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Tutor Biographies

Sharifah Abdallah

Year: Senior
Major/Minor: Biology, minor in Psychology
Other Languages: Arabic 
Personal Interests: Traveling, socializing, reading, community service
Availability:  Tuesday 11:30-1pm LSC

Abdullah Ansari

Year: Sophomore

Major: Biology/Pre-Med

Specialties: Brainstorming, Structural organization, Thesis/topic development, UCWR papers

Personal Interests: Family, Travelling, Volunteering, Community Service, Sports

Availability: 8-10pm, LSC

Mitchell Baum

Year: Junior
Major/Minor: Secondary Education and Math
Other Languages: None
Personal Interests: Running, Reading, Socializing, Traveling, Eating, Community Service
Availability: Monday 10:00am-11:00am, LSC

Taylor Bradshaw

Year: Sophomore
Business Management
Spanish & Communication Studies
Brainstorming, UCWR essays, sentence structure, and thesis development
Personal Interests:
Reading (especially Harry Potter), golfing, community service, yoga, watching Game of Thrones
Monday 4:00-5:00 WTC and Wednesday 1:30-12:30 WTC

Karolina Brukalo

Year: Senior
Major: Philosophy
Specialties: Brainstorming, Organization, Grammar & Syntax, 
Other Languages: Polish
Personal interests:  Traveling, reading, organizing, skiing, enjoying quality time with my family and friends & MAJOR Grey's Anatomy fanatic. 
Schedule: Thursdays 4-6PM LSC


David Cho

Year: Senior
Major/Minor:  Biology/Philosophy
Specialties:  Critical Analysis of English Literature, Philosophy, Idea Formation, Organization
Other Languages: Korean,Spanish (not fluent)
Personal interests:  Christianity,basketball, violin, thinking, learning, eating,
Schedule:  Friday 12:00-1:30 pm, LSC

Kevin Collins

Year: Senior
Major/Minor: English
Specialties: Literary Analysis, thesis and conclusion formation, brainstorming
Other Languages: None
Personal Interests: Performing arts (music & theater), journalism, social justice, LGBTQ, outdoors/nature
Availability: Thursday 5:00-7:00, LSC

Julie Criswell

Year: Sophomore

Major/Minor: Finance/Econ

Other language: None

Specialties: Organization, sentence structure, thesis development, brainstorming

Personal interests: Traveling, swimming, skiing, Netflix, chai, cooking, spending time with friends and family

Schedule: Sunday 6:00-8:00pm, LSC



Christine Dankha

Year: Junior

Major/Minor: Biology, minor in Chemistry

Specialties: Organization, Outlining, Thesis Development, Outlining Brainstorming

Personal Interests: Museums, women's health, X-Ray science, Greek mythology, socializing, astronomy

Availability:  Monday 12-1PM and Wednesday 2-3PM LSC

Gwen Davis

Year: Sophomore
Major: French and Art, minor in Business
Specialties: Organization and outlining, Brainstorming, Thesis development, Lit analysis
Other languages: Some French
Personal interests:  Travelling and exploring, skiing, cooking, drawing, tennis, piano, and spending time with friends and family.
Schedule:  Tuesday 12-2pm, LSC

Ashley Fitzgibbons 

Year: Senior
Major/Minor: English and Political Science
Specialties: thesis development, organization, and textual analysis.  
Personal Interests: travel, service, literature, theatre, and films.
Schedule: Tuesday 4:00-6:00pm, LSC

Dominick Hall

Year: Sophomore
Major: Economics (BBA)
Minor: African Studies & African Diaspora
Specialties: Logical Sequencing of Ideas (Argumentation), Organization, Grammar & Thesis Statements.
Other Languages: None
Personal interests:  Sports, Debate, Politics, News, Foreign Relations, Language, Volunteering, People.
Schedule: Sundays 1-3PM LSC


Anna Hullinger

Year: Senior
Major: Accounting
Specialties: Textual analysis and synthesis, structural organization, brainstorming
Personal Interests: Yoga, Excel, and Grey's Anatomy
Availability: Tuesday 6:00-8:00 pm, LSC


Nikki Jarvis

Year: Senior
Major/Minor: History/ African Studies and the African Diaspora, Sociology
Specialties: Brainstorming ideas, speeches, paper organization, personal statements, ESL writing  
Other Languages: Spanish, Amharic
Personal Interests: Running, lifting, teaching, working for change
Schedule: Wednesday 10am-12pm, LSC

Angela Jin

Year: Senior

Major: Psychology

Other Languages: Korean

Specialties: Brainstorming, Thesis, Organization, Conclusion, Opinion/Argumentative Papers 

Personal Interests: Christianity, Music, Traveling, Coffee, Reading, Watching movies, Shopping, Eating, Spending time with loved ones

Schedule: Wednesdays 7-9PM LSC

Jennifer Jun

Year: Junior
Major/Minor: Secondary Education, English, & ESL
Specialties: Brainstorming, outlining, and thesis development.
Personal Interests: Books, shoes, and smoothies. Oh, and destroying the patriarchy.
Availability: Thursday 3:00-5:00, LSC

Samia Khan

Year: Junior

Major: Biochemistry

Other languages: Hindi, Urdu, Bengali 

Specialties: Organization, Analysis, Brainstorming 

Personal Interests: Traveling, Learning new things, Socializing, Trying new food, The Big Bang Theory, and Bollywood! 

Availability: Mondays 11:30am - 1:30pm, LSC 

Stephanie Kist

Year: Senior
Major: Secondary Education and Italian
Minors: English and ESL
Specialties: Idea Generation, thesis development, citations
Personal Interests: travel, reading, playing with my dog
Availability: Monday 1:00-3:00pm, LSC

Alicja Kukulka

Year: Senior
Major/Minor:  Elementary Education major, Sociology minor
Other language: Polish
Specialties:  ESL, Honors
Personal interests:  Traveling, playing sports, reading, spending time with family and friends, cooking (and eating)
Schedule:  Tuesday 4-5pm and Thursday 11:30-12:30, LSC

Natalie Landfair

Year: Junior
Major/Minor: Health Systems Management, minor in Statistics
Specialties: Citations, research papers, resumes, sentence structure
Personal Interests: Volunteering, Health Care, cleaning, cats
Availability: Monday 10am-12pm, LSC

Max MacCready

Year: Junior
Majors: Business Marketing
Minor: None
Other Languages: None
Personal Interests: Sports, Music, Netflix, Eating New Foods, Exploring New Places Traveling
Specialties: Thesis Development, UCWR/UCLR papers, Literary Analysis, Creative Writing
Schedule: Not Scheduled this Semester

Jackie Martin

Year: Senior
Major: Elementary Education, Emphasis in English and Science
Minor: Reading Teacher
Specialties:  ESL Tutoring, Brainstorming, Thesis Development, Structural Organization, Sentence Structure
Personal interests: Teaching, Music, Movies, Theatre, Shopping on Michigan Avenue, watching various episodes of Modern Family :)
Schedule:  Thursday 3-4pm, LSC

Daeja Marzette

Year: Sophomore
Neuroscience, Spanish
organization and outlining, thesis development, textual analysis, Spanish
Personal Interests:
reading, running, music, cooking, and cats
Tutoring Schedule:
Tuesdays 4:00-6:00 PM, LSC

Samantha McClure

Year: Junior
Major: Advertising and Public Relations
Minor: Visual Communications
Specialties: UCWR papers, thesis statements, and introductions
Personal Interests: Drawing, shopping, crafting, cooking, and dance
Availability: Monday 3:00-5:00, WTC

James O'Brien

Year: Junior
Major: International Studies
Minor: Economics
Specialties: Thesis/Topic generation, structure, and analytical or argumentative papers
Personal Interests: Writing, reading, skiing, and tennis
Availability: Monday 4-5pm, LSC

Kavita Patel

Year: Junior

Major: Biology/ Biostatistics minor

Specialties: Literary Analysis, Abstracts, Organizations, Research papers

Personal Interest: Playing the Piano, Kathak Dancing, Singing

Availability: 6pm- 8pm Thursdays

Sean Powers

Web Content Manager

Year: Junior
Major: Biology/Pre-Med
Minor: Bioethics
Specialties: Brainstorming, Outlining, Summary/Analysis, Research Papers, and Satire.
Personal Interests: Skiing, Hiking, the Bulls, and DAAA BEARS
Schedule: Wednesday 3:00-5:00, LSC

Emily Renn

Year: Senior
Major/Minor:  Psychology Major; English and Sociology Minor
Specialties:  idea and content development, paper organization, grammar
Personal interests:  Running, lifting, Derek Jeter, watching baseball, and spending time with my friends and family
Tutoring schedule:  Tuesday 6-8, LSC

Mike Rizzo

Year: Sophomore

Major: Biology/ Pre-Dental

Other Languages: Italian

Personal Interests: Sports, traveling, music

Specialties: Thesis development, research papers, outline development

Schedule: Thursday 4-6 PM

Donny Schiek

Year: Junior

Majors: Secondary Education and History

Minors: ESL Education and Political Science

Specialties: Thesis Development, Diction, Sentence Structure, Organization and Flow, and Historical Analysis

Personal Interests: Singing, The West Wing, Cooking, Scrabble, Biking, and the Cubs

Schedule: Monday 5:30-7:30pm, LSC


Shelby Scott

Year: Senior
Major: English Minor: Medieval Studies, Women's Studies
Specialties: Thesis Development, Literary Analysis, Theoretical Analysis, Organization
Special Interests: Medieval Iconography, One Direction, A Song of Fire and Ice, Reddit, GrubHub, Improv, Sheryl Swoopes, London, Kimye, Metalwork

Hours: Thursday 10-12, WTC


Lizzie Sextro

Year: Junior
Major/Minor: Theology, minor in Catholic Studies
Specialties: Theological Papers, Literary Analyses, reflections, paper organization
Personal Interests: I love to sing, dance (specifically tap), meet new people, hang out with friends, play volleyball, and play frisbee! :)
Availability: Monday 2:00-4:00pm, LSC

Jenna Severson

Year: Sophomore
Majors/Minors: English, Women’s Studies and Gender Studies/ Peace and Conflict Studies, International Studies
Specialties: Organization, outlining, thesis development, sentence structure, citations, German.
Personal interests:  Pugs, feminism, Northern Michigan, and ice cream.
Schedule:  LSC: Monday 2-3, Thursday 1:30-2:30

Christina Skopec

Year: Senior
Major/Minor: English and Communications with Psychology Minor
Specialties: Literary Analysis, UCWR Papers, & Thesis Statements
Personal Interests: Blackhawks, Bears, White Sox, Music, Reading, & Movies
Availability:  Monday 11:30am-1:00pm, WTC

Thy (Tiffany) Vuong
Year: Sophomore
  ESL/ELL Writing, Thesis Development, Organization, and Sentence Structure/Flow.
Personal Interests:
 Spending time with family, cooking/baking, volunteering, traveling and trying new things.
 Tuesdays, 10:00AM-12:00PM WTC

Renee Zagozdon

Year: Sophomore

Major/Minor: Double major in English and Communication Studies, minor in Psychology

Specialties: Developing a thesis, structure and format, developing introductions and conclusions, brainstorming, grammar

Other Languages: None

Personal Interests: Reading, Writing, Exploring Chicago, Shopping, Blogging, Volunteering, Journalism, Badminton, Sorority

Availability: Mondays 4-5pm and Wednesdays 5-6pm, LSC


Writing Center
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