How This Works

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This is what it looks like on your screen during a session with The Online Composition Hub.

We take “composition” to mean work that involves words, visual images, sounds, digital tools, and much more! Our tutors can help with traditional papers or projects that involve web design, video, blogging, Prezi, PowerPoint, etc. You can come see us at any stage of the composing process: brainstorming ideas, drafting, revising, or polishing. You can even get assistance with professional materials, such as resumes, cover letters, applications, and research projects. Not an undergrad student? That’s okay! We will work with graduate students, alumni and staff, too.

You can either meet with a tutor synchronously (as in, you’re both online at the same time and talking to one another), or asynchronously (you communicate via messages but are not online at the same time). Regardless of which option you choose, our tutors will guide you and provide mini-lessons and explanations to help meet your needs. However, you need to be an active participant in the session by sharing your questions and helping us help you. We reserve the right to cancel or discontinue sessions with anyone who is disrespectful or unwilling to work collaboratively.

We look forward to working with you! Use our “how-to” tutorials above and watch the video below to become familiar with our system. 



Our Tutors

Christine Zabala, (Coordinator)

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Hello! My name is Christine, and I am a current PhD Student in the Education Department. I have worked at various writing centers across the country for three years prior to my arrival at CU Boulder. In addition to writing center work, my passion is teaching writing which is why I am pursuing my degree in Education here.
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Arya Oveissi

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Hello, my name is Arya Oveissi! I am a recent English major graduate from the University of Colorado Boulder. While studying English with the great professors at CU, I discovered my passion for teaching. Now, I am currently completing the Colorado state licensure program in secondary education. Reading and writing are passions of mine, and I would consider myself proficient in both fields. Two of my short pieces have been picked up by separate online publications. Helping others improve in the field of English is a desire of mine. Reading and writing well are essential skills in today’s society, and I am glad that I can assist others in their quest to better themselves. Aside from reading and writing, I enjoy hiking, playing basketball, and traveling.
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Brenna Johns

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I am currently a Master's Plus student in the school of education at CU Boulder. I got my Bachelor's degree in English before working with the 4-H Youth Development Program and finally moving to South Korea to teach English as a second or other language. In the near future I plan to teach high school language arts, but I love working with students of all ages and experience levels. Outside of school, I enjoy writing and reading, being outdoors, and spending time with friends. It's my passion in life to travel and learn as much as I can about the world around me. Schedule an appointment with me and I'd be happy to help you! 
Email for tutoring appointments: Brenna,

Jon Rohald

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Hi, I'm Jon. I'm a graduate student working on getting my masters in education. I love cooking, being outside, and the pursuit of knowledge. I'm passionate about education and I hope that I can help out with anything you need!
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