles for my high school’s Journalism Club, and am working on editing a novel and completing another poetry anthology.

"This will be my first quarter as a writing tutor, and I look forward to inspiring a love of literature and writing in my fellow students. I hope to give a sense of clarity and understanding to others, and to help writers discover their own voice, and the potential they have to persuade, describe, and inspire emotional connections in others. Words and linguistic expression have always been my true love, and sharing this love with other writers through guidance will be an unbelievably rewarding experience."

Pronounced: Ice-Lin Muh-Drew

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"Hello! I am a freshman at Cascadia this year as a first time tutor and am currently planning on majoring in Creative Writing, Arts and Humanities as of now. As a kid, my mom always loved to read books out loud to my siblings and I before bed which would begin my book fever later on in life. It took me a while to get into reading as a hobby but I finally did some years ago and have since been growing my collection.

"I enjoy reading fiction the most, ranging from romance, fantasy and dystopian, to the non-fictions books I have on my shelves surrounding my other areas of interest in the world like social politics and nature.

"In my free time I enjoy watching shows from around the world, or anything that peaks my interest, working on the outline for a book I'm writing, taking my dog on walks, and exercising.

"I have always enjoyed the world of writing in some for or fashion and am grateful to have this opportunity to grow my skill set."

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"This is my third quarter at Cascadia, and my first quarter as a writing tutor. My journey here has been quite an adventure, having been born in China and spent half of my life in Australia. My passion for reading has always been a driving force in my life, and I believe that it is through the power of words that we can truly understand and appreciate the complexities of our world.

"As a writing tutor, I am excited to help others develop their skills in expressing themselves through the written word. I believe that writing is not only a way to communicate our thoughts and ideas, but also a tool that helps us to process and internalize the knowledge we gain from our experiences. I am eager to help other students as they explore the vast world of writing and its many benefits.

"I am thrilled to be a part of the BLC and to have the opportunity to share my passion for writing and learning with others. I can't wait to witness the growth and progress of other students as they embark on their own writing journey."

Emily Kang wide shot at outdoor festival

"This will be my fourth quarter studying at Cascadia and second quarter working as a writing tutor at BLC.

"I enjoy writing different types of it and I personally find writing interesting as it allows me to express myself in a particular way. The whole process of drafting lets me generate new ideas and organize my thoughts. 

"As a student who knows how stressful and how many students struggle with writing, I would like to help my fellow students to find the motivation and purpose when it comes to writing. I am more than happy to assist them succeed in their wiring courses!"

Public Speaking Coaching  

  • Coaches can support students with presentations that require public speaking. Although they specialize in supporting students in CMST 220: Public Speaking, coaches care also available to assist students with any public speaking assignment. Coaching is available by appointment only, and appointments must be scheduled at least 24 business hours in advance.