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Center for Research & Writing

The Center for Research & Writing supports Weatherford College students, faculty, and staff by providing support for all stages of the writing and research processes.

We offer:

  • Tutoring and guidance for all types of papers and projects.
  • Assistance with research projects, including help finding appropriate sources.
  • Tables and couches for group and individual work.
  • Professional and peer tutors

Walk-ins are welcome! Our hours of operation are:

Days Time Location
Monday – Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Library
Friday 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Library

When seeking help with writing assignments, please bring the assignment or prompt, notes, and any drafts-in-progress.

Distance Education Students:
Assistance with writing assignments is available via e-mail. Please send drafts as an attachment
to In the body of the e-mail, please provide the tutor with a brief overview of the assignment, specific areas you would like to receive feedback about, and any questions you may have. Please allow 24-48 business hours for response.

We invite you to send us copies of your writing assignments. If you have questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact us at You may also find a referral form HERE.

Tutors at the CReW:

Gayle Hammond-tutor
Gayle Hammond

Gayle earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in European History and Secondary Education from Muskingum College in Ohio, and a Master of Arts degree in American Diplomatic History and International Affairs from the Western Connecticut University. In addition, she also holds a degree in Secondary level Admini-
stration from the University of North Texas. Gayle retired from teaching secondary level Advanced Placement Government and Politics, U.S. History, and Economics for many years at Weatherford ISD. Additionally, she has taught evening U.S. History classes at both Tarrant County College and Weatherford College. Her research and writing experience in college centered on 19th and 20th history. She has a particular interest in western U.S. history, Native Americans, and the Civil War period. Gayle is knowledgeable in MLA, APA, and Chicago citation styles.

Richelle Ching - tutorRichelle Ching

Richelle holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Texas at Arlington. She is completing a Master’s degree in Political Science at Texas State University with an emphasis on judicial politics. Richelle is focused on student success through information literacy via the process of academic research. Her strengths are in locating and evaluating sources, synthesizing source materials, and thesis development. She is knowledgeable in multiple citation styles — MLA, APA, and Chicago.

Wendi Crandall - tutor
Wendi Crandell

An avid reader and experienced writer, Wendi joined the CReW team in 2017. She graduated with honors from Middle Tennessee State University, earning a Bachelor of Arts in English. After completing the program for teacher certification, Wendi embarked on an exciting career in education. Her experience includes twenty years as a teacher, activities coordinator, youth director, and writing tutor. Experienced in MLA and APA citation styles, Wendi enjoys working with students on all stages of the writing process. When she’s not working at the writing center, Wendi spends her time gardening, herding cats, and playing the piano.  She is currently writing a book. 

Ronda Furer

With a passion for writing and years of experience in the education system, Ronda has been a fantastic tutor at the Center for Research and Writing for two years. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in English from Tarleton State University, and later she received her Master’s degree in School Leadership from Strayer University. After receiving her teacher certification in North Carolina, she began teaching in public high schools. She loves seeing the growth of students’ knowledge and skills, not only seeing them become more educated but also become better people. She currently works for Weatherford High School as well as the Center for Research and Writing at Weatherford College. Her mission is to instill upon students the importance of the writing process, develop writing skills and to aid them to become master writers and editors of their own work. She believes that the tutoring experience is not only beneficial for learning; it can create lasting friendships. 

Ryan Matheny - tutor
Ryan Matheny

Researching and writing essays is no easy feat. Since 2012, Ryan has been helping students at the Weatherford College Center for Research and Writing to achieve success in their writing journeys. A graduate from the University of North Texas, he is proficient in all steps of the writing process, whether it be drafting, editing or formatting for proper citations styles (MLA, APA, etc.). He is excited to coach students in their writing endeavors. There is no better day at the CReW for him than when a student becomes a better, more skilled writer. Aside from writing, Ryan loves the outdoors and taking his dog Sophie to the Trinity Trails.

Melissa Musser-tutor
Melissa Musser

Melissa currently serves as a tutor in the CReW, as well as an instructor of Developmental Reading/Writing. Melissa earned a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Reading Education from West Texas A&M University in Canyon, Texas. Her passion is to work with adult students, and she loves seeing her students grow in their writing abilities. She is proficient in both MLA and APA citation styles.

Sandra Rousseau - tutorSandra Rousseau

Sandra holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from the University of Texas at Arlington. She has worked extensively as a writer throughout her career in the business sector, holding such positions as advertising copywriter, technical writer, public relations writer and also news journalist. She is proficient in both MLA and APA citation styles, as well as Associated Press style for news writing. She enjoys working with students of all ages and abilities, and finds it especially gratifying to help students demystify the writing process.

Andrew Weatherford-tutor
Andrew Weatherford

Andrew holds a Master of Arts in Humanities as well as a Master of Arts in Theology. He currently teaches and tutors at four North Texas colleges. With a background that spans from develop-
mental education, instructing college humanities courses, to writing tutoring, he understands the rigorous demands of college reading, writing, and critical thinking. This insight provides the needed edge for coaching students toward becoming better writers. Andrew is proficient in MLA, APA, and Chicago citation styles. 

For additional information about the CReW, please contact:
Shannon Stoker
Department Chair, Learning Foundations | 817-598-6398

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