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The Office of Student Success
The Office of Student Success is here to help Wells students maximize their academic potential by working with them to enhance their learning strategies. Randy and Samira are available to work with students to improve their skills in areas such as studying, time management, organization, test taking, and note taking.The Office of Student Success is open to ALL Wells College students. Students may utilize these services as much or as little as they would like. Many students choose to schedule regular appointments throughout the semester; others schedule appointments as needed.

The Office of Student Success also runs workshops throughout each semester to assist students with academic success. These workshops cover a number of topics including time management, procrastination, text anxiety, writing matters and many others. Be sure to watch for announcements and plan to attend to gain strategies and tools for success.

Wells College Writing Center in the Ruth M. Hagedorn Learning Commons
The Wells College Writing Center, located in the Ruth M. Hagedorn Learning Commons, aims to help students, and the college community as a whole, understand how to improve their writing for specific assignments and courses, as well as in larger contexts. We are here to help with all stages of the writing process, from brainstorming, to outlining, to revision, as well as with all types of writing. Our goal is to engage in collaborative sessions where we address and work through common and recurring oversights in areas such as structure, flow, style, clarity, content, citations, and grammar, as well as to think critically about the decisions we make as writers. Our purpose is to help anyone learn techniques to improve their writing in a variety of disciplines and genres.

Office Hours

The Office of Student Success is located in the Learning Commons, Long Library, 2nd floor 
Open Monday - Friday
8:30am - 4:30pm
Samira Grayson
Assistant Director of Student Success and
Coordinator of the Writing Center 
Randy DeVett-McKeon
Assistant Director of Student Success and 
Coordinator of Disability Services
phone: 315.364.3232


Writing Center Hours Spring 2018










Anuhea (Anu) Leite-Ah Yo

Science- Organic Chemistry, Ecology








Carlos Valdivieso









Emily Marshman









Eric Hartmann









James (Jim) Duchesneau




 9-10:30 am; 1:30-4pm





Greg Miraglia









Annabelle Lee

History, Environmental Science








Brianna Ball






Mike Henry

Political Science





Madelyn Walikis






Kylee Peisher




Like the Writing Center on Facebook!

Please like our Facebook page for updates and information! 

Follow the Writing Center on Twitter!

Keep up to date with our workshops and events, and find out if a tutor is currently at the center!

Make an Appointment!

The writing/peer tutoring center still accepts walk-ins, but please feel free to make an appointment ahead of time to ensure a tutor will be available for you when you need it! Register for an account with your Wells email address. 

A few notes to keep in mind: 

There are three different schedules at the top of the page (Writing Center, Subject Tutors, and Math Clinic). Be sure that you are selecting the approriate schedule. 

Please be as detailed as possible when describing your assignment and what you'd like to work on when filling out the appointment form. 

Appointments can be up to one hour, and you can make as many appointments per week as you wish. 

We're here to help you and work together with you, so please be ready to actively engage in the session. 

Please remember to bring your materials to the session (i.e. textbook, rough draft, assignment sheet). 

Email any questions/concerns to 

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Writing/Peer Tutoring Center
Peer Tutor Application Form (.docx, 213K)

Please print this form and return it to Samira Korgan, Coordinator of the Writing Center.  In addition, please submit a recommendation letter from a faculty member, preferably in the field in which you hope to tutor, and if applicable, a writing sample. 

Faculty Referral Form for Peer Tutors (.docx, 10K)
Citations Pocket Guide (.docx, 12K)

Keep this pocket guide to basic MLA, APA, and Chicago format with you when writing papers!


Citations Workshop PowerPoint (.pptx, 778K)

Learn the basics of MLA, APA, and Chicago formatting and citations.

Grammar Workshop PowerPoint (.pptx, 4234K)

Review this grammar PowerPoint covering 

  • Who vs. Whom
  • That vs. Which
  • Passive vs. Active Voice
  • Semicolons
  • Colons
  • Commas
  • Oxford Comma
Grammar Jeopardy PowerPoint (.pptx, 10122K)

Test your skills in this grammar jeopardy powerpoint! 

Note: the hyperlinks only work in "present" mode. 

Active vs. Passive Voice (.docx, 17K)
Who vs. Whom (.docx, 17K)
Student Success

Use the handouts to beef up your study skills!

7 Tips for Dealing with Test Anxiety (.docx, 30K)
Test Taking Strategies (.docx, 19K)
Studying Dos and Don'ts (.docx, 14K)
Study Smarter! (.docx, 37K)
Disability Services
Disability Disclosure Form (.pdf, 47K)
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