EJP’s Writing and Math Partners (WAMP) run our writing center initiative and tutoring program. WAMP is open twice a week to support EJP students in their study, research, coursework, project collaboration, and general academic mentorship. The main services offered by Writing and Math Partners are writing consultations and help with mathematics projects. Currently, the Partners are free EJP members. We hope to train EJP students to also offer peer support. WAMP also develops training programs in writing center pedagogy in order to provide this support across disciplines and levels.
WAMP’s mission statement:
We believe writing is a lifelong process and an important thinking tool that involves collaborative, reciprocal engagement with others. As such, we foster an environment in which writing, communicating, and thinking are closely intertwined. Through flexible teaching methods designed for writers of all levels and from all disciplines, we strive to offer the following:
Space to articulate existing ideas and explore new ones
Strategies for self-revision
Room to claim one’s own voice and agency as a writer
Applications to work with WAMP are accepted twice annually, on around October 1 and March 1 of each year. Writing and Math Partners must have a Bachelor’s degree (in any field), ability to have clearance at Danville Correctional Center, as well as a commitment to social justice. For more information about WAMP, contact program coordinator Chelsea Catt at firstname.lastname@example.org.