Writing & Language Center

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The Writing & Language Center (WLC), located on the first floor of Ladd Library (Room 101), empowers Bates students in becoming more effective writers, communicators, thinkers, and learners by providing a supportive environment for idea generation, collaboration, drafting, writing, revising, editing, studying, speaking, and presenting. WLC tutors are Bates students trained to listen to and guide their peers in using writing and language to achieve students’ personal and academic goals.

Click the links to meet our Writing Tutors, Writing Fellows, Language Tutors, and Student Managers. We also offer Thesis Café on Wednesdays. Considering working for us? Check out this page.


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Check out our drop-in hours or make an appointment on Penji.

Winter 2023 Hours

Day of WeekMorning/AfternoonEvening
Monday11:00am – 3:00pm6:00pm – 9:00pm
Tuesday11:00am – 3:00pm6:00pm – 9:00pm
Wednesday11:00am – 3:00pm6:00pm – 9:00pm
Thursday11:00am – 3:00pm6:00pm – 9:00pm
Friday11:00am – 3:00pmCLOSED
SaturdayCLOSEDCLOSED
SundayCLOSED6:00pm – 9:00pm

THESIS CAFE will be held every Wednesday from 9-11am and from 4-6pm for seniors writing theses or working on their capstone projects. More information available here.

The WLC is located in Room 101 on the First Floor of Ladd Library. To drop in, please enter Ladd Library, turn left, then left again. You can see us through the windowed walls behind ARC.

Hiring Information for 2022-2023 School Year

Our 2022-2023 writing and language tutor roster is full at this time. We will be hiring writing tutors for the 2023-2024 school year beginning in February of 2023. Stay tuned for those ads on Handshake and consider taking our short term (’23) tutor-training course EDU s19 Theory & Practice of Writing & Tutoring.

Have a question about working as a WLC tutor? Please email Bridget Fullerton at bfullert@bates.edu or writing@bates.edu. Bridget will be happy to talk to you about the positions available, how to apply, and the awesome benefits of becoming a tutor.


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Our Values

In the Writing & Language Center, we seek to

  • Collaborate as equal partners with our peers.
  • Center processes over products.
  • Embrace and uplift our linguistic diversity.
  • Anticipate all learning styles.
  • Support the whole student.

For inquiries about our services, please contact Bridget Fullerton, Acting Director of Writing@Bates and the Writing & Language Center.