Writing Center Staff

Courtni Holloway

I am a Senior at Concordia University, majoring in Communication Arts/Literature and Secondary Education. I enjoy reading, spending time outdoors, and watching excessive amounts of reality television. In addition to my position in The Writing Center, I work as a Section Editor (opinion) for The Sword Newspaper, and as a Desk Manager in The Office of Residence Life here at CSP. I think that talking about one’s writing is by far the most important step in the writing process. I love working for The Writing Center, because it gives me the opportunity to help students work through this step, and ensure that they are reaching their full potential as writers.


Thomas Bennett

Hello, I’m Thomas. I am a Communication Arts and Literature Secondary Ed. major and this is my second semester working in the Writing Center. I look forward to working with you.

Mara Grau

I am a junior here at CSP with a double major in accounting and English with an emphasis in creative writing and a minor in psychology. This is my second year as a tutor in the Writing Center, and I am glad to be back. I am also the Arts & Variety Editor for The Sword Newspaper. In my free time, I like to read, write, and binge-watch a variety of tv shows — especially The Office.


Kao Lai Lee

Hello! I’m Kao Lai. I am a senior at CSP majoring in Communication, Arts & Literature and Secondary Education. As a peer tutor for the Writing Center at CSP, I look forward to meeting students and helping them achieve their full potential as writers. Some things that I enjoy doing during my free time are reading, writing, and drawing.


Student tutors are currently enrolled in or have successfully completed ENG324 Teaching Writing 1:1, a course designed to train them to work with writers on an individual basis.

Benefits of Peer Tutoring
Promotes active learning
Provides writers an opportunity to consider a wider audience
Teaches writers and tutors to analyze writing critically
Motivates writers to revise their work and produce multiple drafts
Familiarizes writers with the vocabulary, tone, content, and expectations of writing in a particular discipline
Sparks new ideas
Encourages teamwork
Hones writers’ and tutors’ interpersonal skills
Provides opportunities for discussing ideas
Allows the writer to retain complete ownership of his or her work