Computers are available for grammar and writing software use anytime the Center is open:

Spring 2015
Monday - Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m
Friday - Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m

Walk-In Tutoring Hours - TBD

January 19 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day) CLOSED
March 9 - 15 (Spring Break) CLOSED
June 4 (Staff Training Day) CLOSED
June 12 (Staff Training Day) CLOSED

We are now booking fully 3-4 days in advance. Please take this into consideration when planning to schedule an appointment. We recommend you schedule appointments 1 week in advance.

The last session begins 1 hour prior to closing.


Annandale Campus
CG 409 Godwin Building


Emily Miller
Reading and Writing Center

Meet the Tutors

Nathan Moore

My major is Liberal Arts, and my specialty is writing fiction and non-fiction. I have written a poetry book and I am currently working on a science fiction novel. Writing is my passion; I hope to make it my career.

Christian Rivero

I’m a native Spanish-speaker who completed the English-as-a-Second-Language program at my middle school, so I know how hard writing can be for non-native English-speakers. I really enjoy helping native and non-native English-speaking students learn to communicate more effectively. I’m taking classes at NOVA and planning to transfer to George Mason University.

Christine Cartwright

After working as a forensic accountant, professor of accounting, and freelance editor, I decided to train for a career focused on my passion: teaching and tutoring writing. Currently, I’m a graduate student in George Mason’s English department, and I will soon become a teaching fellow at NOVA. I love working with students much more than numbers!

Alex Badley

I’m a Liberal Arts major at NOVA and am planning to transfer to a university in the fall. I love writing as well as working with other writers. When they understand how to make their writing better, I feel a sense of true accomplishment.

Brendan Ahrens

Being a Tae Kwon Do instructor and a writing consultant are pretty similar – except no one kicks me in the face at the Writing Center. Seriously, I really enjoy teaching and interacting with others one-on-one. There’s nothing like the feeling of seeing someone else really “get it.”

Michael Grilo

I’m a freelance film editor when I’m not helping students at the Writing Center. Eventually, I hope to write, direct, and produce feature films. I’ve had some great writing teachers, and I want to pass on what I learned from them to other students.

Josh Krisinger

I interned at the State Department and taught high school students in Germany as a Fulbright Scholar prior to working at the Writing Center. I recently applied for Teach for America, and I’m also applying to graduate schools. I love helping students engage their writing.