Simpson University Writing Center

The Simpson University Writing Center is a free service available to all Simpson University students (including UG, CS (ASPIRE), GS and A.W. Tozer Seminary students). The SU Writing Center exists to help students become better writers through 30 minute, one-on-one tutoring sessions and by providing helpful writing-related resources.

About Us


The staff wishes all Simpson University students a productive and rewarding semester. We look forward to meeting with you in the Writing Center.

Students may make appointments by telephoning the Writing Center staff at 226-4954 (or at ext. 2954), by emailing the staff at, and by walking in.

Thank you to those students who visited the Writing Center this fall semester for assistance with writing assignments. We hope you will visit us again during the spring semester. We will open for the fall semester on Monday, 21 September 2015.

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A Note for ASPIRE (Adult Studies) Students

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    The Simpson University Writing Center offers online tutoring using Skype as a free service to ASPIRE students. These tutorials are designed to accommodate the writing needs of students who are currently enrolled in ASPIRE but are unable to visit the Writing Center at its on-campus location. If you are an ASPIRE student and would like to schedule a skype appointment, please email us at or telephone us at 226-4954 during regular business hours. Once you have scheduled your appointment, please be sure to email us the document (e.g., essay, report, written project) with which you would like assistance the morning of your appointment, and we will read through it in preparation for the online tutorial. Please send all documents in Microsoft Word .doc format.


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    The Simpson University Writing Center is located on the second floor mezzanine of the Grubbs Learning Resource Center in room 213. The location of the Writing Center is a nicely appointed two-room suite that features a front foyer (with free coffee available) and a second room used for tutoring consultations. Students may use the foyer as a waiting area prior to their appointments and as a quiet reading room.

Writing Center Director

A headshot of Writing Center Director Dr. Mardy PhilippianMardy Philippian, Ph.D.
Writing Center Director
Office: 226-4720 (or ext. 2720 if using a campus telephone)
Office location: Grubbs Learning Resource Center, room 207
Office hours Spring 2015: MWF, 1:00-2:30 pm and by appointment.

To contact our staff

Students may telephone the staff at (530) 226-4954, or email them at, or walk in.