Skip to main content

English Language Writing Tutor

Having trouble starting your essay? Finding it challenging to form a thesis? Need help with paragraphing? Confused about punctuation or grammatical rules? Contact our ELWT for assistance!

Tim Palmer (MA Applied Linguistics, TESOL) provides his expertise in writing and can help you with all aspects of essay writing, including thesis statements, topic sentences, paragraph structure, punctuation, grammar, vocabulary, and more.

Tim works with advanced/native users of English, and he also welcomes students whose first language is not English.

NOTE: For help understanding your course material or suitability of your essay topics, please contact your TA. Tim helps with the mechanical aspects of writing, but he does not necessarily know the texts or course material you are studying.

Spring 2022 Schedule

  • Office hours are held Monday through Thursday, 3:30pm to 5:30pm via Zoom. 
  • Meetings are scheduled for 25 minutes. 
  • Please sign up for one session only per week.

Make an appointment through Google Sheets.

You can also send an email if you have any questions! Requests will be handled in the order they are received.

If the schedule is full, email Tim anyways to see if an alternative arrangement can be made!

Check out Tim's compilation of writing resources for guides to thesis statements, counterarguments, grammar, and more! CLICK HERE


  • Tim Palmer

    Tim Palmer

    Tim Palmer is an English as a Second Language (ESL) specialist and Master of Applied Linguistics. He has been an instructor for nearly a decade at UCSD Extension, teaching for the English Language Institute and English as a Second Language Program. His interests include academic/scientific writing as well as grammar and vocabulary development. Tim began his career as a volunteer in the ESL writing center at CSU Chico, and he has followed his passion for helping others succeed using the English language since then.