Writing Center

What is a writing center?

Writing centers are spaces dedicated for students to receive help on their writing, which may be for any of their classes or for any purpose outside of school. In general, writing centers can take on a variety of formats. The Wildcat Writing Center at Lake View is staffed by trained student tutors who offer one-on-one support to all students at all levels in all grades. Our helpful tutors serve as coaches and collaborators that, through a variety of collaborative techniques, assist students in further developing their own writing. Because of the one-on-one format, students are able to receive individualized feedback and guidance that meets their specific needs. Ultimately, writing centers serve their schools and communities as places for discussion and development of everyone’s writing skills in a highly collaborative and supportive setting.

Our Mission Statement

The Wildcat Writing Center supports students in developing their identities and their skills as writers by providing encouraging, constructive, and collaborative feedback in a welcoming, inclusive, and productive space.

Our Core Beliefs

  • Everyone is a writer because everyone writes
  • Writing is an empowering activity because it gives everyone a voice
  • Writing is a multi-step process that requires our time and energy
  • Writing is collaborative because it helps us communicate with one another

Meet Our Tutors!

Ana - Junior

I am Ana, and I am a junior currently at LVHS. I'm new to the writing center, and I'm also one of the tutors as well. I will do my very best to be a tutor that helps you improve your writing skills instead of giving you the answer. If you don't see me at the writing center, then you could find me in the JROTC room while doing my S1 work and improving our battalion each day.

Brandon - Junior

I’m a junior at Lake View High School who wants to pursue my baseball career and study Journalism. Whenever I’m not on the field, I love to write. Writing is something I'm really passionate about, and it’s something that really can calm me down. I decided to become a writing tutor because I know the struggles in writing, and I know the struggles in school in general. I just want everyone to succeed, to feel that it’s okay to be wrong, and that it’s okay to ask for help. I’m here to help anyone who needs it and to make others feel comfortable when I’m helping them. I want to help as many people as possible. My goal is to make sure everyone I help is happy, and leaves with good feedback and more knowledge.

Dyani - Junior

I’m a junior, and I enjoy taking film pictures and writing. I feel that no one should feel insecure when it comes to writing or feel that they are not good enough. Everyone needs a little help here and there. I am someone who will be excited to guide you through whatever difficulties you are facing. Can’t wait to meet you!

Isisel - Senior

Hello there! My name is Isisel. (I know, complicated right?) And, I'm a senior! I'm from Reading, PA, but I have fallen in love with Chicago I love to dance cumbias as well as singing boleros (Spanish love songs).

Layne - Senior

My name is Layne, and I am currently a senior at Lake View. People say I look like a Hannah, but I’m no horse girl. Anyway, I enjoy programming, drawing, and playing video games.

Max - Senior

My name is Max, and I’m a senior. I love to be involved in my school and community. I am also a part of Lake View Innovation Academy, cross country and Student Voice. I like to help others and guide them to do their best.

Mudar - Junior

Nothing beats a nice cup of green tea with an interesting and suspenseful novel to read. Well, nothing except an essay that has to be written about that novel. When it comes to me, I’m a writer more than I am a reader. I consider it a hobby. Besides that, I love playing video games, watching lots of movies, and listening to music. But I have to say, there isn’t much that beats writing. So, stop by the writing center. Everyone needs some help at one point -- it won’t hurt!

For more information, contact Mr. Krieger at sckrieger@cps.edu