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Hume Center for Writing and Speaking

Building 250, Lasuen Mall

Telephone: 650-723-0045
Fax: 650-724-3487


Tutoring Hours in the Hume Center for Writing and Speaking

Academic Year: Fall to Spring Term

Monday: 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Thursday: 10:00 a.m. to  8:00 p.m.
Friday: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Sunday: 1:00 p.m to 10:00 p.m.

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Hume Center for Writing and Speaking Staff

Julia Bleakney, Ph.D., Director,, (650) 736-2951. Office: Room 210.   

Sarah Pittock, Ph.D., Associate Director (Writing),, (650) 735-2954. Office: Room 207.

Pamela Nelson Foster, Administrative Manager,, Office: Room 109.

Alya Raphael, Ph.D., Lecturer and Interim Tutor Manager (Oral Communication Program), 723-1792.

Zara DiZoglio, Administrative Associate, (650) 724-9693. Office: Room 110.

Allie Fijolek, Student Outreach and Community Associate,, (650) 736-1275. Office: Room 207

Affiliated Staff

Program in Oral Communication

Doree Allen, Ph.D., Oral Communication Program Director,, (650) 725-4149

Thomas Freeland, Ph.D., Program Lecturer,, (650) 736-2337

Alya Raphael, Ph.D., Program Lecturer,, (650) 723-1792

Program in Writing and Rhetoric

Marvin Diogenes, Co-Director, Stanford Introductory Studies,

Hume Center for Writing and Speaking Tutors

  • Experienced writers and professional teachers of writing as well as trained peer graduate and undergraduate tutors.
  • Highly-trained graduate and undergraduate Oral Communication Tutors (OCTs).

See our Tutor Bios


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