For 24 years, Elaine Bassett served Troy through her work at the Writing Center, guiding countless writers and giving hundreds of tutors the opportunity to support and instruct their fellow students. Elaine created a Center that serves as a welcoming, inclusive space. As the new coordinator, I have big shoes to fill. But Elaine’s tremendous legacy has provided us a starting point for our work in 2017 and beyond.

In Spring 2017, the Center employs 10 tutors with majors ranging from English to business, from psychology to environmental science. So if students need help with an English, we have that covered and are always ready. But we also help students writing article summaries for business, case studies for nursing, science papers, and research essays in the social sciences. 43% of our visits tend to focus on freshman composition. But that other 57%? It’s everything else.

The Center is open from 8-4 Monday through Thursday and 8-3 on Fridays. This semester, we’ve added hours at the library so students can see a writing tutor on Thursdays from 5-7 and on Sundays from 2-3 p.m. Just ask at the library main desk; they’ll point you to a tutor.

We look forward to working with our students! Follow us on Facebook!

– Trish Harris, coordinator