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SUMMER 2017

Writing Tutors
What UNCW students have to say ...
Marissa Buccilli

Marissa Buccilli

Certified

Writing Tutor

English

- She is amazing!

- So helpful! Marissa is great

- Marissa was an awesome tutor!

- Very helpful - helped make my paper better

- Very helpful, kind and patient

Will Dean

Will Dean

Certified

Writing Tutor

Creative Writing &
English

- Will was great!

- He actually taught me something new (m dashes).

- Will was very helpful, and helped me on my transitions.

- This was actually extreamly helpful in structuring everything out, putting it down on paper rather than just keeping a jumbled mess of it in my head.

- Thank you will! Even though you interrupted me the whole time. Just kidding seriously thank you for helping me organize my life :)

Marissa Flanagan

Marissa Flanagan

Certified Advanced

Writing Tutor

Creative Writing

- VERY HELPFUL

- it was really help for me. thank you so much.

- Marissa was extremely helpful and so nice! I would definitely ask her to help me next time.

- It was a very helpful and insightful writing session.

- Marissa is fantastic. Always helpful and friendly!

Ross Gormley

Ross Gormley

Certified 

Writing Tutor

Creative Writing

- You rock!! Thanks for you help Ross!!!

- Ross really knew what he was doing!

- Ross did a great job helping me!

- Very informed, appreciated the help in formatting as I have difficulty knowing when to use commas and apostrophes.

- Phenomenal job. Exceptional performance.

Nathan Liu

Nathan Liu

Certified 

Writing Tutor

Psychology

- Nathan Was AWESOME definitely AWESOME!!

- I had a wonderful experience as my first experience in the writing center and Nathaniel was very helpful with my paper. Thanks

- It was very helpful.

- Helped with formatting of essay and how to cite quotations in an annotated bibliography.

- Very helpful, allowed me to extend my paper.

Ana Neville

Ana Neville

Certified Master

Writing Tutor

English Education

- Ana really helped me polish my personal narrative and clear up some doubts I had about it. Thank you, Ana!

- So friendly and helpful! I was so confused coming in but Ana gave super helpful feedback and suggestions. Feel so much better about this paper now!

- Ana really helped with my transitions and composition. She's really good at spotting things I wouldn't normally see.

- Ana is absolutely lovely!! :)

- Ana has been so helpful to me this year! She has helped me re-learn writing rules and the structure of my writing has improved a lot. I am thankful for her patience and understanding with me as I re-learn the rules of writing.

Donnie Secreast

Donnie Secreast

Certified 

Writing Tutor

English

- Great tutor. Would recommend.

- Donnie was an excellent tutor! 5/5 starts would be tutored by her again.

- It was very helpful. Donnie was a great tutor. It helped my paper greatly.

- Donnie helped a tremendous amount and gave really insightful feedback.

- Donnie was so so helpful to me today. Best writing appointment I have had here by far.

Chris Shaw

Chris Shaw

Certified 

Writing Tutor

English

- Very helpful.

- Great experience! Chris gave me great advice!

- Good session.

- Chris was great. He was very helpful and kind.

FALL 2017

Writing Tutors
What UNCW students have to say ...
Jeff Bruinsma

Jeff Bruinsma

Professional Writing Consultant

Certified Master

Writing Tutor

- Jeffrey was extremely helpful.

- Jeff was very helpful with the organization of my thoughts and ideas! I will definitely utilize the writing center more often.

- Jeffrey had not experienced APA before, but he and I learned together. He was a great help and worked extremely well with me even though I didn't have most of my paper done.

- Jeff was a great help in brainstorming and discussing my material!

- thanks Jeff!!! You da maaannnn!!!

Melina King

Melina King

Professional Writing Consultant

Certified

Writing Tutor

- Melina is great. She has amazing ideas and shows other perspectives which helps a lot!

- Very helpful and actually enjoyed discussing the book with Melina!

- Melina was extremely helpful with my difficult prompt. Thank you!

- Was able to guide me on my topic, great tutor!

- Awesome! She was amazing and very helpful!

Casey Auch

Casey Auch

Certified

Writing Tutor

English & Spanish

- Yay!

- Very helpful and nice!

- She was wonderful! Definitely will be using her again for help with papers.

- Very good meeting. extremely helpful.

- Awesome!

Marissa Buccilli

Marissa Buccilli

Certified

Writing Tutor

English

- She is amazing!

- So helpful! Marissa is great

- Marissa was an awesome tutor!

- Very helpful - helped make my paper better

- Very helpful, kind and patient

Will Dean

Will Dean

Certified

Writing Tutor

Creative Writing &
English

- Will was great!

- He actually taught me something new (m dashes).

- Will was very helpful, and helped me on my transitions.

- This was actually extreamly helpful in structuring everything out, putting it down on paper rather than just keeping a jumbled mess of it in my head.

- Thank you will! Even though you interrupted me the whole time. Just kidding seriously thank you for helping me organize my life :)

Mellow Faulkner

Mellow Faulkner

Certified 

Writing Tutor

English

- Very helpful.

Marissa Flanagan

Marissa Flanagan

Certified Advanced

Writing Tutor

Creative Writing

- VERY HELPFUL

- it was really help for me. thank you so much.

- Marissa was extremely helpful and so nice! I would definitely ask her to help me next time.

- It was a very helpful and insightful writing session.

- Marissa is fantastic. Always helpful and friendly!

Ross Gormley

Ross Gormley

Certified 

Writing Tutor

Creative Writing

- You rock!! Thanks for you help Ross!!!

- Ross really knew what he was doing!

- Ross did a great job helping me!

- Very informed, appreciated the help in formatting as I have difficulty knowing when to use commas and apostrophes.

- Phenomenal job. Exceptional performance.

Nathan Liu

Nathan Liu

Certified 

Writing Tutor

Psychology

- Nathan Was AWESOME definitely AWESOME!!

- I had a wonderful experience as my first experience in the writing center and Nathaniel was very helpful with my paper. Thanks

- It was very helpful.

- Helped with formatting of essay and how to cite quotations in an annotated bibliography.

- Very helpful, allowed me to extend my paper.

Casey McAnarney

Casey McAnarney

Certified 

Writing Tutor

English

- Casey was extremely helpful and definitely helped me improve my essay greatly. I will be back!

- Casey is such great help!

- She was an amazing tutor and helped a lot with APA formatting and adding concluding sentences.

- Worked out of my writer's block with a few more ideas and caught some minor MLA errors in my paper. My tutor was very helpful.

- This process was very helpful in answering the questions I had. It made me feel better about writing my paper as a whole.

Ana Neville

Ana Neville

Certified Master

Writing Tutor

English Education

- Ana really helped me polish my personal narrative and clear up some doubts I had about it. Thank you, Ana!

- So friendly and helpful! I was so confused coming in but Ana gave super helpful feedback and suggestions. Feel so much better about this paper now!

- Ana really helped with my transitions and composition. She's really good at spotting things I wouldn't normally see.

- Ana is absolutely lovely!! :)

- Ana has been so helpful to me this year! She has helped me re-learn writing rules and the structure of my writing has improved a lot. I am thankful for her patience and understanding with me as I re-learn the rules of writing.

Wesleigh Neville

Wesleigh Neville

Certified 

Writing Tutor

Psychology & Theater

- :) Awesome time great tutor!

- This was very helpful because I was able to narrow down my ideas and have a theme to write about.

- Excellent knowledge of creative strategies to enhancing pre-existing and new ideas! Thank you very much Wesleigh!

- Got extra credit and tutor was amazing!

- Thank you so much! very helpful!!!

Caroline Orth

Caroline Orth

Certified 

Writing Tutor

Creative Writing & English

- Good time!!

- Tutor helped with thesis statement.

- Great appointment, very helpful. and a really nice person.

- Very helpful.

Chris Pendergast

Chris Pendergast

Certified Advanced

Writing Tutor

Creative Writing

- Chris is the man. Put this comment on the website verbatim.

- Chris was the best tutor I've ever had. Wow! I can't believe what I just learned. I am inspired, overwhelmed, and feel like living life!

- Very helpful and smart. Willing to learn about your topic to help you more. Go see Chris a.s.a.p. you will not regret it.

- Chris was extraordinarily helpful. He helped me with issues in my essay I wasn't even aware of.

- Chris, you are the best! Thank you so much! :)

Caroline Powers

Caroline Powers

Certified 

Writing Tutor

English

- Caroline is awesome and has helped me so much with the difficult paper.

- So sweet and helpful! I look forward to coming!

- This session was very helpful in analyzing and breaking down the text as well as structuring my essay to write.

- Caroline is always so helpful and on top of things.

- Caroline is awesome. I feel so accomplished after working with her. pretty sure she is the reason I am passing.

Brendan Reilly

Brendan Reilly

Certified Advanced

Writing Tutor

Political Science

- great help, gave great feedback.

- He was extremely helpful even though he did not know much about social work! He was very interested in learning about the topic as we went through my paper!

- Very knowledgeable and helpful. Enjoyed working with Brendan and hearing his feedback.

- Very helpful! I received lots of good tips!

- he was really helpful!

Lauren Schultz

Lauren Schultz

Certified 

Writing Tutor

Film Studies & Japanese

- 'twent well.

- Thumbs up.

- Appreciate the help on thesis and in text citations.

- Great help.

- Good input.

Donnie Secreast

Donnie Secreast

Certified 

Writing Tutor

English

- Great tutor. Would recommend.

- Donnie was an excellent tutor! 5/5 starts would be tutored by her again.

- It was very helpful. Donnie was a great tutor. It helped my paper greatly.

- Donnie helped a tremendous amount and gave really insightful feedback.

- Donnie was so so helpful to me today. Best writing appointment I have had here by far.

Chris Shaw

Chris Shaw

Certified 

Writing Tutor

English

- Very helpful.

- Great experience! Chris gave me great advice!

- Good session.

- Chris was great. He was very helpful and kind.

Sarah Wall

Sarah Wall

Certified 

Writing Tutor

Creative Writing & English

- Sarah Was super helpful, 10/10.

- Sarah is professional, friendly, and makes you feel very comfortable. She made insightful suggestions that I never would have noticed.

- She was very helpful in guiding me to get to where I needed to go. She also helped me make new goals.

- Helped me out a lot really helping me add more details to certain sentences making them flow better.

- Sarah was a great help and extremely patient. My confidence in the quality of my paper is at an all time high. Thanks Sarah!!

Nick Welch

Nick Welch

Certified Advanced

Writing Tutor

English Education

- I learned a lot from Nick. This was a great experience.

- Nick was super helpful!

- Nick was very helpful in helping me break down different necessary components for my paper.

- Great Instructor,

- Very helpful! Thank you

Dixon Wingrove

Dixon Wingrove

Certified 

Writing Tutor

English & Creative Writing

- Dixon provided excellent help!

- Dixon was very helpful in my last revision for my personal statement. He had answers to my questions and was able to help me complete my first college essay.

- My tutor was really good about helping me get the feeling across that I was trying to do. He was great at helping me plan. Thank you.

- Dixon gave me really great advice on how to revise my thesis statement in order to improve my argument.

- It was Sweet.