Writing Tutor

Erica Balanc is the language specialist for the LL.M. students at AUWCL. As such, she meets with students who are non-native speakers of English to discuss issues encountered when writing in an American academic setting. She helps the students with organization, format, grammar, paragraph structure, citing, planning and drafting a research paper, and other questions that arise throughout the semester. 

Erica previously worked at the Washington Post, and received her Bachelor's in English from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, where she was a writing tutor for undergraduate students. She is currently studying French. 

To set up an appointment, e-mail Erica directly at balanc@wcl.american.edu.

  • Erica is available to meet Monday through Thursday, from 11:30 until 4:30
  • Meetings are in-person, up to an hour in length, and scheduled in advance via email; 2-3 school days in advance is best
  • Any draft that you wish to discuss must be emailed to Erica the day before the meeting, at the latest. 
  • This is not an editing service. You will not be handed back an edited assignment. But, we hope that you can discuss your writing concerns, issues, and how to improve, with the goal of helping you become a better writer.