Writing Tutors

 

Ariel Andrew 

Ariel Andrew

  • MFA student in Creative Writing with a concentration in Fiction 
  • Teaching Associate in the Department of English & Comparative Literature
  • Goals: Publish a novel, climb Half Dome, teach in a university, learn to surf, and have a giant dog
  • Special Interests: Traveling, being outside, trying new foods, and reading novels and short stories

 

 

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Matthew Binning

  • BS student in Computer Science
  • Course-embedded tutor for Computer Science 100W with Debra Caires
  • Goals: Finish endless CS projects; launch website, email server, and web-comic; become bilingual; and consider graduate school
  • Special Interests: Running, fencing, doing martial arts, developing games, and studying history and linguistics

 

Jack Brady

Jack Brady

  • BA student in Animation/Illustration
  • Goals: Learn Spanish, see Kendrick Lamar in concert, learn how to play piano proficiently, and earn a minor in Creative Writing
  • Special Interests: Sketching life, playing at the arcade, watching Steven Universe, and reliving childhood on the beach

Luke Coulter 

Luke Coulter

  • BA student in English Education
  • Course-embedded tutor for Recreation & Leisure 100W with Professor Monique Duphily and Psychology 100W with Professor Naomi Wagner
  • Goals: Be kind, be wise, become a competent and inspiring English teacher, and get a few more goals
  • Special Interests: Reading, writing, playing video games, and obsessing over grammar

 

 

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Enya Gomez

  • BA student in Design Studies with a minor in French
  • Course-embedded tutor for Communication Studies 100W with Professor Ching Ching Tan
  • Goals: Pet a wolf, have at least four dogs, create a design studio, and go on road trips across the country
  • Special Interests: Reading, hiking, making puns, and trying new foods 

 

Jenn Hambly

Jenn Hambly

  • MA student in Linguistics and TESOL
  • Goals: Earn a PhD, write a book, teach at a university, bake the perfect croissant, and travel the world
  • Special Interests: Cooking and baking, reading literature, going to concerts, being a mom, and trying new foods 

 

 

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My-Tam Hoang

  • BA student in Child and Adolescent Development Teacher Prep with a Minor in Elementary Education 
  • Course-embedded tutor for English 100WB with Professor Laimin Lo
  • Goals: Become an educator, make the writing process fun, improve my communication skills, and keep an open mind
  • Special Interests: Baking, painting, ballroom dancing, playing Pokemon, reading fantasy novels, and watching anime

 

Akhil Kumar 

Akhil Kumar

  • BS student in Accounting
  • Goals: Start a business/firm, backpack in Europe, play the piano at an advanced level, and coach high school basketball during retirement
  • Special Interests: Hiking, cooking, traveling, playing basketball, and playing the piano

Nicky Lai

Nicky Lai

  • BS student in Kinesiology
  • Goals: Study abroad, adopt a rescue dog, and become an occupational therapist
  • Special Interests: Cooking, traveling, collecting scarves, watching old cinema, and making homemade crafts

 

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Elaine Le

  • BA student in Sociology with a concentration in Social Interaction and minor in Psychology
  • Course-embedded tutor for Sociology 100W with Dr. Tracy DeHaan and Sociology 100W with Professor Jason DeHaan
  • Goals: Adopt a dog, create frequently, love kindly, live a meaningful life, complete an undergraduate degree, and explore Canada's national parks
  • Special Interests: Hiking, lounging about, playing with dogs, eating spicy food, and daydreaming about social theory 

 

 

 

 

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Chan Mangavalli

  • MS student in Electrical Engineering
  • Course-embedded tutor for Engineering 100W with Professor Stacey Knapp
  • Goals: Earn a PhD in Mathematics, learn German, climb Mt. Everest, write a screenplay for a movie, and go on a world tour before 35
  • Special Interests: Cooking, hiking, critiquing movies, walking my brother’s dogs, making origami models, and writing short stories

 

Ines Marjanovic 

Ines Marjanovic

  • MA student in Communication Studies
  • Goals: Visit Greece, become trilingual, adopt a pack of dogs, and earn a Master's Degree and potentially a Ph.D
  • Special Interests: Makeup artistry, hiking, visiting museums, reading poetry, and dabbling in graphic design

 

 

 

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Holly Michaelsen

  • BS student in Nutrition and Food Science with a concentration in Dietetics
  • Goals: Become a Registered Dietitian, teach yoga, travel the world, and grow a garden
  • Special Interests: Hiking, cooking, face-painting, practicing yoga and meditation, listening to Brazilian music, and watching foreign films

 

 

 

 

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Heather Poparad

  • BA student in Liberal Studies, Teacher Preparation
  • Course-embedded tutor for Humanities 100W with Professor Judith Georges
  • Goals: Have a family, never stop learning, excel at teaching, and earn a PhD in teacher education to (hopefully) better prepare and improve the quality of future teachers
  • Special Interests: Singing, baking gourmet cookies, reading anything, getting messy with arts and crafts, and watching psychology and mythology lectures on YouTube

 

Daniel Tafoya

Daniel Tafoya

  • BA student in English with a Concentration in Professional and Technical Writing
  • Goals: Write and sell a screenplay, publish a book, move to Washington (preferably Seattle), own a food truck specializing in GF treats, and have a pet pig
  • Special Interests: Watching and critiquing films from all genres, drinking coffee, hiking and camping, and eating GF baked goods

 

 

 

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Michelle White

  • BS student in Environmental Studies
  • Course-embedded tutor for Environmental Studies 100W with Professor Shannon Bane
  • Goals: To aid my peers and community in making the transition to a smarter, more sustainable, and more equitable society
  • Special Interests: Taking months off to travel the world, taking way too many pictures of my chocolate lab, and escaping frequently to landscapes unaltered by man