Writing Center - Tutors

Keisha B. Hello, my name is Keisha and I am a History and Psychology major who believes that people from all walks of life (and majors) may benefit from honing their writing skills. I have several years of writing tutoring experience under my belt and enjoy helping others work through the creative process and sharing the particulars of a hobby I love. To those who are frustrated with the process of writing, I recommend the advice of master Earnest Hemingway: stay positive and keep it in your head that, "there is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed."

Dylan B.
Hello, my name is Dylan and I am a junior majoring in English and Psychology. I have personally struggled with barely being able to fill a single page, and now find great joy at the start of every paper assignment. I would like to help share that confidence and ability with you. I understand that every student's needs are unique. From the nitty-gritty formatting and editing to simply needing somebody to bounce ideas off of, I am happy to help in any way I can.

Kelli B.
Hello, my name is Kelli and I am a junior English major from Houston, Texas. I am a setter on Schreiner's volleyball team. Although I love creative writing, there is power in being able to execute a well written scholarly essay. The writing skills you accumulate through college allows you to communicate effectively; especially in the work force. Writing is important because it can give a voice to anyone who struggles with speaking in front of others. I love helping someone put down to paper what they are trying to say. My favorite quote on writing is from Ernest Hemingway; "My aim is to put down on paper what I see and what I feel in the best and simplest way."

Maria D.
My name is Maria. I am a junior biology major. I enjoy reading classical books by authors such as Jane Austen and Charles Dickens. My all-time favorite novel is a tie between Dickens’ Great Expectations and George Orwell’s 1984.  I really like the symbolism and plot in both of these novels. Along with reading, I also enjoy writing because it challenges me to overcome writer’s block. Writing also tests my patience and self-control. It is a skill that requires self-discipline and time. Being a Writing Center tutor allows me to improve upon several skills: writing skills, professional skills, and communication skills. I believe that writing is a skill that every individual should possess, not just English majors.

Ashley F.
My name is Ashley and I am a senior English major who will graduate in December. Once I graduate, I want to travel whether for work or school doesn’t matter; I just want to see as many different places as I can while I’m young. I eventually want to work in publishing either as an agent or as an editor. I enjoy writing and I really love reading.

Becca J.
My name is Becca, and I am a senior psychology major. My calling in life is to obtain a PhD in psychology and become a university professor. I have always enjoyed helping people learn new things, become more successful academically and become better writers. Working in the Writing Center has definitely helped me improve my communication skills and my own writing. The two philosophies pertaining to writing that I live by are: 1) there is no such thing as writer’s block and 2) anyone can write. If you feel stuck, just keep trying! We’re here to help!

Hannah M.
I am a sophomore nursing major. I'm active in Delta Phi Epsilon and Choir on campus. I love to read and write and I believe that words are very powerful. When it comes to writing school papers, I think that it is always beneficial to get a second opinion.

Kendra P.
Hello, my name is Kendra and I am a Junior English major studying to ultimately become a high school English teacher. I especially enjoy discussing and dissecting literature through writing. Furthermore, I believe that understanding and appreciating the artful complexities and significance of a piece is best achieved through the act of writing an analysis of it, and can relate to William Faulkner’s statement, “I never know what I think about something until I read what I’ve written on it." As a tutor, I look forward to helping other students discover and express their opinions through writing.

Katelyn S.
Hello! My name is Katelyn, and I am a sophomore here at Schreiner. I am majoring in Biology with a pre-dent emphasis my future plans include going to dental school to become an orthodontist. Last summer, I took Chemistry 1301 and 1302 and I would be happy to help you with any questions you may have regarding General Chemistry. I look forward to working with you!

Stephen S.
My name is Stephen, and I am a Biology Major. My favorite type of writing is literary criticism. What I like most about the writing process itself is the fact that I get to say what I think and get a good grade, assuming I support what I say. I'm interested in being a tutor because I believe it will help me to keep up with essential skills that I will use later in life, while helping others to become more confident in their writing assignments. I enjoy tutoring because it allows me to interact with people and to retain and develop my knowledge from previous courses. The best piece of advice I can give to a writer is to remember that your paper is about what you think, not what someone else thinks, unless the assignment calls for it.