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.
Academic consulting appointments are available during the summer on request. To make an appointment, complete this form.
To make an appointment, drop by Howarth 109, call 253.879.3404, or complete this form.
Tomicia Blunt, Writing Advisor & Peer Academic Consultant
Hi! My name is Tomicia Blunt, my pronouns are she/her and I am a senior from San Francisco, CA. I am a Communications Major and a Business minor. I studied abroad in London this past spring so if you want to reminisce with me, talk about fashion, the corrupt media and advertising industry, or R&B, rap or pop music please say hi! I'm looking for new brunch spots and waterfalls to visit so if you have a favorite please let me know. I'm looking forward to seeing you in the Center!
M 9-11 a.m. & 5-7 p.m., T 4-6 p.m., Th 7-9 p.m., F 10-11 a.m.
Major: Communication Studies
Tim Kiesling, Writing Advisor & Peer Academic Consultant
Hello! My name is Tim and I am a history and English double major from Ashland, Oregon. I transferred to UPS during my second year and am so glad I did. You can often find me walking my adorable dog Alfie. He is a poodle/terrier mix and big sweet heart. Feel free to come pet him if you see us. I'm super into music, film, literature and really all kinds of art and always happy to chat about our shared interests! Looking forward to meeting and working with all of you
M 5-8 p.m., T 1-3 p.m. & 7-9 p.m., W 1-2 p.m., Th 1-2 p.m.
Major: History, English
Evelyn Martin, Subject Tutor & Peer Academic Consultant
Hey there! My name is Evelyn, and I'm a senior from University Place, WA. I'm a prospective Economics major and Spanish minor. Outside of class, I enjoy going to the gym, thrift shopping, and playing the viola at the School of Music here at UPS. As the daughter of a Peruvian immigrant, I have been fortunate to utilize Spanish from an early age and would love to share my passion for the Spanish language and culture with you all. It would be awesome to chat about whatever you may need extra insight on, so please stop by!
Sun 1-2pm & 2-3pm (drop-in) & 3-4pm, T 1-4pm, Th 3-4pm, F 1-3pm
Other emphasis: Math & Spanish