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  • Phone
    (562) 903-4826
  • Email
  • Location
    Library (Middle Level)

Office Hours

  • Regular Hours
    Monday–Thursday, 9 a.m.–8 p.m.
    Friday, 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
    Saturday, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.

    Summer Hours (May–August)
    Monday–Friday, 12–5 p.m.

Rhetoric & Writing Center

Our mission is to support students, faculty and staff in their writing. Our team of peer consultants provides help with any writing assignments, research reports, graduate theses, conference presentations and conversational English. We provide feedback for writing projects at any stage—from outlines and early drafts to revisions and final edits—in a friendly, supportive environment, both face-to-face and online. You can create an account with us and make an appointment today using our online scheduler.

We draw our philosophy from Stephen North: we strive to develop strong writers, rather than just strong writing. We work to support writers in their work, while letting them maintain control and ownership over their writing. That is, the peer consultant asks and helps answer questions, gives advice, listens, shares different perspectives and provides expertise, while affirming the writer’s agency and responsibility over their own writing.

In additional to traditional academic projects, we help with multimodal projects and professional documents (e. g., résumés, cover letters and statements of purpose).

General Policies

Biola students, faculty and staff can have up to three free 50-minute appointments each week.

Clients are responsible for canceling appointments using the online scheduler. Three no-shows (missed appointment without prior cancellation) result in a temporarily blocked account.

Faculty may request embedded tutoring (in-class writing support) by contacting the director via email at

Writing Center Resources

The Purdue OWL (formatting help)

The English Language Program at Biola

APA Academic Writer

Department Members

Associate Professor, English