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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!!!

Nick Crawford

Nick Crawford

Professional Writing Consultant

Certified

Writing Tutor

- Very beneficial. Made everything easy and helped my paper a lot. I will make sure to go to Nick again for anything i need help with.

- Great help with intro, conclusion, other ideas, and sentence structures throughout the paper.

- Nick was very helpful and I have a much better sense of how to organize my paper after meeting with him.

- Nick was so helpful!! Thank you!

- Mr. Crawford was great he helped me organize my ideas really well. I have a solid clear direction for my paper.

Jen Pintao

Jen Bircher

Certified

Writing Tutor

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.

- Very helpful!

Morgan Chappuis

Morgan Chappuis

Certified Advanced

Writing Tutor

English Education

- Morgan was very helpful, and I gained insight into my writing errors.

- She was very helpful in restructuring sentences. She is also very kind and uses positive constructive criticism.

- Was very nice! Helped me more than I could imagine!

- Morgan was very helpful and she had some great advice about my paper. I think this will help me with my paper a lot!

- Awesome tutor and super nice. Will be coming back!

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.

- Great! A lot of help!!

- AWESOME!

Cecily deForest

Cecily deForest

Certified Advanced

Writing Tutor

Theatre

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

- She was extremely helpful!

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

- She was very helpful.

Erica Denton

Erica Denton

Certified Advanced

Writing Tutor

English

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

- She was great!!

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

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!

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.

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.

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! :)

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!

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!

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!

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

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