Writing Center

Located in Bowman Library, the Writing Center offers tutoring and workshops to Menlo students working on any writing or speaking assignment and at any stage in the process—from brainstorming, thesis development, and outlining to revision and documentation. Students can sign up for a thirty-minute session with an English instructor or an experienced, trained peer tutor. Each session is tailored to the student’s concerns and may focus on grammar, organization, style, and/or structure.

Writing Tutoring

Students may drop in or book an appointment with one of our writing tutors online. Making an appointment in advance ensures that a tutor will be available. Please limit your appointments to one per day. We also see students on a first-come, first-serve basis during our evening drop-in hours.

Make an appointment with a writing tutor

Oral Communication Tutoring

The Writing Center now offers oral communication tutoring, including training in listening skills, interviewing, and the design, organization, and delivery of different types of presentations.  We will offer tips on effective visual aids such as Power Point, and techniques to deal with speech anxiety.  Presentations and interviews will be videotaped, so students can have direct feedback on their performance. 

Make an appointment with an oral comm tutor

Grammar and Writing Exercises

Resources for Writers

Citation Resources


Writing Appointments
Monday-Thursday 10am-4pm
Friday 10am-1pm

Drop-in Only Hours (no appointment required)
Sunday 6-9pm
Monday-Wednesday 7-9pm
(Tuesdays at Study Slam in Russell Center)

Oral Communication Appointments
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 11am-1pm

The Writing Center is located in Bowman Library.

Erik Bakke
Writing Center & Intensive English Program Director
1000 El Camino Real
Atherton, CA 94027-4301