Meet our Academic Consultants

The Center for Writing, Learning, and Teaching also supports students as they learn the many unspoken "rules" of college: how to better advocate for themselves with faculty, how to be proactive in their use of time, how to develop more strategic approaches to reading, how to study effectively for exams, how to set up a planner, and other skills that, while important, don't fit neatly within a single discipline. We can even help you with your email etiquette and just how to word that tricky request to your professor! 

Peer Academic Consultants are specially trained to help students improve their time management skills, organization, study skills, and test-taking strategies. Our Peer Academic Consultants are available to meet with students individually to help problem-solve academic challenges involving more than one issue or class, and to help them connect with the network of free Puget Sound academic support services. Academic consultants are not private coaches: they are not assigned to specific students and cannot meet on an on-going basis as part of an academic improvement plan or maintenance for executive functioning impairments. They can, however, help make some of the expectations of college academics more explicit and teach specific skills that students can later use on their own. 

To make an appointment with a Peer Academic Consultant, fill out this appointment request form, call 253.879.3404 or stop by Howarth 105 in person. 


Tiare Gill, Writing Advisor & Peer Academic Consultant

Hello and welcome to the CWLT! I am a senior with a major in Biology and a minor in Environmental Policy & Decision Making. I was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, but am excited that I have the opportunity to get to know the beauty of Washington. Both states have really nourished my love for the outdoors and have been huge inspirations in my art, writing, and other hobbies. Additionally, this will be my third year as a Resident Assistant (my home is 2nd floor Seward), and my fourth year volunteering at the Slater Museum of Natural History here on campus. I would love to hear about your experiences and hopes for this upcoming year, so please do not hesitate to stop into the Center!


Sun 1-2 & 2-3pm (Thesis hour), T noon-3pm, Th noon-2pm


Major: Biology 
Other Emphasis: Environmental Policy & Decision Making

Jordan Fonseca, Writing Advisor, Subject Tutor & Peer Academic Consultant

Hello! I am a senior math and physics double major returning for my third and final year at the CWLT. I've worked in the Center as both a Writing Adviser and Subject Tutor in the past, and I'm thrilled to be serving in both those capacities full-time this year. I believed I was a poor academic writer for the majority of my high school career and still think that writing is a really challenging process despite having the potential to be both rewarding and empowering. Having taken ten physics classes at UPS as of last year, I can personally attest to the tendency of the subject material to befuddle and the math to be difficult; however, I'm always excited to talk about the many beautiful and useful applications of physics. One of the cool roles I see myself having as a tutor and Writing Adviser is the interest and context to work on making technical writing accessible and clear.


Sun 1-2 & 2-3 (GRE hour) & 3-4pm, M 6-8pm, W 6-9pm, Th 3-4 (writing drop-in) & 4-5pm


Majors: Physics and Math


Sophie Myers, Writing Advisor & Peer Academic Consultant

Hi! I’m a senior from Nampa, Idaho. I am studying English and education in hopes of becoming either a teacher or a rock star (or both). My passions include eating Tillamook Mudslide ice cream, picking lilacs, and making music. Stop by if you’d like to talk about writing, reading, or roller-skating!


M 2-4pm, T 11am-2pm, W 1-4pm, Th 6-7pm, F 1-2pm 


Majors: English and Education