Resources for Students

Writing Center

The Writing Center offers individual and group tutorial assistance on any college writing task, from papers and lab reports in any stage of completion to resumes and application essays. 

The Center is directed by an English Department faculty member and staffed by students from various major and minor fields chosen for their superior writing and teaching skills.

Make an Appointment

Peer and professional consultants are available to help with writing projects and oral presentations.

The Writing Center’s Open Hours are Sunday, 6-10 PM; Monday – Thursday, 1-5 PM and 6-10 PM.

Schedule an appointment now!

For More Information

Contact Professor Bill Oliver, Writing Center Director, at

Academic Coaching

It’s not uncommon to feel overwhelmed by the academic load at college. Academic coaching helps by developing and enhancing your academic practices, as well as your confidence in using a range of strategies and techniques to reach your full potential.

Academic coaching can support you with the following areas:

  • Adjustment to college learning
  • Time management and organization
  • Motivation and procrastination
  • Study strategies
  • Reading and note taking
  • Test taking and exam revision
  • Presentation skills and public speaking


Dr. Adam Scales, Assistant Director of Academic Resources, offers one-on-one coaching for academic and life success. You are encouraged to schedule an appointment with him.

Please note: anyone making a referral to Dr. Scales on behalf of a student is encouraged to notify the appropriate class dean: For first-year students, Dean Rodocker; for second-year students, Dean McCoil; for  third-year students, Dean Hobbs; and for senior students, Dean Bryant.

Peer Tutoring

The mission of the Academic Peer Tutoring Program is to provide assistance for students, both through this site and with their peers. This program is available to all students at Washington and Lee University, free of charge. Upper-division students are available to all students in most entry-level courses.

The program is not only for students who are struggling, but those students who would like an extra boost towards achieving a desired success level in their classes.

All Peer Tutors undergo a rigorous departmental application and screening process followed by a training program to help them assess the best way to work with their students.

Request a Tutor

Please fill out the Peer Tutor Request Form. We will notify you once we have received your form.

Need Help?

For any further questions, please email

Subject Tutoring

While peer tutoring will connect you to a tutor you might work with over an extended period of time, sometimes you just need help one time with that one problem, that one topic, that one idea. If that’s the case, Subject Tutoring is available in a variety of subjects.

Accounting Help Center

Katlin Cooper ’22
Beta Alpha Psi President

Hours & Location

Huntley 321
Sunday 8-10 PM EST

For those who are unable to attend in person. Virtual Tutoring is available via Zoom. Click the link below.

Virtual Tutoring | Accounting

This center is for Accounting 100 students only.

Chemistry Help Center

Merrina Lan ‘22

Hours/Location: Sunday and Tuesday, 8-10 PM EST

Math Help Center

Please fill out the Peer Tutor Request Form. We will notify you once we have received your form.

Computer Science Help Center

Hours & Location

Parmly 405
Sunday – Thursday, 7-9 PM EST

Please make note that Teaching Assistants will be rotating between in-person and Zoombased help.

For more info, please view this helpful Box note!

Biology Help Center


IQ Center 3D Lab
Sunday 6-10 PM EST
Monday 6-10 PM EST
Tuesday 6-10 PM EST
Wednesday 6-10 PM EST
Thursday 6-10 PM EST

Maria Shaw ’22

Sherry Gu ’22


Latin Help Center

Hours & Location

Leyburn 109
Monday 7-9 PM EST
Tuesday 7-9 PM EST

Rebecca Benefiel
Professor of Classics to arrange appointments.

Physics Help Center

Your Introductory Physics Teaching Assistant or

Irina Mazilu
Professor of Physics and Engineering to arrange appointments.

Economics Help Center

Hours & Location

Leyburn 121 & Leyburn 122
Tuesday 7-9 PM EST
Thursday 7-9:30 PM EST

This center is for Economics 100 students only.

Leyburn Library Research Help Desk

The Research Services librarians and trained students of Leyburn Library offers assistance with the use of the library resources and other information services.

Research Assistance will also be available to anyone using the Science Library by contacting Mary Abdoney at

Need help?

Schedule a research consultation with a Research Services librarian. Review the library directory to find a librarian who specializes in your topic of interest.

On-demand chat research support is available during select times at This service is operated by W&L librarians and trained student staff.

Additional Resources

Student Health and Counseling

Academic difficulties are sometimes related to physical or mental health issues.  If you are concerned that your health may be causing academic difficulties, please make an appointment with the appropriate office in Student Health and Counseling. 

The Student Health Center is located in the lower level of Davis Hall. The main entrance is off the alley at the back of the building. You will need your University card to enter the Student Health Center; to make an appointment, call (540) 458-8401. 

The Counseling Center is located on the first floor of Early-Fielding; to make an appointment, call (540) 458-8590.

Student Affairs Class Deans

For non-academic issues, you are encouraged to contact the appropriate class dean:

Dean Jason Rodocker,, for first-year students,

Dean Kyle McCoil,, for second-year students,

Dean Megan Hobbs,, for third-year students, and

Dean Ronda Bryant,, for seniors.

Residential Life Staff 

The residential life staff is comprised of sophomore, junior and senior student leaders selected through a competitive process.

Resident Advisers (RA’s) work with First-Year students in the First-Year residence halls. 

Community Assistants (CA’s) work with upper-division students in The Village, Woods Creek apartments and theme houses. 

Career Fellows

Career Fellows introduce W&L undergraduate students to Career and Professional Development (CPD) resources and partner with peers to craft professional documents and navigate the job and internship search. They have appointment availability in Handshake to assist with resumes, cover letters, mock interviews, and networking.

Peer Counselors 

The Peer Counseling Program is a team of student volunteers dedicated to helping other students experiencing emotional problems.  Recognizing that students often feel most comfortable talking with friends about life issues, Peer Counselors receive extensive training on how to help other students. They are not therapists, but act as friends who are knowledgeable about the kinds of emotional issues affecting students and campus resources.   

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities 

Washington and Lee University is committed to providing equal access to educational opportunities to qualified students with physical or mental disabilities, in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act. 

For more information, contact the Title IX Coordinator and Director of Disability Resources Lauren Kozak, Elrod Commons 212, (540) 458-4055. 

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