The Honors Program Writing Center
Need help with grammar, citations, or those pesky bibliographies? Or are you simply suffering from writer’s block and could use some guidance?
Whatever your dilemma, the Writing Center is here to help by providing top-notch writing assistance to Honors students.
Through constructive dialogue, our trained tutors offer you the tools you’ll need to improve your writing skills in any of your classes.
Making an appointment
E-mail us your name and at least two possible meeting times (during our open hours). Please allow 24 hours for your appointment to be scheduled.
Hours for Spring 2013 are currently in development. Check back the first week of classes for Spring hours.
Meet the tutors
A Phoenix native, Daniel is a Senior at NAU majoring in English with a minor in history. He plans on entering the field of publishing and/or obtaining a Master's degree in library and information sciences. He currently works as a Library Assistant at Cline Library. Daniel's interests include but are not limited to literature, history, politics, astronomy, poetry, journalism, film, and food. He is a student who loves to learn.
Melissa is a junior from Gilbert who is studying Biology Secondary Education with a minor in chemistry. She is a facilitator for the EDGE program, an Honors GURU, and also works at the NSLC tutoring science. Melissa enjoys giving back to her community with her sorority, Omega Phi Alpha. This curly-haired blonde has been known to laugh continuously, blast country music, and make the occasional Doctor Who reference. When she has free time, Melissa can be found crafting, baking, or watching a movie.
Johanna, originally from Mexico, was raised in the hottest part of Phoenix, Arizona, for most of her life, where she learned to communicate efficiently in the English language. Because of the biomedical degree she has nearly completed, she is prepared to tutor students with biology or chemistry-related papers as well as literary and research-based ones. When Johanna is not tutoring, acting as an Honors GURU, or studying, she can be found in her dorm room in Campbell sleeping peacefully or prancing around NAU campus while listening to bad pop music. She enjoys musicals, Miyazaki films, and eating spicy Thai food.
Melanie is a Secondary Education-English major with a minor in history, going into her third year here at NAU. She was born and raised in Southern California but came to NAU because of the education program as well as the snow. Melanie likes to ski, snowboard, read, run, hike, watch movies, and catch up with friends. She is also in the process of learning how to cook, and thus far is fairly confident in her ability to make tacos. Some other fun facts about her is that she is a GURU for the Honors Program, a Jane Austen fan, and a huge dog lover.
Nicole is a native Flagstaffian and a junior here at NAU with a major in English. Her main focuses are linguistics and literature, and she has a minor in history. She also works as an Honors GURU as well. Nicole is considering a graduate study in linguistics or technical writing. Someday, she hopes to work in publishing as an editor. In her spare time, she likes to read books and is also involved in local theater. Her favorite book is "The Time Traveler's Wife" by Audrey Niffenegger.
Barbara is the coordinator of the Honors Writing Center and has been involved with the NAU Honors department for nine years. She worked as a writer and editor in the San Francisco Bay area for 15 years, and has taught on the Navajo reservation (community college and high school) as well as for Honors. Barbara is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, which probably explains a lot.