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Office of Academic Success: About Our Tutors

James Asbury

Major: English/Secondary Education

Interests: Reading, Film, Writing

"Words create sentences; sentences create paragraphs; sometimes paragraphs quicken and begin to breathe."  -- Stephen King, On Writing


Marnie Azzarelli

Major: English
Minor: Women's Studies & Writing
Interests: I like to read large novels, write short stories, and watch horror movies.

I think the Writing Center is a great place to learn and grow as a writer and as a college student.


David Bonomo

I am a Graphic Design major. I love all things design, from industrial design to architecture. As a graphic designer, I am fascinated with typography, which is closely linked with writing and language. I also enjoy writing creatively because it allows me to express myself in not only visual means but verbal as well. I enjoy working at the Writing Center because it's great to help other students think differently and push their writing to the next level. Whether it's a second opinion on style or a technical question, it's worth it for anyone to take 15 minutes to have a writing tutor read over a paper!


Karlie Contrera

Major: Social Work

Interests: The Performing Arts, Scrapbooking, Cheerleading

I enjoy working in the Writing Center because it gives me the opportunity to help people with their writing. I enjoy encouraging and inspiring students through their writing. I like to help students realize that everyone struggles with writing and that writing can be a personal and enjoyable experience.


Alison DeMelim

Major: Early Childhood/Special Education

Interests: Reading, Running, and anything Rhode Island

I think the Writing Center is an invaluable tool for Marywood students; please don't be afraid to use it! We are here to help you at any point in the writing process; no task is too small. Most importantly, you don't have to be an English major to write a great paper.



Kelsey Fisher

Minor: Spanish & Writing

Interests: Watchin' movies, readin' books, and kayaking

Tutoring writing is my thing. I love it. Drop by anytime and I'm happy to work with you, no matter what stage you're at.

"I really think that reading is just as important as writing when you're trying to be a writer because it's the only apprenticeship we have -- the only way of learning how to write a story." -- John Green


Lydia Fulton

Major: Art Therapy

Minor: Psychology

Interests: Art, Running, Anime, Video Games

I enjoy working in the Writing Center because I love writing and helping people.


Matt Koberlein

Major: English

Minor: History

Interests: Reading, Writing, and Other vaguely English-themed things

I enjoy working in the Writing Center because it gives me the chance to work with people on how they write and how they see writing.


Kristina Krill

Major: Nutrition and Dietetics

Minor: Psychology and Science

Although I am not an English major, writing has always been something I enjoyed doing and excelled at. I am happy to help others reach their full potential in their writing assignments!


Kayley Sullivan

Major: History/Political Science (Pre-Law)

Minor: English

Interests: Books, Sports, and the Beach

"There is no friend as loyal as a book." - Ernest Hemingway


Amanda Thornley

Major: English

Minor: Public Relations

I enjoy making music, reading, collecting tea cups, and writing. I like working at the Writing Center because I find it rewarding to help other people improve their writing. In turn, it improves my writing. The more you communicate with peers about their writing, the wider your eyes open for your own.


Sara VanBuskirk

Major: MA, Mental Health Counseling

Interests: Reading (especially YA literature), Creating Writing, Running, British Sci-Fi - especially "Dr. Who"

I love helping writers from the brainstorming stages to the end result! It's great to see how a piece of writing can evolve from start to finish. Writing can be really hard, and it's my goal as a writing tutor to make the process a little less overwhelming.


Amy Fotta

Hello! My name is Amy Fotta; I'm the professional writing consultant in the writing center. When not reading student papers, I can be found enjoying time with my daughters (Tela and Eliza), cooking, reading (Anna Karenina is my favorite; I've read it four times... and counting!), or traveling. Glacier National Park, one of my favorite places, was a stop on a three-month adventure that took me to every state in the continental US.


 


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