Academic Writing Center

The Office of Student Services offers a free Academic Writing Center open to all Rollins students. We can help you organize your ideas, develop a writing plan, and identify grammatical mistakes with our one-on-one, in-person tutoring services.

Whether it’s a term paper, your thesis, or an academic journal article, we’re here to help you get your ideas and research across in a way that compels, informs, and inspires.

Tutoring sessions are 45 minutes long. Out of courtesy to our tutors, make or cancel your appointment at least 24 hours in advance. Please limit your sessions to two per month. 

Meet Our Writing Tutors

Justin CubiloJustin Cubilo holds an MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) from Michigan State University and a PhD in second language studies from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Before moving to Atlanta, he was a lecturer with Boston University's Writing Program where he taught courses on research ethics as well as with MIT's Department of Global Studies and Languages where he taught writing courses for science and engineering students. Justin is available to assist Rollins students in planning, writing, and revising writing assignments such as research articles, conference papers and abstracts, theses, class assignments and final papers.


Katy LindquistKaty Lindquist is a first-year PhD student in Cultural Anthropology at Laney Graduate School at Emory University. Before coming to Emory, Katy lived in Uganda for four years where she worked in communications and marketing for NGOs and social enterprises working on community development, women's rights and menstrual health. Katy has experience in both academic writing and external communications such as op-eds, policy briefs and grant writing. Katy received her undergraduate degree in Anthropology from Colby College. Katy is available to assist Rollins students in planning, writing, and revising their writing assignments, such as research articles, conference papers and abstracts, theses, class assignments and final papers.

Meet Our Biostatistics Tutors

Raphiel MurdenRaphiel Murden hails from Memphis, TN. His love for quantitative sciences was first nurtured by his high school calculus teacher and flourished as he matriculated through Morehouse College, where in 2008 he earned a BA in mathematics. Statistics became the focus of this affinity while studying for his master’s degree at Washington University in St. Louis. After finishing that program, Mr. Murden began his career in academia as a full-time mathematics instructor at Allen University and later Spelman College. Currently, he is working on a PhD in biostatistics at Emory University and plans to return to academia when finished.

As the RSPH Biostatistics Tutor, Raphiel will be available in the locations listed below to assist with homework/material from all 500-level BIOS courses. He is also available by appointment to assist with statistical analyses for students completing their theses. Students are required to sign in to receive assistance during posted hours only. Please note that Raphiel supports the entire school and therefore time may be limited during walk-in hours. Please make an appointment for any in-depth assistance.

Walk-In Office Hours
Mondays 5pm-7pm – CNR 1054
Wednesdays 2pm-4pm – CNR 1036

Thesis Analyses/Statistical Support (By Appointment only)

Mondays 10am-1pm
Tuesdays 10am-1pm
Wednesdays 10am-12pm
Thursdays 10am-1pm

Writing Workshops

Hannah Nicol, Assistant Director of International Student Affairs & ESL, leads writing workshops and presentations throughout the year. These workshops are open to all RSPH students. 

Watch the Paper Writing Review

Watch the Avoiding Plagiarism Presentation

Watch the Journal Article Writing Prezi Webinar I and Webinar II


Quick Links

Next time you’re stumped on a style or grammar question, take a look at these trusted writing resources.  

Purdue Online Writing Lab
Open Education Database
Amherst College Online Resources for Writers