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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:  11:30-1pm Wednesday LSC

Andrew Asmari

Year: Junior
Major: Accounting and Finance
Specialties: Thesis development, brainstorming, outlining/organizing
Personal interests: I'm probably the biggest Bulls fan you'll ever meet; I also love working with abused shelter dogs, drawing, and J. Cole
Other languages: Assyrian
Schedule: Mondays 4-6pm LSC

Mitchell Baum

Year: Junior
Major/Minor: Secondary Education and Math
Other Languages: None
Personal Interests: Running, Reading, Socializing, Traveling, Eating, Community Service
Availability: 10:30am-12:00pm Mondays at LSC

Nina Berman

Year: Senior
Major: English and WSGS (Women's Studies Gender Studies)
Specialties: textual analysis and synthesis, structural organization, brainstorming
Personal Interests: riding my bicycle, pickling vegetables, needlepointing, 
Availability: 3:30-5:30pm Wednesday 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
Tuesdays 4:30-5:30 LSC and Wednesdays 11:00-12:00 WTC

Gabi Caputo

Year: Senior
English, Psychology
Literary Analysis, Thesis Development, Sentence Structure & Flow, Blogging, Press Releases.
Personal Interests:
Vegan cooking/baking, music making, knitting, film, Byronic heroine-ism.
5:30-7:30pm Tuesday 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:  Wed 3:30-5:00 pm 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 and Thursday 5-6pm LSC

Lydia DeCoud

Year: Senior
Spanish; Music
Other Languages:
Some Spanish
Personal Interests:
Music, Theater, Socializing, Community Service,Dancing, Reading
 Wednesday 3-4:30 WTC

Kelly Fisher

Year: Senior
Major/Minor:  Communication Studies and English minor
Specialties:  Brainstorming, UCWR papers, thesis/claim development, creative writing
Personal interests:  Reading, swimming, traveling, and Game of Thrones
Tutoring schedule:  Monday 11-1 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: Thursdays 4:30-6:30 pm LSC

Hannah Forte

Year: Junior
Major: English on the Pre-Medical Track
Specialties: brainstorming, thesis and paragraph development and organization
Personal Interests: reading, the Detroit Tigers, cooking, traveling
Availability: Tuesdays 3-5pm LSC

Derek Guimond

Year: Senior
Major/Minor: English Major, Finance Major, French Minor
Specialties: Creative Writing, Grammar, Structure, Essays
Interests: I enjoy long walks on the beach, cooking delicious cuisines of various ethnic backgrounds (French, Mexican, and Italian to name a few), and singing in a soft, melodious baritone. I'm a certified EMT, and a philanthropist at heart.‌
Schedule: Sunday 6-8, LSC

Anna Hullinger

Year: Senior
Major: Accounting
Specialties: Textual analysis and synthesis, structural organization, brainstorming
Personal Interests: Yoga, Excel, and Grey's Anatomy
Availability: 1:30- 3:30pm on Wednesdays at LSC


Nikki Jarvis

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

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: Thursdays 4:30-6:30, 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 WTC

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:  Monday, Wednesday 10-11AM 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 3-4pm LSC, Monday 3:30-5:30pm 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: Friday 2-4 p.m. LSC


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:  Tuesdays 3-5pm, 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 and Thursdays, 2:30-3:30 PM, LSC

Kelli McCallum

Year: Junior
Major/Minor:  Science Elementary Education major with an ESL/ELL minor
Specialties:  Brainstorming, UCWR papers, thesis development
Personal interests:  Reading, exploring all that Chicago has to offer, Doctor Who
Tutoring schedule:  Sundays 4:00-6:00, 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: Tuesday 1:30-3:30 LSC

Missy McMahon

Year: Senior
Social Work Major, Psychology Minor
Brainstorming, analysis
Personal Interests:
Reading, creative writing, cooking
Thursday 10:30-12:30, LSC

Sean McMenamin

Major: Psychology and Classics
Specialties: Analysis, creative writing, research papers, Expressing Angst
Personal Interests: Brooding, Playing the didgeridoo, Provolone Cheese, The films of Matthew Mcconaughey, tossing the works of Kafka across a room when frustrated.

Claire Moran

Year: Sophomore
Major/Minor: Elementary Education with a focus on ESL and Bilingual students
Other Languages: Intermediate Spanish
Personal Interests: Traveling, Cooking, Movies, Music, Reading
Tutoring Schedule: Wednesday 4:00-5:00 pm LSC, Friday 12:00-1:00 pm LSC​

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: Tuesday 6-7 pm LSC

Sean Powers

Year: Junior
Major: Biology/Pre-Med
Minor: Bioethics
Specialties: Brainstorming, Outlining, Research Papers, and Satire.
Personal Interests: Skiing, Da Bulls, and DAAA BEARS; I’m a Certified Pharmacy Technician at Walgreens, Research Lab Assistant on campus, and an EMT at Wilmot Mountain Ski Resort (I keep myself busy).
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, eating peanut butter, HIMYM, spending time with friends and family, trying new things
Tutoring schedule:  Wednesday 2-3, LSC; Friday 10-11, LSC

Eric Sanchez Gomez

Year: Junior
Major: Chemistry
Other Languages: Spanish
Specialties: Organizing, brainstorming, and thesis development
Personal Interests: Soccer, fitness, piano, and drums
Availability: Sundays 2-4PM 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

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: Wednesday 11:00-12:30am and Thursday 3:00-4:00pm at LSC

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 4:00-5:00, LSC; Thursday 4-5, LSC

Abbey Stone

Year: Senior
Major: Anthropology
Minor: Biology
Specialties: research papers, abstracts, UCWR, brainstorming/organizing
Interests: baking/cooking, lab work, volunteering
Schedule: Tuesdays 2:30 - 3:30, LSC

Alexander Szabo

Year: Senior
Major/Minor: Marketing and Management double major with a minor in Music
Specialties: Single and Multiple Text Analysis, Thesis Formation, Idea Generation, and Organization
Personal Interests: Playing the Drums, Going to Concerts, Loyola Greek Life, and Helping People
Availability:  Mon. 3:30-5:30‌


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