Debby Ellis Writing Center

At the DEWC, any student can come in for free help at any point in the writing process.

The DEWC is always open as a study space, and consultants are available during our regular hours:

  • Sunday 6-9 p.m.
  • Monday - Wednesday 3-9 p.m.
  • Thursday 12-9 p.m.

The DEWC also offers one-on-one consultations with ELL Resource Specialist Audrey Hamoy. Audrey is available for consultations in our center at the following times:

  • Wednesday 1-5 p.m.
  • Thursday 12-4 p.m. 



The Debby Ellis Writing Center is recruiting consultants (i.e. tutors) for the next academic year, and we are now accepting applications for 2015-2016 school year until March 1, 2015

DEWC consultants work one-on-one with Southwestern students, offering feedback and support at all stages of the writing process. After successful completion of training and interning, consultants work one or two shifts a week in the DEWC. They attend bi-monthly professional development meetings, and they assist with center outreach and peer mentoring. After one year in the DEWC, interested consultants may apply for leadership positions.  Students who have not visited the DEWC in the past are strongly encouraged to bring a piece of writing into the center for a consultation before they apply.

We welcome applications from current Southwestern students from all major areas and schools. 

Southwestern University is committed to fostering a diverse educational environment and encourages applications from members of groups traditionally under-represented in academia.

To apply:

  1. Complete the online application form by March 1, 2015. 
  2. Submit electronic copies of a writing assignment from any SU course to Dr. Carina Hoffpauir at (Please save attachments under your last name).
  3. Please download and complete the top section of the Instructor Recommendation Form and ask an instructor to complete the form and return it to Dr. Hoffpauir.

After applications have been reviewed and interviews have been conducted, newly hired consultants will undergo a training and internship program beginning after spring break. For more information about tutoring in the DEWC, please contact Dr. Carina Hoffpauir, Interim Faculty Co-Director.