Writing Program Tutors for Graduate Students
Graduate Writing Center…Harrisonburg Campus
I’m delighted to have the opportunity at EMU to put into practice the writing and workshop skills I learned during my graduate study at Vermont College of Fine Arts (MFA in Creative Writing, July 2012). There are few things I enjoy as much as wrangling words, sentences, and paragraphs into good order—unless it is working with someone else to help them wrangle their own writing. My stories, essays, and scholarly writing have been published in print and online journals, magazines, and blogs, including The Mennonite, The Mennonite Quarterly Review, Numéro Cinq, Ruminate, Newfound, and Blue Ridge Country. I’ve taught Literature and Writing to college students at the Oregon Extension and to eighth graders at Eastern Mennonite School. During my undergraduate years at Houghton College, through my role as teaching assistant, I often assisted peers in their academic writing. I especially like to listen to individuals talk through their projects and papers until they gain further clarity about their focus area and how to best support and present it. I find satisfaction in carefully crafting sentences, and in guiding others to hone their writing craft as well.
I earned my B.A. in English from The College of New Jersey in May 2013. I had been a peer tutor on my college campus since my sophomore year and have enjoyed working with students on their writing. I have helped students across the majors with papers ranging from Writing 101 to Research Seminar in Economics. In addition to the work I did in school, I was a contributing writer for our online collegiate magazine called HerCampus. During my study abroad trip to Costa Rica in Fall 2012, I was also a featured blogger for the International Studies Abroad program. I am currently a contributing writer for an online Hip-Hop magazine called Brooklyn Bodega. I enjoy helping students tackle their papers to produce solid, quality works of writing and will continue to do so as a graduate tutor.