Non-native English Speakers

Schedule a Writing Appointment

  • Call The Learning Commons
    at 419-372-2823
  • Visit The Learning Commons

ESOL Consultants

Lena Nighswander
Alyssa Fuller
Bailey Price

Meet with a Writing Consultant

Non-native speakers of English and ESOL students are encouraged visit The Learning Commons. A group of our consultants have completed additional training with the Learning Commons ESOL specialist to work with ESOL writers.  

Students enrolled in ESOL classes should make an appointment with these consultants, but every writing consultant at The Learning Commons can help writers and answer their questions. Consultants can also help writers understand assignment guidelines. Writing appointments are 50 minutes long, and students can make two appointments a week.


Alyssa Fuller

Currently, I am studying Communication Sciences and Disorders at BGSU, and I will continue my education to later become a Speech Language Pathologist. I also currently work at the Learning Commons as a Writing Mentor and Course-Based Tutor. Pursuing a career in Communication Sciences and Disorders and being a part of the Writing Center team have given me a new appreciation for communication. Seeing students' confidence grow throughout a session, collaborating with other passionate Writing Consultants, and interacting with a variety of students on campus are some of my favorite aspects of working in the Learning Commons that I look forward to continuing in my last couple semesters!

Lena Nighswander

I am an English and German double-major here at BGSU! I work as a Writing Mentor at the Learning Commons and have been working with ESOL students for 3 years. I would describe my tutoring style as empowering, open, and engaging. Outside of work, my areas of study include contemporary German history, horror in literature, and video games as media. I believe language and storytelling are extremely powerful tools, so being able to help writers develop their skills is something I find very special.


Bailey Price

Here at BGSU I am an International Studies major with a focus area in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). I received my Teaching English as a Foreign Language certificate from International TEFL Academy in Chicago, IL in the summer of 2023. Since then, I have been working in the Learning Commons as a Writing Consultant. I love language learning as well as traveling and experiencing new cultures. My favorite thing about working at BGSU is the opportunity to meet so many unique people from diverse backgrounds. 

Updated: 02/19/2024 02:12PM