Resources for Students

How to Thrive in a Virtual Learning Environment

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

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

The Center is open Sunday through Thursday from 2-4:00 p.m., and 8-10:00 p.m. During Fall Term 2020, all writing center tutorials will be virtual. Schedule Now!

For More Information

Contact Professor Bill Oliver, Coordinator of the Writing Center, at

Williams School Communication Center

Hours/Location: Sunday 6-10 PM, Monday 6-10 PM, Tuesday-Thursday 2-4 PM and 6-10 PM / virtual in the Fall.

Specifics: The Williams School Communication Center provides access to professional writing consultants versed in the particular details of writing within the disciplines of accounting, business, economics, and politics.  Appointments can be made online through the scheduler on the CommCenter webpage.

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.


Contact: Professor Helen I’Anson (
Hours/Location: Sunday-Thursday,  8-10PM EST, 3D Lab in IQ Center


Contacts: Merrina Lan ‘22 (
Hours/Location: Sunday and Tuesday, 7-9 PM EST, IQ Center


Contact: Your professor or Head Tutor, Lourdes Arana (
Hours/Location: Monday-Thursday, 7-9PM EST. All meetings will be virtual. 
Specifics: This center is for Economics 100 students only.

Accounting Help Center

Contacts: Beta Alpha Psi President, Avery Younis (
Hours/Location: Sunday, 8-10PM EST, Huntley 327
Specifics: This center is for Accounting 100 students only.

Math Center

Contact: Professor Alan McRae (
Hours/Location: Sunday-Thursday, 8-10 PM EST. All meetings will be virtual. 
Specifics: This center is designed to tutor Math 101 and Math 102 students. 


Contact:  Your Introductory Physics TA or Irina Mazilu  ( to arrange appointments.

Baldridge Reading & Study Strategy Program

The Baldridge Reading & Study Strategy Program is a one-week course for developing reading speed and comprehension.  The program occurs virtually Sept. 21-25, 2020 with several sessions offered each day and does cost an additional fee.

Academic Success Coaching 

It’s not uncommon to feel overwhelmed by the academic load at college. If you’re consistently struggling to get a grip on all those papers and exams and the day-to-day challenges of your classes, you might benefit from academic coaching. Local learning specialist Anna Crockett offers coaching services and consulting for academic and life success on a fee-for-service basis.

Please note: anyone contacting Anna Crockett for themselves or on behalf of a student is strongly encouraged to also notify the appropriate class dean: For first-year students, Dean Rodocker; for second- and third-year students, Dean Hobbs; for fourth-year students, Dean Simpson.

Leyburn Library Research Desk

The Research staff of Leyburn Library offers assistance with the use of the library collections and other information resources.

Research Assistance will also be available to anyone using the Science Library.

Need help?

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

On demand chat research support is available 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 FY students,

Dean Megan Hobbs,, for sophomores and juniors, and

Dean Tammi Simpson,, 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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