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Meet Our Writing Tutors

FALL 2016

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

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!

Jen Pintao

Jen Bircher

Certified

Writing Tutor

Film Studies & English

- You're greeeeat.

- Very concise and helpful! Allowed me to get educated information on what I was unsure of, instead of merely relying on internet findings.

- Jen was awesome and helped with a lot of grammar issues as well as any questions regarding citation. We took the time to look up proper APA when needed.

- Very helpful!

Dalton Brooks

Dalton Brooks

Certified

Writing Tutor

English & Sociology

- He was so helpful!

- Dalton was so helpful and informative!

- Very helpful and helped a lot with sentence structure!

- He was extremely nice and very helpful! I feel much more confident about my paper.

- Great experience, genuinely helped me.

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 :)

Cecily deForest

Cecily deForest

Certified Advanced

Writing Tutor

Theatre

- Very helpful! Gave me great critiques and ideas. Cecily rules!

- I love Cecily!

- Very helpful! Grammar help and overall flow. Even though Cecily is not a science major, she was very helpful and knowledgeable on APA formatting!

- Cecily is an amazing tutor and really knows how to help with structuring and drawing out ideas. Thanks, Cecily!

- Cecily helped me out so much! We figured out my topic for my paper, and she helped me articulate my ideas.

Erica Denton

Erica Denton

Certified Advanced

Writing Tutor

English

- Erica was very helpful with the information that she provided for my research paper.

- Erica was very helpful in providing me an outside perspective in regards to my paper. She provided me with a great pathway to finish making revisions to my paper.

- She was great!!

- very helpful -would definitely recommend for all students to take advantage of -knew just how to help me

Morgan Emery

Morgan Emery

Certified Advanced

Writing Tutor

English

- She's awesome!!

- Helped me with my sources.

- She was very hellpful I am glad I came.

- Had a great sit down went over good points on the rhetorical analysis assignment.

- Very helpful in what I needed to improve for the paper and citations.

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!

Lindsey Galloway

Lindsey Galloway

Certified 

Writing Tutor

English

- AWESOME tutor.

- Was able to revise writing assessment with Lindsey Galloway. Over all was very helpful.

- It was great! Lots of help.

- Great session!

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.

Griffin Limerick

Griffin Limerick

Certified

Writing Tutor

Creative Writing

- Griffin was very helpful and friendly, giving me positive and constructive feedback. A very resourceful experience.

- First time in here and I will most certainly be back. Griffin was extremely helpful.

- Harsh in a good way.

- Thanks Griffin! You're great. You were very personable and helpful.

- Griffin was extremely helpful and he helped me strengthen my essay.

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!

Kayla Smiddy

Kayla Schilke

Certified Advanced

Writing Tutor

English

- she was excellent!

- I learned a lot of new ways to approach sentence structure as well as organization of papers.

- Got ideas for introduction and got my questions answered.

- helped me with introduction and flow of paper

- Very helpful!

Lauren Schultz

Lauren Schultz

Certified 

Writing Tutor

Film Studies

- '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.

Abby Steinberg

Abby Steinberg

Certified Advanced

Writing Tutor

English

- super helpful!

- Helped me focus my essay more and find the right things to talk about.

- very helpful! and encouraging

- She was very helpful and gave good helpful feedback on my paper.

- Great!

Lydia Stellwag

Lydia Stellwag

Certified

Writing Tutor

Psychology

- Very helpful!!

- I already had a draft of my paper completed. I had Lydia help me with my thesis, conclusion, and flow of the paper. I feel more confident about my essay.

- She was very nice and helpful

- Good help with reviewing details.

- GREAT!!!!

Nick Sterling

Nick Sterling

Certified

Writing Tutor

Philosophy and Religion & Physics

- lots of great feedback

- I was able to establish good techniques to brain storm my paper thanks to Nick

- very helpful!

- Very helpful, friendly, and easy to work with. 5/5 would recommend

- He was a great help!

Andy Tolhurst

Andy Tolhurst

Certified 

Writing Tutor

English

- Very helpful.

- Awesome help! Thanks!!

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

- 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.

Morgen Yarasheski

Morgen Yarasheski

Certified Advanced 

Writing Tutor

Psychology

- Morgen was awesome and such a great help! (:

- Best help in writing I have ever received!

- very helpful, allowed me to reflect on my paper differently from prior drafts

- Morgen is extremely thoughtful with her remarks and advice. I immediately connected to her cheerful personality! I was pleased to find that she took time out of her day to research the topic I was writing about and give me some additional information. Above and beyond.

- Morgen was very helpful and easy to understand. Her feedback was very beneficial to writing my rough draft. Thanks Morgen! You rock

Cheyanne Zahradnik

Cheyanne Zahradnik

Certified 

Writing Tutor

English Education

- Cheyanne was super super wonderful and helpful! Thank you!

- It was a very helpful experience. I plan on attending again in the future.

- Fantastic experience with Cheyenne, will return next week!

- Cheyanne was very helpful, I had trouble with commas but it is less of an issue now.

- Absolutely amazing help.