Writing Help

Online Meeting: Book a 25 or 55-minute appointment to talk one-to-one with a Writing Help tutor via WebEx.

Tutors can help you to

  •     clarify your goals
  •     improve your organization and writing style
  •     learn how to outline, draft, and revise your work
  •     practice the conventions of writing in your discipline
  •     notice patterns of error in your writing, which will help you to focus your editing and proofreading
  •     understand the rules of grammar, sentence structure, and punctuation.

Please note that Writing Centre tutors cannot edit or proofread your paper. They can teach you about writing using your work as an example of writing areas of strength and weakness.

Appointments take place via WebEx. The day before your appointment, you will receive an email with a link to participate. Before your appointment, make sure that you have a microphone and speakers or headphones. To reduce potential audio feedback, the use of headphones is recommended. If you have never used WebEx before, you will need to add an extension to your web browser or install the desktop app.

If our appointment times don't work for you, please feel free to take advantage of email-based tutoring.

tutor schedule

Writing Tutors

Christina has been a tutor since September and is a master's student in biology, researching a genetic approach to studying wildlife diets. Christina can help you with your general writing questions about organizing your paper, building a strong argument, or fixing pesky grammar and punctuation errors. She can also help you communicate effectively in the sciences, build your English language competency, and develop skills to write clearly, concisely, and coherently. To relax and unwind, Christina loves walking with her dog, playing board games, and practicing yoga. Preferred pronouns: she/her.

Laura has been a tutor for eight years and is a Ph.D. candidate in history focusing on transportation policy in the prairies. She has a background in agriculture and economics. Laura can help with writing from starting a project to formatting a bibliography and all the steps in between—thesis statements, argumentation, using quotations, paraphrasing, etc. Her favourite citation style is Chicago (notes-bibliography or author-date) but she can also help with APA (6th and 7th edition) style. When she isn’t writing her dissertation she enjoys exploring the prairies and finding new ice cream flavours. Preferred pronouns: she/her.

Delane has a Bachelor of Arts Honours in English and will be pursuing a Masters of Writing next fall. Delane has been a tutor for two years and can help you with bringing your essay from the planning stages into a fully fleshed out argument. Delane has expertise in writing thesis statements, argumentation, grammar, punctuation, and MLA formatting. Delane is passionate about reading, creative writing, video games, and has recently started trying her hand at embroidery and cross-stitching. Preferred pronouns: she/her.

Rachel has worked as a tutor in the Writing Centre for a year. She is currently a master’s student in archaeology, using synchrotron techniques to study lead exposure in bone. Rachel has experience in writing in the social sciences and biological/biomedical sciences and would love to help you with any of your writing concerns including grammar, style, clarity, wordiness, argumentation, organization, thesis statements, and referencing (particularly in APA style and Chicago Author-Date style). Preferred pronouns: she/her.

Adam is currently finishing his Ph.D. in English, with a focus on Victorian literature, and he has been a tutor since 2012. While Adam specializes in English essays and has taught English classes as both an instructor and teaching assistant, he can help you with writing papers for the humanities, in general. He has a great understanding of the MLA referencing style, but he can help you with Chicago and APA, as well, and Adam has experience teaching English grammar and punctuation. When not working on his dissertation or teaching, Adam enjoys reading, watching movies, cycling, and playing badminton. Preferred pronouns: he/his.

Martin has been a tutor at the Writing Centre for 4 years and is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of English. His subject specialty is English Literature, specifically 20th Century British and Irish literature and the works of Virginia Woolf. He is also well-versed in critical theory, cultural theory, and women’s and gender studies. He is able to help with general writing problems (thesis statements, argumentation, organization, grammar, and punctuation), and is an expert in MLA citation style while also being familiar with Chicago and APA citation style. Preferred pronouns: he/his.

Zach has been teaching academic writing for several years. Before studying creative writing at USask, he taught English Language Learners at both the university and K-12 levels. During winter term, he facilitated graduate writing workshops on topics like paraphrasing, flow and coherence, and avoiding plagiarism. His writing specialties include history, English, political science, and education. Zach can also help with both APA (6th and 7th edition) and MLA citation. In his spare time, he likes to go swing dancing and play board games. Preferred pronouns: he/his.

Math & Stats Help

Online Meeting: Book a 25 or 55-minute appointment to talk one-to-one with a Math and Stats Help tutor via WebEx.

Math & Stats Help tutors can help you to

  • clear up misunderstandings
  • find your mistakes
  • understand challenging concepts
  • think through problems
  • understand course concepts (confidentially)
  • learn problem-solving strategies.

While tutors cannot do your homework for you, they can point you in the right direction and give you tips for learning challenging material.

We recommend that you read the tutor bios before booking an appointment to view the courses and topics they can help with. If you don't see what you're looking for, just make an appointment with either tutor, and they will try to help or refer you to someone who can. You can also email mathhelpcentre@usask.ca.

You will receive an email with a link to contact the tutor. Before your appointment, make sure that you have a microphone and speakers or headphones. To reduce potential audio feedback, the use of headphones is recommended. If you have never used WebEx before, you will need to add an extension to your web browser or install the desktop app.

We look forward to working with you!

Math & Stats Tutors

Ryan D. has tutored in mathematics and statistics at the university level for over 10 years. He can help students with questions about many undergraduate mathematics courses at the 100-200 level, including MATH 100, 101, 102, 104, 110, 121, 123, 124, 125, 164, 264, 223, 224, 225, 226, etc. He can help students with questions about introductory statistics courses from a variety of colleges/programs, including STAT 244, 245, 246, 103, 241; COMM 104 & 207; PSY 233 & 234; PL SC 214, etc. He also has some expertise with SPSS, Minitab, the 'r' programming language and numerical analysis.

Trevor G. has tutored at the university level for over 10 years. He can help students with questions in undergraduate mathematics courses (e.g. Math 100, 101, 102, 104, 110, 121, 123, 124, 125, 164, 223, 224, 225, etc.). He can also help with statistics courses from a variety of different colleges/programs, such as STAT 244/245/103/241, COMM 104/207, PSY 233/234, PL SC 214, etc. He may also be able to help with statistical software such as SPSS, Minitab, and the 'r' programming language.

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