Locations and Hours
We are located in the annex across the atrium from the library. Questions or comments? Call us (X4493 on campus, 240-895-4493 off-campus) or e-mail us at scmagruder (at) smcm dot edu.
How do I schedule an appointment?
You have several options: you can stop by during our walk-in hours, and we'll do our best to assist you; you can use our online scheduler (your login, if you've never used it before, is your school email with your last name as your password); or you can give us a call at x4493. Calling or stopping by is the best option if you can't make any of the posted hours.
What is the meaning of life?
Minor: Women, Gender, and Sexuality
Writing: I am interested in rhetoric, political writing and journalism, as well as creative fiction and creative non-fiction.
Interests: feminist movements, local food movements, running, so really any kind of movement, be it social, political or physical I probably find pretty cool.
The peer tutors at the Writing Center enjoy what they do: talking about writing with other students and helping these writers grow. But the tutors' work isn't limited to the tutorial in the Center. St. Mary's tutors meet with each other regularly to discuss tutoring, to continue their training, and every so often, just to have fun. The camaraderie that develops between tutors is one of the most rewarding aspects of being involved with the Writing Center. This fellowship extends when they meet with tutors and Writing Center directors from other schools at regional and national Writing Center Conferences.
Writing Center Conferences are a wonderful place to meet people involved in improving writing on their own campuses, and they also provide a great opportunity for St. Mary's tutors to present their ideas, work and experiences to others. Conferences also allow tutors to build their resumes and spend the night on a town larger than Lexington Park, but that's beside the point. Recently, the St. Mary's College Writing Center has participated in the Mid-Atlantic Writing Center Association Conference, the 1999 National Writing Center Conference at Penn State and the 2001 Southeastern Writing Center Conference at Auburn University. At both conferences St. Mary's College tutors were among the presenters.