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Noor Abdelfattah

Noor Abdelfattah

Year: Senior

Major: Psychology and Political Science

Minor: Spanish

Specialties: Thesis development, brainstorming, organization, and sentence structure

Languages: Arabic and Spanish

Personal Interests: Reading, writing, traveling, and talking

Diana Aguirre

Diana Aguirre

Year: Sophomore

Major: Criminal Justice & Criminology

Minor: Philosophy

Specialties: Brainstorming, essay/paragraph organization, and developing outlines

Personal Interests: Learning about different cultures, watching Korean dramas, dancing, and signing

Sajid Ahmed

Sajid Ahmed

Year: Junior

Major: Sociology and Communication Studies

Minor: Islamic World Studies

Specialties: Brainstorming, counterargument development, sentence structure, grammar

Personal Interests: Reading about people and social processes, making rhythms with my hands, honing my sharp wit



Jessica Dailey

Jessica Dailey

Lead Tutor

Year: Senior

Major: English

Minor: Psychology and Spanish

Specialties: Sentence structure, thesis/topic development, grammar, punctuation, topic sentences, MLA format

Personal Interests: Exploring, spending time with friends, binge-watching just about anything on Netflix, eating, and looking at the lake

Ariel Dougherty

Ariel Dougherty

Lead Tutor

Year: Junior

Major: Special Education

Specialties: Brainstorming, thesis/topic development, organization, punctuation

Personal Interests: Spending time with family & friends, shopping downtown, eating ice cream, Alpha Delta Pi

Sarah Eden

Sarah Eden

Lead Tutor

Year: Junior

Major: History

Minor: Theology

Specialties: Brainstorming, outlining, thesis construction, and the overall organization of an essay

Personal Interests: I've recently started becoming a major Theater junkie!  I also enjoy collecting rare (and expensive) sneakers and streetwear as well as spending time at home cooking, playing video games, and tending to my cat, Charlemagne! 

Alex Figueroa

Alex Figueroa

Year: Junior

Major: Psychology 

Minor: Criminal Justice & Criminology

Specialties: Thesis development, sentence structure, APA format

Personal Interests: Running, traveling, and my pug

Kaitlyn Foust

Kaitlyn Foust

Lead Tutor

Year: Junior

Major: Psychology and Criminal Justice 

Specialties:  Brainstorming, thesis development & execution, structure/organization

Language: Italian

Personal Interests: Talking, reading, exploring, binge-watching 

Julia Gaubert

Julia Gaubert

Year: Sophomore

Major: Marketing

Specialties: Brainstorming, Thesis development, Sentence structure, Organization

Personal Interests: Coffee, Donuts, Shopping, and YouTube videos

Kathleen Harmon

Kathleen Harmon

Year: Sophomore

Major: English

Minor: Psychology and Visual Communications

Specialties: Brainstorming, thesis development, essay/paragraph organization

Personal Interests: Writing, music, exploring Chicago, Argo Tea, and food

Cailey Howard

Cailey Howard

Lead Tutor

Year: Senior

Major: Nursing

Specialties: I enjoy helping clients at the start of the writing process with brainstorming and thesis development and throughout the paper with organization by creating outlines and focusing on topic sentences.

Personal Interests: I love traveling, biking, kayaking, shopping at thrift stores, watching documentaries, and eating cinnamon rolls.


Tarek Jaber

Tarek Jaber

Year: Senior

Major: Biology

Minor: Spanish

Specialties: Thesis development, organization/ structuring, brainstorming and constructive conversation

Personal Interests: Traveling and learning about cultures and their history, medicine, global justice, and sports

 

Sumerah Khatoon

Sumerah Khatoon

Year: Junior

Major: Biology

Specialties: Thesis development, brainstorm, organization, Bibliography/Citation formation (MLA&APA), Spelling & Grammar, Sentence Structure

Languages: Urdu and Spanish

Personal Interests: When I’m not tutoring at the WC, I work as a private academic tutor for younger children. When I’m not doing THAT, I indulge in unhealthy eating habits and touring new and different coffee shops with my buddy, Alex.

 

Sarah Kincius

Sarah Kincius

Lead Tutor

Year: Senior

Major: English

Minor: Spanish Language & Literature and Psychology

Specialties: Everything, but especially grammar

Personal Interests: Tom Selleck, cooking, running, cows, singing (in the shower), candles, and plants

Petrit Kola

Petrit Kola

Year: Senior

Major: Political Science

Minor: Theology

Specialties: Organization, Sentence structure, brainstorming

Personal Interests: Reviewing films, going to the gym, playing video games, drinking/making coffee

Sarah Kowalkowski

Sarah Kowalkowski

Lead Tutor

Year: Junior

Major: Social Work

Minor: Leadership Studies 

Specialties: Brainstorming, creative writing, organization/structure, and thesis development

Personal Interests: Hallmark movies, Gardening, Reading, Traveling, Writing

 

 

Hannah Kreischer

Hannah Kreischer

Year: Sophomore

Major: Political Science

Minor: Sociolegal Studies

Specialties: Thesis development, brainstorming, structural formatting and organization

Personal Interests: Traveling, writing, Jeopardy trivia, and eating international cuisine (despite her lack of genuine culinary skills) 

Parker Light

Parker Light
Year: Junior
 
Major: Psychology
 
Specialties: Organization, Sentence Structure, Citations, Word Choice
 
Personal Interests: Playing Music, Watching The Office, Billy Joel, and Talking About Movies

 

Sara Marshall

Sara Marshall

Year: Junior

Major: English; Creative Writing 

Minor: Marketing and Ceramics; Sculpture

Specialties: Brainstorming, MLA format, thesis development, creative writing, and resume development 

Personal Interests: Coconut and pineapple flavored things, rainstorms, jazzercise, and bubbles

 

Rachel Martin

Rachel Martin

Lead Tutor

Year: Junior

Major: Global & International Studies and Spanish

Minor: Criminal Justice & Criminology

Specialties: Organization, thesis/topic development, transitions, brainstorming, and outlining

Personal Interests: Photography, boxing, writing, making to-do lists, finding new music, doing crossword puzzles until 3 am, and Bruce Springsteen.

Christina Mathew

Christina Mathew

Year: Senior

Major: Biology

Minor: Classical Civilization

Specialties: Organization, introduction paragraphs, thesis statements

Personal Interests: Memes, running, Law & Order: SVU, staring into space and pondering random philosophical enigmas, cats!

Abrar Mian

Abrar Mian

Year: Senior

Major: Biology

Specialties: Brainstorming, thesis development, organization, transitions, and conclusions

Personal Interests: Tennis, basketball, spending time with friends, and trying out new things

 



Imran Mian

Imran Mian

Year: Junior

Major: Biology

Specialties: Thesis development, brainstorming, MLA format, and organization

Personal Interests: Basketball, Fishing, Ping Pong

 



Emily Miller

Emily Miller

Lead Tutor

Year: Senior

Major: Psychology and Criminal Justice & Criminology

Minor: Computer Crime Forensics

Specialties: Thesis development, brainstorming, APA format, and organization

Personal Interests: Traveling, crime shows, The Office, choir, and Portillo's

Olivia Oeff

Olivia Oeff

Lead Tutor

Year: Senior

Major: English

Language: Women's Studies & Gender Studies

Specialties: Brainstorming, outlines, organization, and thesis development

Personal Interests: Reading, yoga, Alpha Delta Pi, painting, dogs (!!!!!)

Waleed Omar

Waleed Omar

Year: Senior

Major: Biology

Minor: Molecular Neuroscience

Specialties: Brainstorming, thesis development, structure

Personal Interests: Basketball, soccer, Netflix, and traveling  

Sydney Owens

Sydney Owens

Lead Tutor

Year: Junior

Major: Multimedia Journalism

Specialties: Thesis development, organization, brainstorming, MLA format & mechanics

Personal Interests: Cats, reading, photography, playing guitar, and painting

Hannah Poly

Hannah Poly

Year: Junior

Major: Neuroscience

Specialties: Thesis development, MLA format, organization, research, and analysis

Personal Interests: Running, yoga, traveling, and I'm also a preschool teacher! 

Matti Porzenski

Matti Porzenski

Year: Junior

Major: Film and Digital Media Studies

Specialties: brainstorming, thesis/ topic development, organization, creative writing, sentence structure 

Personal Interests: Books, movies, spending time with family and friends, adventures, hot chocolate, the holidays, and expressing my creativity through the arts

Megan Prosser

Megan Prosser

Year: Junior

Major: Environmental Policy

Specialties: Organization, grammar, formatting, argumentative writing

Languages: Japanese

Personal Interests: Finding the cutest squirrels, rabbits, and dogs around campus

 

Emily Robertson

Emily Robertson

Lead Tutor

Year: Junior

Major: Creative Advertising

Minor: Marketing

Specialties: AP style, MLA/APA style, brainstorming, organization, and thesis building

Personal Interests: Sailing, snowboarding, eating everything, advertising campaigns, and traveling

Madison Schaefer

Madison Schaefer

Year: Junior

MajorPsychology

Minor: Management and Leadership Studies

Specialties:  Thesis development, essay structure/organization, brainstorming

Personal Interests: Music, theatre, leadership, traveling, cheerleading

 

Sydney Travis

Sydney Travis

Year: Sophomore

MajorPolitical Science and Global & International Studies

Specialties: Sentence structure, essay/paragraph organization, brainstorming

Personal Interests: Traveling, watching/playing soccer, Parks and Recreation, reading

 

Abubakr Waheed 

Abubakr Waheed 

Year: Junior 

MajorNeuroscience and Biology 

 

Specialties: Brainstorming, thesis development, and organization 

Personal Interests: Traveling, basketball, and anime 

 

 

Zoë Zelkind

Zoë Zelkind

Year: Junior 

MajorSociology and Spanish Literature 

Languages: English and Spanish

Specialties: Collaborating and brainstorming with students to create unique and focused pieces of writing. 

Personal Interests: I just got back from studying abroad in Spain! I am on the board of Hillel and running their Social Justice Team. I love tutoring because I love seeing the growth of the tutee's work as inspiration. It really helps me in my own journey as a writer.