Brescia University

Appointments & Drop-in

We are open as a team From January 8 - April 8, 2024. Dr. Kubow is available until April 30th. You can book sessions via the Booking Tab below! 

LOCATION: St. James 158 & virtually [8am -4pm]! 

To remain accessible, we are operating on a hybrid model. Students can book in-person or online appointments Monday - Thursday and online appointments with graduate students on Fridays.
Students can book one appointment (25 minutes) or two consecutive appointments (50 minutes) per day.

While you are always welcome to drop-in, we are working in "high demand" and may not always be able to accommodate you. We strongly suggest pre-booking appointments in advance to guarantee a spot. 

Please send your assignment instructions when booking!

We are closed during Reading Weeks and Exam Periods. During these times, please contact Dr. Kubow ( for an appointment.

The Centre is here to support students and faculty as we learn to become more effective communicators. To help you become a better writer we offer a variety of services, including individual sessions with a writing tutor. During individual sessions, we provide feedback on:

  • Academic essays
  • Reflections and reviews
  • Oral and visual presentations
  • Academic applications (graduate school, scholarships etc.)
  • Job applications and resumes
  • Any piece of writing you need help with (except any form of take-home test or exam)

Book an Appointment

 We will assist you at any stage of the writing process to support learning strategies, generating ideas, locating resources and drafting, revising and editing your own work. Please also outline your writing goals (thesis development, grammar etc.) at the time of booking. 

Remember, we will not write your papers for you or serve as an editing or proofreading service. However, we will be happy to help you learn more about writing. 

Our goal is to help you develop your writing skills and become an improved writer.

When booking an appointment, tutors with the indicator “English and/or French” can tutor in both languages, this includes booking an appointment to have a French language conversation to practise pronunciation!

You can book one appointment (25 minutes) or two appointments (50 minutes) per day. 

Tutor Schedule and Bios: 

Jaqueline Wells – Monday 10:30am-12:30pm [English and/or French]: Hello! My name is Jacqueline and I’m a fourth-year student at Brescia majoring in French Studies and English Language and Literature. I love to read, journal, consume French media, and do yoga! I look forward to meeting you and working with you at the Writing Centre this year! 

Isabelle Dykstra – Monday 1:30pm-3:30pm [English or French]: Hi/Bonjour! My name is Isabelle and I'm in my fourth year of pursuing an Honours Specialization in French Studies and a Minor in English for Teaching. In my free time I enjoy reading, listening to music, and watching Netflix. I hope to see you at the Writing Center this school year! 

Briar Smith – Tuesday 8:30am – 10:30am [English and/or French]: Hi! My name is Briar. I am a fourth-year student completing an Honours Specialization in Family Studies & Human Development, and a Minor in French Studies. I love to spend my free time crafting and making art. I hope to see you in the Writing Centre this year!

Brianna Wilton – Tuesday 11:00am – 1:00pm [English]: Hello! My name is Brianna, and I am a third-year student at Brescia for an Honours Specialization in Family Studies and Human Development. I love to dance, travel, and read. I look forward to meeting you at the Writing Centre!

Christina Butchart - Tuesday 1:30pm-3:30pm [English and/or French]: Hello, my name is Christina! I am in my fourth year completing an Honours Specialization in French Studies and a Minor in History. I like to read, travel, and hang out with friends during my spare time. If you have questions about anything writing-related, French, or History, please do not hesitate to find me at the Writing Centre!”

Julia Weir - Wednesday 11:30am-1:30pm [English]: Hello, my name is Julia! I am in my fourth year of an Honours Specialization in Sociology and am excited to be returning to the Writing Centre team this fall. In my free time, I enjoy being active outdoors, spending quality time with family and friends, and baking! I am looking forward to meeting you at the Writing Centre!

Maddy Taylor – Thursday 9:00am – 11:00am [English and/or French]: Hi, my name is Madison! I am a fourth-year student completing an Honours Double Major in French Studies and English Language and Literature. In my free time, I love reading, dancing, and travelling! I am looking forward to returning to the Writing Centre this year! I hope to see you there!

Olivia Bushfield – Thursday 12:00pm-2:00pm [English]: Hi there! My name is Olivia, and I am entering second year as an undeclared student; I am still figuring things out! When I can, I love to listen to music, watch romcoms, and bake. I’m really excited to work with you at the Writing Center this year! 

Beatrice Reinhardt – Friday 8:00am-10:00am [English and/or French]: Hello all, my name is Beatrice! I am in first year of teacher’s college at Althouse! I am a 2023 Brescia alumna with an Honours Double Major in French for Teaching and English Language and Literature. I am so grateful to be back working with the writing centre this year! I am an avid granny crafter, tea enthusiast and bookworm. I am looking forward to meeting you all at the writing centre this year!

Dr. Dann Lewis- Friday 1:00pm-3:00pm [English]: Dr. Dann Lewis is a scholar with expertise in speculative fiction and the Gothic genre. Holding a Ph.D. in Creative Writing, Dann's work intersects with creative writing, literary studies, and psychoanalytical theory. Dann likes to paint miniatures with pointy ears when not writing or studying.

Happy Writing!

For any inquires, please email Dr. Kubow: 

Recent Reviews (2023): 

I highly recommend visiting Dr. Kubow at the writing centre. She is very welcoming, caring, and passionate about writing. I was fortunate to meet Dr. Kubow early in my undergraduate journey as she taught me how to improve my writing skills. The knowledge I gained from her helped me achieve my academic goals. She also provided me with valuable feedback on my graduate school applications through multiple individual sessions. She consistently goes above and beyond to help students and I am very grateful for everything she has done for me. The writing centre is a great resource for students that can help them reach their academic and career goals. 

Larissa M - 4th Year Student

The Writing Centre is a great resource for all students! Dr. Kubow is extremely kind, knowledgeable, and accommodating. She has helped me with editing multiple professional/ graduate school applications and has provided me with in-depth feedback. Her questions really allowed me to reflect on my life experiences and their applications to my future studies and goals. From my first application to my last, she was always there to support me, which I am very appreciative for! 

Thank you, Dr. Kubow and the Writing Centre for offering such a warm and welcoming environment for students to thrive! 

Rosella Le, 4th-year student 

Recent Review (2022): 

I am very appreciative to have had the Writing Centre Coordinator's assistance when applying to graduate school. Dr. Kubow is a very kind, supportive, and approachable person. She went above and beyond to help me. She responded to my emails within 24 hours and answered all of my questions. Dr. Kubow did everything she could to give me feedback on writing drafts before deadlines, even responding after hours! 

Dr. Kubow helped with editing my grammar and suggested ways to rewrite sentences. Her prompts allowed me to self-reflect on my goals, which was key to my graduate writing pieces. She commended me on my hard work and where I shined; she was rooting for my success! Overall, I was amazed and astonished by the support I received from Dr. Kubow. Her constructive feedback has allowed me to improve my writing abilities greatly. I have submitted graduate application documents that I am very proud of, all thanks to her. 

After my experience, I strongly encourage all Brescia students to use the Writing Centre. It has many resources to enhance your writing and achieve your goals.

Alison Andrade

BScFN Candidate: Honours Specialization in Nutrition and Dietetics (2022) / BA Candidate: Major in Health Sciences (2022)

Recent Review (2021): 

The Writing Centre at Brescia is an extraordinary resource that has provided me with extensive knowledge to help further improve my writing capabilities. Dr. Kubow, the amazing, kind, and welcoming Writing Centre Coordinator, has helped advance my confidence, taught me foundational writing skills, and her attention to detail uplifts my writing.

Dr. Kubow is extremely approachable and willing to answer any question. She is truly a light in my life, and I encourage every student to visit the Writing Centre to help you succeed through your academic journey! Thank you to Dr. Kubow and the amazing Writing Centre Student workers who help the Brescia Community thrive!

Mikayla Castagna - 4th Year Student

Recent Review (2020)

Maggie and all of her staff at Brescia’s Writing Centre have provided me with excellent writing support over the past year. I firmly believe their support contributed to the high level of academic success I achieved in Year 3 of my program. I was also very impressed with how well they handled their transition to an online only format which made it easy for me to use their services this semester. With their continued support I look forward to achieving similar success in Year 4.

Maggie herself was always accommodating and went above and beyond to ensure I received the help that I needed. I truly felt she was rooting for my success as a student. In addition, the writing staff has always provided me with high quality service and even coached me through some of the writing challenges I have faced.

I have used their services for everything from individual and group assignments to application essays. I found using their services for group assignments to be particularly helpful since they provide feedback as a neutral party. Group assignments can be challenging but they helped make them easier for me with their support.

I highly encourage students to go and make an appointment with the Writing Centre today! They are there to support all of us students to achieve success and reach our academic goals.

Thank you again for all that you and your staff do.

With much gratitude and appreciation,

Nicole Weber BSc Candidate | Honors Specialization in Nutrition and Dietetics Year 4