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Brent Stevens

Brent Stevens, Director
The Writing Center

Hollins University
P.O. Box 9526
Roanoke, VA 24020
(540) 362-6335

Erin Levering

Erin Levering, Director
The Quantitative Reasoning Center

Hollins University
P.O. Box 9735
Roanoke, VA 24020
(540) 362-6540


The Center for Learning Excellence

Located on the first floor of Middle East on Front Quad, the Center for Learning Excellence is comprised of the Writing Center and the Quantitative Reasoning Center.


The Writing Center

The Writing Center

The Writing Center's primary goal is to help students of all ability levels gain a sense of confidence and control over their writing, by providing feedback at all stages of the writing process. A staff of trained, conscientious student tutors representing a variety of academic disciplines offers friendly support in a comfortable environment. Tutors collaborate with students on a wide range of writing issues, from developing a thesis statement for an historical analysis paper, to integrating source material and avoiding plagiarism on a senior biology thesis, to revising creative writing proposals. For an appointment, call 362-6387, e-mail thewritingcenter@hollins.edu, or stop by East Building, Room 112.

Tips from students at The Writing Center on "sandwiching your quotes." »


The Quantitative Reasoning (QR) Center

Quantitative Reasoning Center

The Quantitative Reasoning (QR) Center was established in 2002. Its primary focus is to provide assistance to students in achieving Basic Quantitative Reasoning (q) proficiency. Experienced student tutors are available to answer questions regarding courses that satisfy the basic quantitative reasoning (q) requirement. Our tutors also assist students with their Applied Quantitative Reasoning (Q) projects. The QR Center staff will identify and recommend resources to enhance and reinforce skills necessary for each student to achieve success in addressing quantitative issues.