Meet the Tutors

Writing Center Tutors

Writing Center tutors are experienced in providing quality assistance in student writing needs for a variety of disciplines.  All our tutors are able to assist with helping to generate, develop, and organize ideas for composition based assignments that include paragraphs and essays.  However, we also have tutors who also specialize in providing writing guidance concerning specific writing needs, such as grammar, English as a second language issues, and different formatting styles including APA and MLA formats.

Please refer to the tutors below for a detailed description of their expertise to better assist your writing needs.

Writing Center tutors are experienced in providing quality assistance in student writing needs for a variety of disciplines.  All our tutors are able to assist with helping to generate, develop, and organize ideas for composition based assignments that include paragraphs and essays.  However, we also have tutors who also specialize in providing writing guidance concerning specific writing needs, such as grammar, English as a second language issues, and different formatting styles including APA and MLA formats.

Please refer to the tutors below for a detailed description of their expertise to better assist your writing needs.


Tutor:  CYNTHIA
  • ESL SUPPORT:
    • Conversation Skills
    • Pronunciation
  • COMPOSITION EXPERTISE:
    • Audience, Purpose and Tone of Papers
    • Developing Ideas / Generating Ideas / Prewriting Techniques
    • Editing Strategies and Revising
    • Focusing Ideas
    • Internet Research
    • Research Papers
  • FORMATTING EXPERTISE:
    • APA
    • MLA
  • READING AND LITERATURE:
    • Literary Analysis
  • STUDY AND LIFE SKILLS:
    • Note Taking Strategies
    • Resume and Curriculum Vitas
  • SUBJECT EXPERTISE:
    • Chicano Literature
    • Creative Writing
    • Feminist Studies
    • LGBT

Tutor:  IRRIS
  • COMPOSITION EXPERTISE:
    • Critical Thinking Skill Development
    • Developing Ideas / Generating Ideas / Prewriting Techniques
    • Editing Strategies and Revising
    • Focusing Ideas
    • Research Papers
  • FORMATTING EXPERTISE:
    • APA
  • READING AND LITERATURE: 
    • Active Reading
  • STUDY AND LIFE SKILLS:
    • Note Taking Strategies
  • SUBJECT EXPERTISE:
    • Criminal Justice

Tutor:  JESSICA
  • COMPOSITION EXPERTISE:
    • Critical Thinking Skill Development
    • Developing Ideas / Generating Ideas / Prewriting Techniques
    • Focusing Ideas
    • Internet Research
    • Research Papers
  • FORMATTING EXPERTISE:
    • MLA
  • READING AND LITERATURE:
    • Literary Analysis
  • SUBJECT EXPERTISE:
    • Chicano Literature
    • Women’s Studies

Tutor:  LINDA
  • GRAMMAR AND/OR PUNCTUATION EXPERTISE:
    • Punctuation
  • COMPOSITION EXPERTISE:
    • Advice on the English 015 Exam
    • Critical Thinking Skill Development
    • Developing Ideas / Generating Ideas / Prewriting Techniques
    • Focusing Ideas
    • Internet Research
    • Research Papers
  • FORMATTING EXPERTISE:
    • APA
    • MLA
  • READING AND LITERATURE:
    • Finding the Main Ideas
    • Literary Analysis
  • STUDY AND LIFE SKILLS:
    • Note Taking Strategies
    • Resume and Curriculum Vitas
    • Scholarship: Personal Statements
  • SUBJECT EXPERTISE:
    • African American Literature
    • Creative Writing
    • History
    • Poetry
    • Political Science
    • Psychology
    • Sociology

Tutor:  LISA
  • ESL SUPPORT:
    • Conversation Skills
    • Idiom Development
    • Pronunciation
  • COMPOSITION EXPERTISE:
    • Critical Thinking Skill Development
    • Developing Ideas / Organizing Ideas / Prewriting Techniques
    • Editing Strategies and Revising
    • Internet Research
  • READING AND LITERATURE:
    • Active Reading
    • Finding the Main Ideas
  • STUDY AND LIFE SKILLS:
    • Resume and Curriculum Vitas
    • Scholarship: Personal Statements
  • SUBJECT EXPERTISE:
    • African American Literature
    • Art History and Visual Analysis
    • Chicano Literature
    • Creative Writing
    • Film Studies
    • Religious Studies

Tutor:  MICAH
    • ESL SUPPORT:
      • Grammar for ESL Students
      • Pronunciation
  • GRAMMAR AND/OR PUNCTUATION EXPERTISE:
    • Grammar
    • Punctuation
  • COMPOSITION EXPERTISE:
    • Audience, Purpose and Tone of Papers
    • Critical Thinking Skill Development
    • Developing Ideas / Generating Ideas / Prewriting Techniques
    • Editing Strategies and Revising
    • Focusing Ideas
    • Internet Research
    • Research Papers
  • FORMATTING EXPERTISE:
    • MLA
  • READING AND LITERATURE:
    • Active Reading
    • Finding the Main Ideas
    • Literary Analysis
  • STUDY AND LIFE SKILLS:
    • Note Taking Strategies
    • Resume and Curriculum Vitas
  • SUBJECT EXPERTISE:
    • Creative Writing
    • Feminist Studies
    • LGBT Studies
    • Poetry

Tutor:  MICHELLE
    • ESL SUPPORT:
      • Conversation Skills
      • Grammar for ESL Students
  • GRAMMAR AND/OR PUNCTUATION EXPERTISE:
    • Grammar
  • COMPOSITION EXPERTISE:
    • Advice on the English 015 Exam
    • Audience, Purpose and Tone of Papers
    • Critical Thinking Skill Development
    • Developing Ideas / Generating Ideas / Prewriting Techniques
    • Editing Strategies and Revising
    • Focusing Ideas
    • Internet Research
    • Research Papers
  • FORMATTING EXPERTISE:
    • APA
  • READING AND LITERATURE:
    • Active Reading
    • Finding the Main Ideas
    • Literary Analysis
  • STUDY AND LIFE SKILLS:
    • Note Taking Strategies
    • Resume and Curriculum Vitas
    • Scholarship: Personal Statements
  • SUBJECT EXPERTISE:
    • Communications / Speech
    • Creative Writing
    • Film Studies
    • Poetry
    • Psychology
    • Sociology

Tutor:  PATRICIA (aka PAT)
    • ESL SUPPORT:
      • Conversation Skills
      • Grammar for ESL Students
      • Pronunciation
  • GRAMMAR AND/OR PUNCTUATION EXPERTISE:
    • Grammar
    • Punctuation
  • COMPOSITION EXPERTISE:
    • Advice on the English 015 Exam
    • Audience, Purpose and Tone of Papers
    • Critical Thinking Skill Development
    • Developing Ideas / Generating Ideas / Prewriting Techniques
    • Editing Strategies and Revising
    • Focusing Ideas
    • Research Papers
  • FORMATTING EXPERTISE:
    • APA
    • MLA
  • READING AND LITERATURE:
    • Active Reading
    • Finding the Main Ideas
    • Literary Analysis
  • STUDY AND LIFE SKILLS:
    • Note Taking Strategies
    • Scholarship: Personal Statements
  • SUBJECT EXPERTISE:
    • African American Literature
    • Asian American Literature
    • Biology
    • Chicano Literature
    • Criminal Justice
    • Feminist Studies
    • Film Studies
    • Philosophy
    • Poetry
    • Political Science
    • Psychology
    • Sociology

Tutor:  PATRICK
  • GRAMMAR AND/OR PUNCTUATION EXPERTISE:
    • Grammar
    • Punctuation
  • COMPOSITION EXPERTISE:
    • Advice on the English 015 Exam
    • Developing Ideas / Organizing Ideas / Prewriting Techniques
    • Editing Strategies and Revising
    • Focusing Ideas
    • Internet Research
    • Literary Analysis
    • Research Papers
  • FORMATTING EXPERTISE:
    • APA
    • MLA
  • SUBJECT EXPERTISE:
    • Biology
    • Business Writing
    • Chemistry
    • Creative Writing
    • History
    • Philosophy
    • Psychology
    • Religious Studies
    • Sociology

Tutor:  ROSEMARY
  • COMPOSITION EXPERTISE:
    • Advice on the English 015 Exam
    • Audience, Purpose and Tone of Papers
    • Composing Paragraphs and Essays
    • Developing Ideas/ Organizing Ideas / Prewriting Techniques
  • READING AND LITERATURE:
    • Active Reading
    • Finding the Main Ideas
    • Literary Analysis
  • STUDY AND LIFE SKILLS:
    • Resume and Curriculum Vitas
    • Scholarship: Personal Statements
  • SUBJECT EXPERTISE:
    • Business Writing
    • History

Tutor:  RUBEN

  • ESL SUPPORT:
    • Conversation Skills
  • COMPOSITION EXPERTISE:
    • Audience, Purpose and Tone of Papers
    • Critical Thinking Skill Development
    • Developing Ideas / Generating Ideas / Prewriting Techniques
    • Focusing Ideas
    • Research Papers
  • FORMATTING EXPERTISE:
    • MLA
  • READING AND LITERATURE:
    • Finding the Main Ideas
    • Literary Analysis
  • SUBJECT EXPERTISE:
    • Creative Writing
    • Film Studies
    • Music
    • Philosophy
    • Poetry
    • Religious Studies
    • Sociology

Tutor:  SHIRLEY
  • COMPOSITION EXPERTISE:
    • Advice on the English 015 Exam
    • Audience, Purpose and Tone of Papers
    • Developing Ideas / Organizing Ideas / Prewriting Techniques
  • FORMATTING EXPERTISE:
    • MLA
  • READING AND LITERATURE:
    • Active Reading
    • Finding the Main Ideas
  • SUBJECT EXPERTISE:
    • Political Science