Mentor Programs

The Writing Mentor Program

Have you ever wanted a personal tutor and editor, someone who would meet with you privately to help with your writing?

Writing mentors provide one-on-one tutoring to help you on every paper you write, meeting with you over the course of the semester when and where you choose.  Whether you need advice about generating ideas, structuring your essay, grammar issues, or even time management, your mentor can help.

We work with both undergraduate and graduate students across all disciplines.  We also welcome all ESL students.  Whether you are a first year student or a senior writing an honors thesis we invite you to apply. All services are free.

We require that all Mentees agree to remain in close contact with their Mentors throughout the semester and commit to meeting in person at least once per week. If you have any questions about these requirements or the program in general, please direct them to Ford Fellow Dache Rogers at

Applications for the Fall 2018 semester are closed. Applications for the Spring 2019 semester will be available in January.


The Thesis Mentor Program

Applications for thesis mentors for the Spring 2019 semester will be available in November 2018. If you are seeking additional assistance, we encourage you to schedule regular appointments at the Writing Workshop. Please email us with any questions at

The Writing Workshop runs a thesis mentoring program in which you will be paired with a trained thesis mentor who will meet with you weekly. Your mentor can offer you writing advice, work with you on time management, and help you plan or revise your thesis chapters.

“I was so grateful to have a thesis mentor to help give me some perspective on my thesis, tell me when my ideas needed more clarity, and provide necessary proofreading. The free editing alone is reason enough not to miss out on this opportunity. You will never get the chance to have this service as an academic outside of Wesleyan — take advantage of it while you can!”
-Elizabeth Trammell ’10, who earned High Honors from Russian Studies and Government and was nominated for University Honors

Thesis writers have greatly appreciated this program in the past, and we hope that you too will take advantage of it. Applications will be available in November for the spring semester.

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