Apply for a Writing Mentor

Have you ever wanted a personal writing collaborator? Someone who would meet with you privately to help you with your writing?

Your Writing Mentor will work with you on your particular writing concerns, whether you need help generating ideas, structuring your essay, improving sentence clarity and grammar, or managing your time. As mentors and mentees meet on a weekly basis, this program is designed for students who enjoy regular collaboration. If you participate, you will enroll in a .25 credit tutorial and have a peer assigned to meet with you throughout the semester.

Writing mentors work with students of all writing abilities and in all disciplines.  All services are free.

To apply for a writing mentor for the Fall 2019 semester, please sign in to Google and fill out the online application here by Friday, September 13th at 9:00AM; we will let you know by Tuesday, September 17th, if we’ve been able to pair you with a mentor. All matched mentees will be expected to attend our Mentee Reception on Thursday, September 19th at 4:30PM, held on the Patio at the Shapiro Center for Writing, 116 Mt. Vernon St. Please contact Ford Fellow Isabel Steckel at or 860-685-3125 if you have any questions or concerns.