The School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies offers a one-on-one writing center for students enrolled in all SHPRS classes, particularly philosophy. The SHPRS writing studio is run by SHPRS faculty and philosophy students who are dedicated to helping students at any step in the writing process. Each student is given specialized instruction and guidance that they can carry with them even after they have left the studio. The writing tutor also provides assistance to students who are enrolled in logic classes.

The writing tutor can help you: 

  • Plan an upcoming paper
  • Understand the conventions of writing, especially those of philosophy
  • Improve your writing by providing review of and feedback on a current paper
  • Utilize proper documentation and citations
  • Understand the logical structure of a paper
  • Grasp the basics of formal and informal logic
  • Become a better writer

Appointments are available by Zoom or in person and may be made up to two weeks in advance. If you wish to have a draft of a paper reviewed by the writing tutor prior to your appointment, you may submit it by emailing

If your appointment is less than 24 hours away, you will not be able to make changes through the link below. Please call the SHPRS Advising office at (480) 965-8364 or email if you need to cancel with less than 24 hours' notice. 

*Please note: The times are on Arizona time; the appointment time listed in your confirmation email will be for the time of the location that you provided in your Student Profile. 

Tuesday: 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 - 9 a.m.
Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Schedule an appointment 


Lattie F. Coor Hall, 3311 or online

Meet the Tutor

James Starks is an undergraduate student in SHPRS, majoring in philosophy with an emphasis in morality, politics, and law. A first-generation college student, James transferred from Mesa Community College with their associates degree in philosophy in 2022. They most recently worked as a tutor in Chemistry and Computer Information Systems, before joining the SHPRS Writing Studio in August 2023.