Services to Students

Writing Centre

Writing Centre


Writing Centre

To provide free, high-quality peer tutoring to all John Abbott students who require assistance with their reading or writing assignments. Coordinated through the English Department, the Writing Tutors program trains over sixty students each term. The goal is for our students to offer support to their peers for English term papers and for any course that requires close-reading and critical thought. Ultimately, our tutors aim to equip students with new strategies for each stage of the writing process, making them empowered readers and better writers on their own terms.

Our location

The Writing Centre is currently working online. We are relocating to the “tutoring hub” of  the newly renovated Library.

Who we support

Students from any program at the College. Drop by the Centre for a walk-in appointment, or sign up in advance by reserving a one-hour time block in the red binder. For any student wishing additional support, feel free to contact Jennifer McDermott to set up weekly tutoring sessions.

Services provided

  • Brainstorming techniques and tools
    • Methods to strengthen thesis statements
  • Essay global revisions
  • Reading comprehension advice
    • Proofreading assistance
    • MLA and APA format guidance
  • Grammar worksheets
    • Study skills and outline tips
    • Time management strategies
    • Specialized posters on idioms, literary terms, and essay forms


Please feel free to contact either of the Writing Centre Co-coordinators via MIO Anna Lepine or Jennifer BeauvaisWriting Centre L-023

Drop-in L-023 or Book an Appointment by joining the Writing Centre on Teams.


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