Writing coaches are primarily students who have completed their freshman-level English courses and have been highly recommended by their English instructors as good candidates to serve as tutors. They are also students who enjoy reading, writing, and effective research. All of the coaches are knowledgeable about the writing process and are trained to provide thoughtful responses to another student’s writing, whether the assignment is from a business, science, education or humanities class. Coaches work with writers at every stage of the writing process — from idea gathering, pre-writing and organizing to drafting and revising. We do not proofread; we only give proofreading tips.
Faculty coaches are individuals who hold a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree. They are, just as the peer tutors, trained in techniques that assist them in helping students become more effective writers.