Appointment-Based Writing Tutors

Christine Alfano

Areas of specialization: literature and history

Genre expertise: undergraduate essays and research presentation scripting, multimedia arguments

Enjoys coaching brainstorming, narrowing research topics, time management, and revision

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Paul Bator

Areas of specialization: political science, international relations, policy, social sciences and humanities

Genre expertise: oral presentations, media-based arguments and photonics

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Angela Becerra Vidergar, PhD

Area of specialization: humanities, radio and podcast storytelling, journalism

Genre expertise: personal statements, conference presentations, dissertations, storytelling in argument, academic work for non-academic audiences, multimedia journalism, writing for the ear

Enjoys coaching: brainstorming, organization, narrative/story, scene-setting

Katie Bodner

Areas of specialization: biosciences, natural sciences, engineering, science communication

Genre expertise: lab reports, personal statements

Enjoys coaching: brainstorming, organization, revision strategies, writing for publication

Laura Bogar

Areas of specialization: natural sciences, biology, ecology

Genre expertise: lab reports, grant applications

Enjoys coaching brainstorming, argument development, style, and writing for publication

Shaleen Brawn

Human Biology Writing Specialist

Areas of specialization: social science, science, and literature

Able to tutor any genre of writing

Enjoys coaching revision strategies

 

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Tessa Rose Brown

Areas of specialization: humanities, social sciences, creative writing

Genre expertise: personal statements, grant proposals, dissertations

Enjoys coaching organizing and developing arguments

Sophia Cai

Areas of specialization: law and natural sciences

Genre expertise: legal writing, science journalism

Enjoys coaching organization and revision strategies

Russ Edward Carpenter

Jennifer Cryer

Areas of specialization: social science, political science, economics

Genre expertise: abstracts, grant applications, personal statements, theses, and dissertations

Enjoys coaching brainstorming and argument organization

Tai John Iwamoto Dinger

Areas of specialization: natural sciences, science communication

Genre expertise: honors theses, research reports

Enjoys coaching: organization, argumentative clarity, writing to an audience

Kevin DiPirro

Science, Technology, and Society Writing Specialist

Areas of specialization: theater and creative writing

Genre expertise: grant applications and personal statements

Enjoys coaching brainstorming, argument revision, introductions and conclusions

Writing Specialist in Science, Technology, and Society

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Erik Ellis

Areas of specialization: creative writing, journalism, rhetoric and composition

Genre expertise: applications, personal statements, and multimodal composition

Enjoys coaching writing productivity, brainstorming, and revision strategies

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Norah Fahim

Areas of specialization: rhetoric and composition, TESOL, second language writing

Genre expertise: conference proposal abstracts, scholarly articles, cover letters, personal statements

Enjoys coaching qualitative research methods, brainstorming, organization, revision, reading for writing

Able to tutor writing in Arabic

Nicole Ferraro

Area of specialization: natural sciences, engineering, science communication

Genre expertise: grant/fellowship/grad school applications, research papers

Enjoys coaching: organization, brainstorming, gathering evidence

Megan Formato

Areas of specialization: humanities, history, science and technology studies

Genre expertise: personal statements for graduate school applications, grant and fellowship applications

Enjoys coaching strategies for overcoming writer's block, brainstorming, revision

Isabelle Sophie Foster

Jared Furuta

Areas of specialization: social science, education, humanities

Genre expertise: conference papers and technical writing (social science)

Enjoys coaching argument development, organization, revision

Sonia Giebel

Areas of specialization: social sciences 

Genre expertise: personal statements

Enjoys coaching: organization and structure, brainstorming

Wendy Goldberg

Areas of specialization: literature, creative writing, social sciences

Genre expertise: personal statements, grant applications

Enjoys coaching brainstorming, revision, style

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Arturo Heredia

Areas of specialization: literature, ethnic studies, music and social sciences

Genre expertise: lab reports, personal statements, grant applications

Enjoys coaching brainstorming and revision

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Shannon Hervey

Area of specialization: humanities

Genre expertise: personal statements, grant applications, dissertation chapters

Enjoys coaching brainstorming and organization

Sam Holley-Kline

Areas of specialization: humanities, social sciences

Genre exptertise: personal statements, grant, scholarship, and other applications

Enjoys coaching: brainstorming, structure, organization

Kevin Hou

Areas of specialization: physics, engineering

Genre expertise: personal statements, graduate school applications, lab reports, scientific papers

Favorite topics to tutor: brainstorming, organizing

Charlotte Hull

Areas of specialization: history, literature

Genre expertise: personal statements, grant applications, research papers

Enjoys coaching: reading for writing, brainstorming, organization, revision strategies, style

Donna Hunter

History Writing Specialist

Areas of specialization: literature and social sciences (with an emphasis in identity studies, criminality and social change advocacy)

Genre expertise: personal statements and grant applications

Enjoys coaching loving your ideas, turning ideas and evidence into arguments, and revision strategies

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Jennifer Johnson

Areas of specialization: social sciences, cultural studies and humanities

Genre expertise: abstracts, proposals, personal statements, and theses

Enjoys coaching brainstorming, writing productivity, and revision strategies

Christopher Kamrath

Areas of specialization: history, literature and communications

Genre expertise: personal statements, grant applications, and writing for publication

Enjoys coaching argument development and style

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Valerie Kinsey

Areas of specialization: humanities, creative writing

Genre expertise: personal statements, proposals

Enjoys coaching getting started and idea development

Anna Lee

Areas of specialization: environmental science and science communication

Genre expertise: personal statements, grant and fellowship applications, writing for popular audiences

Enjoys coaching outlining, revision, style

Clara S Lewis

Areas of specialization: social sciences and humanities

Genre expertise: personal statements, creative non-fiction essays, journal articles, dissertations

Enjoys coaching time management, argument development, comprehensive revision strategies

Writing Specialist in History

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Linda Liu

Area of specialization: humanities

Genre expertise: personal statements, creative non-fiction

Enjoys coaching brainstorming, organization, and argument development

Katelyn Hettie McKown

Area of specialization: natural sciences, biology, genetics

Genre expertise: personal statements, grant applications, research papers

Enjoys coaching brainstorming, condensing, and organization

Beth Morrison

Areas of specialization: natural sciences, biology, ecology

Genre expertise: lab reports, grant proposals, scientific articles

Enjoys coaching brainstorming and revision

Ashley Newby

Areas of specialization: humanities, interdisciplinary studies

Genre expertise: personal statements, popular culture writing

Enjoys coaching brainstorming, style, and arrangement

Nichole Nomura

Area of specialization: humanities

Genre expertise: personal statements

Enjoys coaching brainstorming, argument organization, and thesis statements

Cameron Young Park

John Peterson

Areas of specialization: cultural criticism, social sciences, literature, interdisciplinary studies

Genre expertise: personal statements, dissertations, articles for publication

Enjoys coaching getting started, analysis, and revision strategies

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Sarah Pittock

Areas of specialization: humanities and education

Genre expertise: research statements, personal statements, abstracts, honors theses and dissertations

Enjoys coaching invention, argument, style

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Emily Polk

School of Earth, Energy, and Environmental Sciences Writing Specialist

Areas of specialization: social science, journalism, creative writing

All genres

Enoys coaching goal setting, brainstorming, revision strategies, writing for publication 

 

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Rebecca Richardson

Art and Art History Writing Specialist

Areas of specialization: literature, creative writing

Genre expertise: abstracts, cover letters, personal statements

Enjoys coaching brainstorming, organization, revision strategies

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Kim Savelson

Areas of expertise: literature, philosophy, and cultural studies

Genre expertise: multimedia

Enjoys coaching brainstorming

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Tesla Schaeffer

Area of specialization: humanities

Genre expertise: oral presentations, articles for publication

Enjoys coaching idea generation, organization, and grammar

Selby Wynn Schwartz

Areas of specialization: humanities, performing arts

Genre expertise: scholarly articles, journalism, hybrid/creative forms

Enjoys coaching brainstorming, clarity, and voice

Nadine Skinner

Areas of specialization: education, public policy, political science

Genre expertise: grant applications, personal statements, dissertation chapters

Enjoys coaching brainstorming, revision strategies

Ruth Starkman

Areas of specialization: engineering, technology, philosophy, and political science

Genre expertise: academic journal articles, webtexts, and personal narratives

Enjoys coaching brainstorming, organization, revision

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Alex Stern

Areas of specialization: history, humanities, social sciences

Genre expertise: honors theses and dissertations, PWR sequence, personal statements (grad school, law school, med school), abstracts

Enjoys coaching: brainstorming, argumentation, organization, clarity

Jennifer Stonaker

Areas of specialization: biology, genetics

Genre expertise: lab reports, personal statements, and dissertations

Enjoys coaching writing productivity, brainstorming, and revision strategies

Matt Stone

Areas of specialization: theater and performance studies, comparative literature, humanities

Genre expertise: personal statements, thesis and dissertation chapters

Enjoys coaching brainstorming, argument structure, and style. 

Able to tutor writing in German

Lisa Swan

Area of specialization: social sciences

Genre expertise: problem statements, literature reviews, journal articles

Enjoys coaching brainstorming and organization

Kathleen Tarr

Public Policy Writing Specialist

Areas of specialization: law, media advocacy, performing arts, genetics, math

Genre expertise: legal writing, grant applications, personal statements, cover letters, creative non-fiction, press releases

Enjoys coaching brainstorming, time management, revision strategies

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Cassie A. Wright

Areas of specialization: writing studies, international policy, sociology

Genre expertise: literature reviews, personal statements

Enjoys coaching brainstorming, revision

Catherine Yuh

Areas of specialization: social sciences, humanities, law

Genre expertise: cover letters, application essays, resumes, legal writing

Enjoys coaching brainstorming and polishing