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Writing Center

Writing Tutors, S '07

Profiles of Writing Center Tutors

Nick Berry '09
Nick is a sophomore and plans on majoring in biochemistry.  He may also minor in government.
   
Leeann Brigham '09
Leeann is a sophomore pre-med student from Troy, NY. She plays rugby and plans to major in Neuroscience, English, or both.
   
Henry Ciocca '09
Henry is a sophomore and does not know what to major in.  He enjoys a nice pair of slacks and has a fine collection of leather-bound books.  When not hard at work at the writing center, you might find Henry up in Alumni gym; he'll be the one throwing down 360 dunks on the corner hoop.  His favorite T.V. show is Entourage and he thoroughly enjoys the musical stylings of Will Smith along with his sidekick, DJ Jazzy Jeff.
   
Melissa Coffey '07
Melissa is a senior sociology major. She enjoys being a hooker in her spare time - that's rugby lingo for those of you who don't know. She prefers lamps more than overhead lighting, and "piece of cake" ice cream to any other flavor!
   
Brendan Conway ‘09
Brendan is a sophomore and a potential Creative Writing/Philosophy double major. He hails from the Garden State, and will defend it to the death from any would-be detractors…unless, of course, the would-be detractor is a fellow New Jersey-an, in which case he will happily while away the hours sharing terrible stories about his radioactive home state.  He enjoys wasting his time upon any number of activities, including badminton, video games, comics, video games, reading humorous books, and video games.
   
Willy Cowles '09
Willy is a History major in the class of '09. When not working at the Writing Center, he enjoys rowing, the outdoors, and playing the guitar. Willy is also very tall, and he is hopelessly addicted to coffee, so if he is not in the writing center, he is probably at Opus
   
Sarah Downey '07
Sarah is a senior Psychology major and English minor. She runs sprints and middle distance on Hamilton's indoor and outdoor track teams. Her interests include, but are not limited to, the following: ripping bad movies apart, throwing quotes from good movies into conversations at random, intense video gaming sessions, liking most music that isn't some guy whining with his acoustic guitar, and rocking Clinton, New York. She's somewhat nocturnal; as such, many of your appointments will take place during her biological clock's scheduled sleep hours. However, she will be nice. Interesting Optical Fact: She's a little blind in her left eye, but don't think that will stop her from noticing when you use "its" for "it's."
   
Laura Hartz '07
Laura is a Biology and English double major who refuses to be defined by anything other than duality. For instance, she likes things that are green: beans, pens, and environmentally sustainable campuses; and also things that are red: raspberries, striped caps, and that leather chair in Opus. Hopefully, when you bring your paper to her in the Writing Center, she won't be wearing these two colors together.
   
Pat Hodgens '09
Pat Hodgens is a sophomore from Syracuse, NY who would appreciate any advice you could give on choosing a major.
   
Joe Jansen '07
I am a writing tutor. I like to read papers. If you make an appointment with me, I will read your paper.
   
Tom Lewek '09
Tom is a sophomore English major from Hanson, Massachusetts. He survived four years at a Catholic high school, and the rigors of the education have permanently shaped his personality. This does not mean, however, that he will slap your knuckles with a ruler if you use the passive voice.
   
Lindsay Martin '07
Lindsay is a senior English major
   
Ryan McGuirk '07
Ryan is good at writing. He is, however, near-sighted. Nobody's perfect.  
   
Silas McKee '07
I'm a chemistry major with an interest in philosophy. I listen to live music every chance I get, and people have accused me of being a "hippy." This is nonsense. I have never been, and never will be, a hippy.
   
Rachel McReynolds '09
Rachel is a sophomore History major from Northern California.  She likes history and languages and adores folk music and acoustic guitars. And grammar.
   
Laura Oman '07
Laura Oman is a senior English major.
   
Kate Pallin '07
Kate is a senior and a Hispanic Studies major and Communication minor.
   
Rachel Richardson '09
Rachel is a sophomore Creative Writing and Philosophy major. She is currently one of two Oklahomans living on campus, and she is both able and ready to read your paper while dispelling any notions you may have about the great, grand land beyond the Mississippi. She enjoys coffee and her curtains, which are currently visible on the first floor of Milbank. She hopes to someday write the Next Great American Novel, but she would be content with permanently settling somewhere where the sun consistently shines.
   
Kimberly Roe '08
Kimberly hails from Maryville, Tennessee. You do not pronounce her sweet southern hometown like the name Mary with a ville at the end. You say, “Murvul.” In any case, Kimberly is a junior geosciences major with an intended chemistry minor. You might see Kimberly riding her sweet scooter on Martin’s Way, sleeping in the Glen House hammocks, eating an Opus chocolate chip cookie in the Science Center, or clambering on the new climbing wall. Her goal in life is to return to Antarctica. If you don’t mind her subtle, southern accent, meet with Kimberly, and we reckon she can help.
   
Emily Starr '07 Emily* is a biology major working on a senior fellowship. She enjoys living in the co-op, learning about lichens, and visiting Latin America.
   
Natalie Tarallo '07
Natalie is senior Africana Studies major.  She likes dogs, wind, ice coffee and balconies but really can't deal with ants, motivational speeches, white socks and fluorescent lights.  A little bit country, ultimately Natalie hopes to be a race-car driver, but until then, she'll enjoy the equally fast-paced lifestyle of a writing tutor.
   
Jennifer Vano '09
Name: Jennifer Vano
Year: Sophomore
Zodiac Sign: Taurus
Hometown: Yonkers, NY
Favorite Bands: Mindless Self-Indulgence, Dredg, Thursday, Ours, A Perfect Circle
Favorite Movies: Dumbo, The Cider House Rules, Pieces of April, The Secret Garden, Fight Club
Favorite Books: Notes from the Underground, The Picture of Dorian Gray, Demian, Lolita
Hobbies/Clubs: Tap That (founder!), Rhymelab, Ballroom Dancing, Red Weather, Theater, Poetry
Major: Creative Writing? Philosophy? Psych? Theater?
   
Sarah Wiener '08
Sarah is a junior chemistry major from Rochester, NY. When she is not synthesizing fun chemicals in lab, she enjoys playing field hockey, cooking, singing obnoxiously in the car, and, most of all, telling jokes that usually only she thinks are funny.