Writing Academic Success Center (Writers' Corner)

The AC Writers' Corner is a free resource for AC students of all academic disciplines and skill levels.

The primary goal at Writers' Corner is to help students become more confident and effective writers. Our tutors review assignment requirements, provide constructive feedback, and guide students through all phases of the writing process, including:

  • Breaking down assignment instructions
  • Developing thesis statements
  • Organization and flow
  • Citations and formatting
  • Avoiding plagiarism
  • Embedding quoted material
  • Grammar and mechanics
  • And more!

Whether drafting research papers, refining job application materials, or working on writing projects for any class at Amarillo College, students will benefit from one-on-one tutoring sessions with knowledgeable and encouraging tutors.


Location and Hours

Ordway Hall, Room 104
(806) 345-5580

Spring 2024 Hours:

  • Monday - Thursday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Closed Friday - Sunday

*CLOSURE POLICY

When Amarillo College is closed, Writers' Corner will also be closed. This includes inclement weather days. If AC closes due to inclement weather, students with virtual appointments will be contacted to reschedule, and email sessions will be addressed on the next open day.

 

 






 

Services

Walk-In Sessions:

  • Bring your work to Writers' Corner in person to sit down with a tutor and work through your concerns.

E-mail Sessions:

  • E-mail a Word or Google Doc version of your draft to writerscorner@actx.edu.
  • Please include assignment instructions and any other relevant materials.
  • Writers' Corner will respond with edits, typically within 24 business hours.

Schedule a Virtual Session

  • All sessions take place in Central Standard Time. If you are located in a different time zone, please schedule accordingly.
  • Click below to schedule a live virtual appointment.  Please note that all appointments must be made at least 12 hours ahead of time and that students may only schedule up to 1 virtual session per day. 

SCHEDULE APPOINTMENT

Meet the Writers' Corner Staff


Supervisor

 (806) 371-5202

Ande Parlow

Ande Parlow

Adrienne “Ande” Parlow began working at Writers' Corner in 2024 as the Supervisor. She graduated from West Texas A&M University with Bachelors degrees in English and Art and a Master’s of Art in English. She worked in the public high school system for twenty plus years. Ande is a reading warrior who supports the reading and writing habits of those around her. In her free time, she can be found working on a craft project, loving on her fur babies, or cooking something she found on the Internet. She enjoys reading (of course), writing poetry and screenplays, laughing with her family, and watching scary movies.

Professional Tutors

Victoria Coleman

Victoria Coleman

Victoria Coleman first began working at Writers' Corner in 2018 as a peer tutor, and in 2020, she became a professional tutor. She graduated from West Texas A&M University in 2023 with her B.S. in psychology and a minor in sociology. Currently, she is at WT working on her M.A. in psychology, and she plans to eventually obtain her PhD. Victoria is an avid fan of Tolkien, and in her fleeting moments of free time, she enjoys reading, thinking too much about fictional characters, attending concerts, making spreadsheets, and playing tabletop roleplaying games with friends.

Jaylynn Foreman

Jaylynn Foreman

Jaylynn Foreman has her Associates degree in English Education from Amarillo College. She is currently attending West Texas A&M University and is working towards her Bachelors. She enjoys long walks on the beach, anime, and video games. Her favorite books are East of Eden, A Tale of Two Cities, and We Are the Ants. In her spare time, she is very involved in tabletop roleplaying games.

Joseph Holmes

Joseph Holmes

Joseph Holmes has been a part of Writers' Corner since its inception in 2010. He holds an MFA in Painting from Louisiana State University and enjoys working with students on projects in Arts and Humanities. In addition, Joseph is certified in Mental Health First Aid.

John Pascoe

John Pascoe

John Pascoe holds a BA in English, with a minor in Japanese, from the University of North Texas. Before joining Writers' Corner five years ago, John worked professionally as a technical writer. He has written one novel, and is working on a new one. He plays as many tabletop roleplaying games as he can manage.

Cooper Segura

Cooper Segura

Cooper Segura been at Writers' Corner since October 2020, first starting as a peer tutor then becoming a professional tutor in January 2022. Cooper loves reading, writing and most animated TV shows, and he loves playing video games and tabletop role-playing games with friends. He is also currently working towards his bachelors degree in English at West Texas A&M University with the goal of eventually earning his doctorate in English and teaching postsecondary education.

Peer Tutors

Riley Rekdal

Riley Rekdal

Riley is a peer tutor currently pursuing an Associate's in biology at Amarillo College. Along with his interests in art and writing, Riley often spends time baking, reading, playing games, and reading through tabletop game manuals, if hiking or jiu jitsu isn't currently on the docket. He plans to graduate in the Fall of 2022.

Adison Bolton

Adison Bolton

Adison started as a peer tutor in the Fall of 2023. Adison is currently pursuing her A.S. in biology and will graduate in 2024. Adison enjoys rainy days, electronic music, and analytical cartoons. If she's not studying, you can find her reading sci-fi novels, baking pastries, or practicing ballet.

Bradley Council

Bradley Council

Bradley is currently in pursuit of a BA in Computer Science Engineering. In his spare time, he enjoys weightlifting, swimming, PC gaming, painting, and spending time with his German Shepherd, Ruby.