CAT Writing Studio

Spring Quarter Writing Studio Hours:

Monday-Thursday evenings: 5:00-8:00 p.m.

Week 2 through Week 10

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Located just inside the Digital Playroom on the second floor of Pepper Canyon Hall, the CAT Writing Studio is a place students can come for one-on-one coaching sessions with undergraduate students who have already completed the CAT sequence. Our experienced CAT Writing Studio tutors can help you with CAT assignments, review and offer critique of your CAT papers, and explain the prompts for your CAT class. Students are invited to drop by; no appointment is necessary. The studio is designed to be a resource for CAT 1, CAT 2, CAT 3, and CAT 125 students. The CAT Writing Studio tutors are here to help you succeed in your CAT classes.

ELL Tutoring Services

Spring Quarter Tutoring Hours:

Tuesday/Wednesday: 1:00-4:30 p.m.

Thursday: 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Lucy Moiseenko has been teaching English to international students at UCSD English Language Institute for four years. Prior to this, she taught English in Daegu, South Korea and Vancouver, Canada. Her academic background is centered on two of her great passions, literature and applied linguistics. Lucy is available for ten hours every week to support students who are English language learners. Please drop by the CAT Writing Studio or e-mail her to schedule an appointment at

Writing Studio FAQ

How is the CAT Writing Studio different from office hours?

The studio is different from office hours with your TA in a number of ways. First, it is staffed by upper-division undergraduates. Most of our writing consultants have gone through the CAT core sequence themselves, and all will offer writing advice and tips from a student's perspective. Second, our consultants will be able to work with you on your papers in greater detail than your TA can. Whereas TAs have a limited number of office hours, consultants at the writing studio will be available at a much wider range of times, and you can simply drop in to see at times that are more convenient for you.

When is the CAT Writing Studio open?

The CAT Writing Studio is open Monday through Thursday from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. It is closed on Fridays and major holidays, over the weekend and school breaks, and during Week 1 and Finals Week.

Where is the CAT Writing Studio located?

The CAT Writing Studio is located on the second floor of Pepper Canyon Hall, adjacent to the Sixth College Annex. It is just inside the Digital Playroom and is not accessible through the external hallway.

What is the CAT Writing Studio?

The CAT Writing Studio relaxed environment for CAT students to come together if they want to excel in their CAT class. Here students meet with experienced consultants to focus on improving their writing skills. CAT Writing Studio tutors want to help students become more capable, confident, happy writers.

Who we are and what we do:

• We are a team of CAT staff, TAs, and upper-division undergraduate students here to help you!
• We help with any aspect of writing, including organizational structure, theses, and grammar.
• We tutor collaboratively, working with you rather than just handing back a marked-up paper.

Who we help:

Any Sixth College student enrolled in:
• CAT 1.
• CAT 2.
• CAT 3.
• CAT 125.
• CAT 125R.

Additional campus writing resources:

• Campus Writing Center