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Writing Center

Want some extra help with your writing skills? The TWU Writing Center is here for you! The Writing Center is staffed by trained student tutors who will work with you to generate insights, organize them, and fashion them into well-written essays.

Our tutors will help you address specific concerns in content, structure, grammar and style. Our aim is to empower you—to guide you toward the skills you need to write well in college and beyond. The Writing Center helps to produce good writers by giving you help when you need it in the context of your own writing. However, the Writing Center is not a proofreading service. 

The Writing Center is free for all TWU students: you are welcome to come by, without an appointment, at any time during scheduled hours. Those with long-term writing needs are encouraged to come on a regular basis, while those with lengthy projects are urged not to wait until the last minute to seek help.

Each in-person session will typically last about 15 minutes, after which you can take what you learn and apply it to your work. You can always return to the Writing Center again if need be.

Tutors will also be available to assist you online; contact for help. Please allow time for a tutor to receive your message and respond with help. 

Contact us

The Writing Center is located on the ground floor of the library in the Archives Room. For more information, please contact Dr. William Ruleman at or (423) 746-5269, or Dr. Elizabeth Ruleman at or (423) 746-5247. 


Spring 2017 Schedule



9:00-9:50 Ashley Freyler
10:00-10:50 Bryson Baker/Savannah Self
11:00-11:50 Katelyn Connar/Dr. James Schiavoni
1:00-1:50 HannahJane Caldwell
2:00-2:50 Laura Bearden
3:00-3:50 Hannah Sapp/Laura Bearden
4:00-4:50 Hannah Sapp
5:00-5:50 Makenzie Tucker
7:00-7:50 Kody Bostian


1:00-1:50 Dr. William Ruleman/Dr. Shaun Morgan
2:00-2:50 Todd Cox (religion beginning at 2:30)
3:00-3:50 Jared Taylor/Jennifer Williams/Todd Cox (religion)
4:00-4:50 Todd Cox (religion until 4:30)/ Jared Taylor/Jennifer Williams
5:00-5:50 Allison Virtue
6:00-6:50 Allison Virtue


9:00-9:50 Ashley Freyler
10:00-10:50 Savannah Self/Bryson Baker/Amber Lingerfelt/Michelle Woodruff
11:00-11:50 Katelyn Connar/Michelle Woodruff
1:00-1:50 HannahJane Caldwell
2:00-2:50 April Lewandowski
3:00-3:50 Morgan Marshall
4:00-4:50 Morgan Marshall
5:00-5:50 Makenzie Tucker
6:00-6:50 Rachel Gallison/Bryce Choate
7:00-7:50 Rachel Gallison/Bryce Choate


9:00-9:50 Mary de la Torre (online only)
10:00-10:50 Mary de la Torre (online only)
1:00-1:50 Arian Irwin/Summer Morris
2:00-2:50 Arian Irwin/Summer Morris
3:00-3:50 April Lewandowski
4:00-4:50 Carlie Smallwood
5:00-5:50 Kody Bostian


9:00-9:50 Carlie Smallwood
10:00-10:50 Amber Lingerfelt
11:00-11:50 Dr. Elizabeth Ruleman
3:00-3:50 Caitlin Dowell
4:00-4:50 Caitlin Dowell

Want to learn more about Smarthinking online tutoring? Check out this flyer and register for a webinar session to learn more!