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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. - 12:00 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.

Ryan Matheny - tutor
Ryan Matheny

Ryan Matheny graduated from the University of North Texas with
a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Creative Writing. He has worked with the Weatherford Community College Center for Research and Writing since 2012. He has assisted hundreds of students with various writing projects over the years. He enjoys the writing process and looks forward to helping students with their writing assignments. He takes great pride in his work at the center and feels the CReW is a valuable resource for all students who want to better their writing. He is experienced with MLA, APA, and Chicago citation styles.

Cynthia Scott

Cynthia Scott is an award-winning teacher and author, who taught English in Texas public schools for 30 years. This veteran holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and History from Texas Christian University. In addition she earned her Master of Education and principal’s certification from Tarleton State University. Scott was first published at 17 and went on to write hundreds of newspaper and magazine articles for local, state, and national publications. She also has two highly-acclaimed children’s books to her credit, "Old Jake’s Skirts" and "Lizard Meets Ivana the Terrible." In addition to tutoring at the Center for Research and Writing, this semi-
retired teacher is working to restart her career as a children’s book author and is currently in training to receive her yoga teacher certification. In addition to extensive experience in writing and editing, she has expertise in MLA and APA citation styles. 

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

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