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Skidmore College
The Philip Boshoff Writing Center

Who We Are

Writing Center tutors are Skidmore undergraduates who have been trained to work with student writers at any stage of the writing process, in all disciplines and at all levels. We draw our tutoring staff from nearly every major on campus to ensure a broad range of expertise and discipline-specific knowledge. Our primary goal at the Writing Center is to give students the tools to become better writers, whether they are facing their first college paper or working on a senior capstone.

L. Caitlin Jorgensen

L. Caitlin Jorgensen


Prof. Jorgensen has been teaching writing for over 25 years, most recently at Skidmore for the last 8 years. She has been a writing tutor at University of Tennessee, University of South Carolina, and Yale University, and she served as Assistant Director of the Writing Center at University of South Carolina. Prof. Jorgensen’s writing classes emphasize one-on-one consultation and extensive revision while centering the writer’s goals.

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Thad Niles

ESL Specialist

Prof. Niles has been an ESL specialist at Skidmore since 2010, teaching composition and coordinating the college's first intensive English program. Thad’s professional interests include the learning experiences of international students, academic literacies/English for Academic Purposes, Structural-Functional Linguistics/Genre Pedagogy, and new teaching grammars.