Oral Communication Tutors (OCTs)

OCT areas of specialization

Every OCT can provide speech coaching to students in any discipline. However, if you would like to select an OCT with a particular field of study, you may consult the list below.

For interviews, especially case interviews and scholarships, you may email your tutor in advance of your meeting to share materials relevant to your interview.  The OCT can review documents before your appointment if time allows.

Katherine Amberg-Johnson

Areas of specialization: microbiology and immunology

Favorite topics to tutor: research presentations

Marta Andres Terre

MArta

Areas of specialization: immunology

Favorite topics to tutor: research presentations, job interviews, conference talks, slide design and data visualization

 

Motunrolaolu Ruth Asebiomo

Class of 2020

Major and Minor: Human Biology and TAPS and Education

Favorite topics to tutor: all topics!

Lillian Bornstein

Class of 2018

Major and Minors: Theater & Performance Studies and Creative Writing and Psychology

Favorite topics to tutor: nonverbal communication, voice, performance, speech anxiety

Madelyn Sabena Boslough

Class of 2018

Marilu Krystal Bravo

Marilu Bravo

Class of 2019

Major: Biomedical Computation and Spanish

Favorite topics to tutor: PWR2, visual aid design

Susan Brewer

Areas of specialization: biosciences

Favorite topics to tutor: research presentations, mock interview

Suraj Bhagwan Bulchand

Suraj
Class of 2018
 
Major: Management Science and Engineering
 
Favorite topics to tutor: PWR2, nonverbal communication, overcoming speech anxiety, public speaking, research presentations, PowerPoint, ESL

Seth Michael Chambers

Class of 2019

Major and Minors: Classics and History and Religious Studies

Favorite topics to tutor: mock interview, "Moves" of argumentation within presentations

Ting Wei Chang

Class of 2019

Major and Minor: Linguistics and Creative Writing

Favorite topics to tutor: PWR2

Able to tutor in Chinese Mandarin

Janet Constance Coleman-Belin

Class of 2019

Major and Minors: Architectural Design and Biology and Human Biology

Favorite topics to tutor: Anything! My goal is to help you flourish wherever you are with anything you're working on.

Ethan Cruikshank

Class of 2020

Favorite topics to tutor: mock interview, PWR2, informal presentations

Katie Cumnock

Areas of specialization: microbiology and immunology

Favorite topics to tutor: dissertations, interviews, and conference talks

Alex Dainis

Areas of specailization: genetics

Favorite topics to tutor: research presentations and informal talks

 

Erika Nicole DePalatis

Class of 2019
 
Major: English
 
Favorite topics to tutor: Having confidence in public speaking!

Nisrin Elamin

Areas of specialization: socio-cultural anthropology

Favorite topics to tutor: mock interviews, lectures, media appearances, conference presentations

Able to tutor in German and basic Spanish and Arabic

Albert William Gehami

Areas of specialization: social sciences

Favorite topics to tutor: podcasts

Emily Glassberg

Areas of specialization: biology

 

Serena Elizabeth Harber

Class of 2019

Major: Human Biology

Favorite topics to tutor: PWR2, HumBio, presentations

Emma Jackson-Smith

Class of 2018
 
Major and Minor: Theater and Performance Studies and Creative Writing and Human Biology
 
Favorite topics to tutor: storytelling, voice, nonverbal communication, dealing with anxiety, performance

Amanda Jacobson

Areas of specialization: natural sciences

Favorite topics to tutor: I love all topics! Practice talks and mock interviews are especially fun.

Thomas Keller

Grad OCT

Nikita A Khlystov

Areas of specialization: engineering, biological sciences

Favorite topics to tutor: research presentations, elevator pitches

Lucas Benjamin Lawrence

Class of 2019
 
Major: Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies
 
Favorite topics to tutorPWR2 projects! Please come to me for anything, though :)

Michelle Lissner

Areas of specialization: microbiology and Immunology
 
Favorite topics to tutor: research presentations, slide design

Lloyd Lyall

Class of 2019
 
Major and Minor: International Relations and Economics
 
Favorite topics to tutor: policy and social issues, political issues

Sarah Manney

Sarah Manney

Class of 2018

Major and Minors: Political Science and Russian Language & Literature

Favorite topics to tutor: Everything! Speeches especially

Able to tutor in French

Lane McIntosh

Areas of specialization: neurosciences and computer science

Favorite topics to tutor: mock interviews, dissertations, academic talks, pitches, informal talks

Savannah Pham

Class of 2018
 
Major: Psychology and Asian American Studies
 
Favorite topics to tutor: PWR2, presentations

Jessi Piggott

Areas of speacialization: theater and performance studies
 
Favorite topics to tutor: speech anxiety, effective speaking

James Pillot

Class of 2020

Major and Minor: Electrical Engineering and History

Favorite topics to tutor: PWR2, PowerPoint presentation, elevator pitches, mock interview, anything professional development related

Madison Jane Pobis

Class of 2019
 
Major: Earth Systems (Oceans and Climate)
 
Favorite topics to tutorPWR 2, scientific research, science as storytelling

Greg Ramel

Areas of speacialization: science/engineering, general humanities

Favorite topics to tutor: PWR2, slide design, organization

Emma Sarah Rothenberg

Class of 2019

Majors and Minor: History and Theater and Spanish

Favorite topics to tutor: storytelling, presenting with passion & clarity, speech anxiety

Able to tutor in Spanish

Ali Edip Sarilgan

Class of 2019

Major: Management Science & Engineering

Favorite topics to tutor: speech anxiety, interviews, PWR2, storytelling, political speeches

Kaitlin Margaret Schroeder

Class of 2019

Major: Human Biology, Notation in Science Communication

Favorite topics to tutor: PWR2, Thinking Matters, mock interviews, slide design

Jorie Schwab

Class of 2018
 
Majors: Political Science and History 
 
Favorite topics to tutor: global and domestic politics and conflicts 

Gawoon Shim

Class of 2018
 
Major and Minor: Mechanical Engineering and Comparative Literature
 
Favorite topics to tutor: technology, art, philosophy, literature, PWR2, research presentation

Samantha Yao Starkey

Class of 2019
 
Major: Human Biology
 
Favorite topics to tutor: PWR2 and other public speeches, debate prep, engaging an audience, translating from academic writing to a speech format

Nantanick Tantivasadakarn

Class of 2020

Major: Symbolic Systems

Favorite topics to tutor: research presentations, brainstorming, and organization

Able to tutor in Thai

Amy Tarangelo

Areas of specialization: biology, natural sciences, humanities

Favorite topics to tutor: scientific talks, job talks, thesis/qualifying exam talks

Terence Theisen

Areas of specialization: biological sciences

Favorite topics to tutor: presentations and mock interviews

Dorothy Tovar

Areas of specialization: biological sciences, microbiology, immunology, ecology

Favorite topics to tutor: speech anxiety, science communication for broad and field-specific audiences, audience engagement

Able to tutor in Haitian creole

Jacqueline Wibowo

Class of 2018

Major: Public Policy

Favorite topics to tutor: mock interview, PWR2

Ellen Hanley Woods

Class of 2018

Major: Symbolic Systems and TAPS

Favorite topics to tutor: PWR2, presentations, interviews, vocal technique

Shizuka Yamada

Grad OCT