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Language and Writing Center: Main

Peer writing tutors at CTS


Welcome to the Language and Writing Center (LWC) website. On this page you can find: 

  • services offered by the Language and Writing Center
  • a list of available tutors and LWC staff
  • information on how to schedule an appointment with a tutor
  • tips and techniques related to grammar, proofreading/editing, paper writing tips, research, and English writing skills

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to reach out to the Language and Writing Center coordinator.

Who can use the Language and Writing Center?

Any CTS student!

We can help

  • people for whom English is a second language and native English speakers,
  • students of any degree program, masters or doctoral,
  • people who are experienced experts and people who haven't written a paper in 20 years, and
  • face-to-face students and online students.

Need Tutoring?

Contacting the Language and Writing Center:


  • Email the tutor you want to work with directly. You can find their emails and bios on the main page.

Walk-in hours

The Language and Writing Center will hold regular walk-in hours in Room 315 this semester (time to be announced).

International Students' Spouses Group

Send an email to the Language and Writing Center for details about our International Students' Spouses group.

Meet the Tutors

 Zaynab Shahar, coordinator

Zaynab is a Phd student in Comparative Religion. Her research focuses on gender, ritual, and religious law within Judaism and Islam. She received her M.A in Religious Studies from Chicago Theological Seminary; focusing on philosophy of religion, Islamic Gender Studies, and Jewish Gender Studies.  She received her B.A in Jewish Studies from Hampshire College; focusing on historical anti-semitism, eastern European Jewry, and Jewish Gender Studies. In her spare time, Zaynab is a freelance writer for feminist and social-justice oriented publications.



  Jess Peacock, tutor



JareBeverly, tutor
Jared Beverly is a PhD student in Bible, Culture, and Hermeneutics, focusing specifically on the Hebrew Bible, sexuality, and animality. He received his Master of Theological Studies degree at Candler School of Theology in Atlanta. Besides studying, teaching/TAing, and acting as coordinator for the Language and Writing Center at CTS, he enjoys running on the Lakefront Trail and burning pumpkin spice candles, though not at the same time.


Jared is currently not accepting new tutees at this time