University Canada West (UCW) students can book one-on-one time with writing coaches. 

These free appointments last up to 45 minutes and cover any type of academic writing for all students – from first year to graduating students, and everyone in between.

“Writing coaches are happy to be a sounding board for ideas, to provide advice on writing processes and to help find resources that students can use on their own time,” said Brock Dykeman, UCW’s President. “This is wonderful opportunity for our students to improve their academic writing.”

UCW instructors Brian Graham, Maryam Rostamy, Ange Quapa, Daniel Shaw, Jeff McCarville, Julie Lee, Michael Twist and Carol Koop are all available to help students with their writing.

Students can book one appointment per day and up to two appointments per week.

To make an appointment, students must send a message through the MyUCW Student Portal to [email protected] with the completed Writing Coach Appointment Document, which can be downloaded from the MyUCW Student Portal. The message must include “Writing Coach Appointment” in the subject line and the message should include the student’s name, student number and preferred date and time for the appointment. Students must also include assignment instructions and the second draft of the assignment.

Requests will usually be processed within 48 hours based on availability.

Online writing coaches remain available as a free service to all UCW students. Students can directly send their assignments to an online writing coach.

After reviewing a student’s work, the coach provides feedback on writing structure, organization, critical thinking issues, citation and more. The online writing coach will devote up to 30 minutes to each session.

To contact an online writing coach, send a message to [email protected].

“This is another way we can help our students reach their potential and surpass their goals,” Brock said.

More information about writing coaches and tutors can be found in the MyUCW Student Portal under the Library tab in the left-side menu.


Published on Dec. 10, 2020.