Writer’s Studio

Writer’s Studio

The Writer’s Studio 

The Writer’s Studio is located on the first floor of the library for in-person appointments. Students may walk in any time during opening hours to meet with a tutor, or they may schedule an appointment. Weekly standing appointments are available and encouraged. Students in the online degree programs may use our scheduling system to set up synchronous or asynchronous tutoring appointments. 

To schedule an appointment, create an account using WCOnline. Then, schedule your appointment using this link: Create a WCOnline Account 

What We Do:

The Writer’s Studio supports each student’s efforts to develop their writing process and expand their writing strategies. Peer tutors work with the Coker community on writing projects of all kinds and at any stage of the writing process. Working with a writing tutor will help you improve your ability to read critically, brainstorm ideas, develop a draft, revise your writing, and proofread the final copy.  

Who We Are:

The Writer’s Studio is staffed by Coker students who have studied composition theory and writing pedagogy. Tutors have learned how to offer each student a supportive environment to talk about their ideas and discover strategies that will help them develop their writing. Every writer is different, so each session is tailored to the specific concerns of the individual student.  

Becoming a Writing Tutor

Do you like helping other people? Are you interested in developing clear, transferable skills for graduate school and your career? Contact Dr. Margaret J. Godbey mgodbey@antidale.net


The first step to becoming a tutor is completing the course ENG 363: Seminar in Tutoring and Writing. This class introduces students to the theory and practice of writing and focuses on developing your writing strategies and understanding of the writing process, research, and citation styles. Observing tutoring sessions in the writing center and role-playing different tutoring scenarios help tutors prepare to work with Coker students in person and online. Tutor training is ongoing after tutors begin work in the Studio.    


Writing tutors earn $10/hour and typically work 4-15 hours per week. These flexible hours can be scheduled around other obligations, such as athletics and performing arts schedules. 

Successful tutors are strong academic writers and good listeners; they enjoy helping their fellow Cobras and being part of a collaborative group. We particularly welcome applicants from our larger programs on campus, such as Business, Criminology, Education, Physical Education, Psychology, and the Visual and Performing Arts, as well as students who can support writers in languages other than English. Interested students who have completed ENG 112 should contact Dr. Margaret J. Godbey, Director of the Writer’s Studio, mgodbey@antidale.net 

  • Jessica Binzari

    Delaney Buddenborg

    Beck Johnston

    Diamond Moore

    Chandler Owens 

    Chelsa Sellers

    Anna Trapp 

    Elissa Williams

  • Hours of Operation  

    Sunday: 7-10 pm

    Monday: 4-10 pm

    Tuesday: 4-10 pm

    Wednesday: 4-10 pm

    Thursday: 4-10 pm

    Friday and Saturday: CLOSED

  • For students in our online and/or off-campus programs, we offer online and e-tutoring through our WC Online service. Online help is by appointment only. Students can make appointments to work with a tutor either synchronously (online tutoring) or asynchronously (e-tutoring).

    Evening students, bridge program students, online, and graduate students can access Writer’s Studio services directly through WC Online technology.


    Please contact the Writer’s Studio (843-383-8187) for additional information and appointments, or contact the co-directors of the Writer’s Studio: Dr. Jasna Shannon (jshannon@antidale.net, 843-383-8116) or Dr. Margaret Godbey (mgodbey@antidale.net, 843-383-8118).

  • To schedule an appointment, create an account using WCOnline. Then, schedule your appointment using this link: Create a WCOnline Account

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