Welcome to the Writing Center

Seaver students in class

Visiting the Writing Center


Currently, the Writing Center is serving students exclusively through our  Online  Appointment System.  Please click on the link to upload a paper that you are working on. If you would like to have a video conference to meet with a tutor in real time, please indicate this on the online form when you upload your paper.

Hours of Operation

Generally, tutors are available 7 days a week.  The hours vary from day-to-day. Our online scheduleis not currently active as we are providing tutoring exclusively online for the Spring 2020 semester.

About the Writing Center

A Brief History

The Writing Center was established in 1975 by Dr. Cynthia Novak who wanted to provide writing support for her international students. Dr. Novak began holding small tutoring sessions in her office. Over the years, the Writing Center has expanded, moving its locale several times. It is now housed in Payson Library.

What We Do

The Writing Center is a friendly place to get help with your writing. Experienced writing consultants can help you develop ideas, research information, generate a draft, revise your work, or edit a final draft. Our goal is not to "correct" your writing, but to help you become a better writer.

All Pepperdine students, faculty, and staff members are invited to use the Writing Center. We help experienced writers who wish to improve their skills as well as less experienced writers who need help completing class assignments and projects.

We are here to help you with a variety of writing tasks, including:

  • Research Papers
  • Reviews
  • Expository Essays
  • Graduate School Applications
  • Cover Letters
  • Junior Writing Portfolio

Our Writing Consultants

All of our Writing Consultants have been carefully trained to assist our clients. The following are our tutors for the 2017/18 school year:

Returning Tutors:

  • Madeline Duvall
  • Makena Huey
  • Kasey Loukes
  • Alex Neis
  • Samantha Nolan
  • Alexandra Pann
  • Mary Elizabeth Salley
  • Rowan Toke
  • Adriana Walker
  • Phyllis Yu

New Tutors:

  • Caroline Anderson
  • John Flynn
  • Ibi Velasquez

Make an Appointment