Boca Raton Campus Consultants:

Alexa

Hi! My name is Alexa and I am an undergraduate student here at FAU. As a double major in philosophy and political science, as well as a lover of art, I believe that creativity and the writing process go hand in hand. You can feel confident that your writing will reflect your ideas to their full potential as I will help ensure that your intention and connotation equate to one another. I excel at brainstorming original ideas, finding connections between diverse topics, and creating logical progression throughout a paper. Whether you are stuck in the pre-writing stage or just finished a final draft, you can be sure to leave with constructive advice and a new perspective. See you soon!

Allison

Hi Friends! I recently graduated from Concordia University Wisconsin where I first began my journey as a writing consultant. Now, enjoying the sunshine, the beach and the UCEW, I am working on a Masters, though my dream is to go into medicine. I absolutely love to work with all kinds of students from all different disciplines of study. APA citation style is my jam, though I guess other citation styles are cool too. Come on in and see how writing can go from a tedious chore to a wonderful adventure!

Andy

Hello, fellow students. I have broad interdisciplinary experience in the social sciences, including a masters in communication, and a doctorate in sociology from Boston University. So I welcome anyone working both on beginning and advanced projects in any of the social sciences. In addition to scholarly research, I have also written fiction, poetry, and screen and stage plays (and even written a song or two!). But my first love (well, aside from my family) is barber shop harmony. I could sing it all day. I hope to work with you soon.

Austin

Hello, my name is Austin Lang, and I'm in the Master of English program here at FAU. I love literature, brainstorming, and any papers that involve critical analysis of a text or work of art. If you've got no idea how to dissect a text, I'm your guy! I'm also pretty good with some of the more abstract challenges that come with writing, like structuring resumes for maximum impact, or figuring out how to frame a presentation. 

Ben

If you’re having issues with your paper, I would like to help. I received an MFA in Creative Writing from FAU, and I have experience teaching both ENC 1101 and 1102 as well as Interpretation of Fiction. It’s always helpful to get another pair of eyes on your paper because during the writing process, the writer can become so accustomed to reading and re-reading their own work that it’s easy to overlook areas that can be improved. I look forward to assisting you in making your paper the best it can be.

Cherri

Christopher

Daniel

My name is Daniel Graves. I studied at FAU for my undergrad, where I earned a BA in both History and English. I am currently studying in the MFA for creative writing. I am skilled working with MLA and Chicago style. I specialize in essay construction, thesis development, and research projects; or in other words I’m good at making up crazy ideas and then ensuring that those ideas meet the requirements of your classes grading criteria. If you find yourself stuck staring at your computer screen questioning why you even need words and you’ve begun to feel you might be better off communicating complex argumentative ideas through a system of blinks, coughs, or rhythmic dances, come see me and we’ll translate those creative ideas into a well written masterpiece (composed of words). 

Dylan

Hi-ya! My name is Dylan, and I am a graduate student and TA here at FAU. I received my B.A. in Psychology, and I am currently seeking my M.A. in English with a focus on Science Fiction and Fantasy literature. I am happy to help with anything you might be coming in with, but I especially enjoy and work well with psychology/sociology papers, genre literature-based assignments, or anything combining the two! I have experience with both APA and MLA formatting, and love helping in the brainstorming and thesis-building stages. I look forward to working with you!

Elizabeth

Hi! My name is Elizabeth Adams. I have a B.A. in English Literature and I am now getting a M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction. I have worked as a tutor for the past three years and I have been a part of various mentor/tutoring programs. I even taught overseas last summer! I have recently been working with my professor to get a study approved by the IRB. I am happy to help with anything from ENC 1101 papers to graduate level research papers!

Frank

Hi, my name is Frank. I have an MA in English from FAU and I love working with students from any subject. I particularly enjoy helping during the early phases of the writing process. If you are feeling stuck or having trouble getting started, I can help you create a detailed, organized outline. It is my goal to make sure that you leave the writing center with confidence, a strong thesis statement and a plan for each and every paragraph. 

Gabriella

Hi! I am Gabi, and I am a current graduate student in the Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. I can work with an array of students and topics. Although I have mastery in APA style writing, I am also familiar and comfortable with working with MLA. I am open to working with any topic as long as the student comes with an open mind! I hope to help students become confident in their writing so that they become the best writers they can be. 

Harold

Writing does not have to be torture. From brainstorming ideas to sharpening thesis statements, helping with research, and pointing out citation and other style errors, I can teach you simple techniques for making future writing assignments easier. My background is in journalism, but I've also worked in public relations and taught composition -- how to write research papers, persuasive essays and literary critiques -- as well as journalism, so I am familiar with a variety of writing assignments and styles. Whether it's a complex term paper or a brief resume, I can help you become the best writer you can be.

Heather

Howdy howdy and bonjour! A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, I was a math major, but I learned that I am happiest when I am in the realm of letters that aren’t variables. I love words (my husband says I use them with the precision of a surgeon), and I love finding patterns in words. I love poetry, I love grammar, and I love my job here at the UCEW. I love researching information, so if I don’t know something you ask me, I will sure find out because I’m a resourceful gal. I also love laughter, so come on in and let’s laugh and learn together. I hold a B.A. in English and write poetry in addition to being a Master-level certified writing consultant.

Jeanette

I hold a B.A. in Individualized Studies from Goddard College, and am currently enrolled in FAU's MFA Creative Writing Program. My poetry and creative non-fiction have appeared in numerous online and print publications. I'm happy to help you with all kinds of things -- generating and organizing ideas, developing a solid thesis, or identifying patterns of grammatical/syntactical error in your work. Let's work together!

Julia

As an M.S. student of Environmental Engineering, I specialize in technical and scientific writing including lab reports, research papers, Master’s theses and dissertations. I am able to assist with citation styles common to engineering such as ASME and ASCE. Since I love to read and write within a wide variety of subject areas, including philosophy and literary analysis, I am excited to help you with non-scientific writing as well. I have been a high school science teacher and private tutor for the past 4 years, during which I often helped students become better writers. I love working through ideas with students to help them organize their thoughts and effectively communicate in writing. I look forward to helping you become a better writer for life!

Justin

Hey! How are you? If you have made it this far down the list, I am impressed. As far as consulting goes, I am very capable in many areas. In particular, I am an English major who is phenomenal at writing papers and is just as capable at helping you with yours. I have experience ranging from literary analysis to philosophy—and that is all before I worked at a long-standing job writing news articles. Whether you need help with issues like essay construction and thesis development, or any of the many smaller things that you need for your work, I can absolutely help you.

Lisa

Hi, everyone! My name is Lisa, and I love writing! You may not love it (many people don’t), or you may think you’re not good at it (MOST people don’t). But you’re probably better than you think you are. And no matter how good or bad you are at writing, you may be able to take your writing up a notch or two with the help of the UCEW team. My specialties are law, criminal justice, English, and business. I received a JD from Florida State University and a BS in international business from the University of Evansville, Indiana. I’ve worked as an interior designer, prosecutor, law clerk for a federal judge, legal advisor for a Dallas suburb, associate professor, academic dean, legal studies assistant program director, free-lance writer for legal journals, curator for a travel research website, blogger, and director of content and continuity for a non-profit travel institution. My favorite citation styles are Bluebook (law and criminal justice) and AP (journalism). So, look me up if you’re writing a resume, applying to law school, or working on your first assignment for ENC1101. I’d love to help!

Marcy

Marcy maintains a twenty-five year career as an Executive Vice President and Managing Principal in the financial services arena. She spent many years on Wall Street in Commercial Lending and was the Executive Vice President  and Corporate Director of the Wealth Management Division for several Major Commercial Banks. She has been a Chairperson for FINRA for fifteen years (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, a non-profit regulatory firm appointed by Congress) which arbitrates and provides the final rulings for all securities and investment disputes against securities and brokerage firms and brokers nationally.  Marcy is an Expert Witness and Consultant for Financial lawsuits with the Thomson Reuters Company (a multinational mass media and information firm). Marcy has degrees in Piano Performance and Music Management  (NYU and Hartt College of Music), an MBA, attended Concord University School of Law and the Harvard Investment Banking Program.  Marcy is the Founder and Director of a Performing Arts Academy and is a Professional Tutor for Music Theory and Applied Piano (Graduate and Undergraduate) at FAU for the Music Department. Marcy has been an active Board Member, Executive Board Member, and Chairperson for a plethora of Charitable Organizations and Black Tie functions for over ten years in Sarasota County. Marcy enjoys mentoring and consulting and enjoys creative writing as well; she  is currently working on her first fiction novel. 

Mary

If the thought of doing anything involving a pen and paper makes you want to quit everything, don’t give up just yet. My name is Mary and I’m here to help quell your fears when it comes to each step of the writing process. I’m a current MFA graduate student and teaching assistant here at Florida Atlantic University, so I especially specialize in all papers produced for ENC 1101. I can help you brainstorm a topic, draft a thesis and of course, point out overarching issues that are disrupting your rough drafts. My bachelor’s degree is in journalism and music, so I do have working knowledge of AP Style, MLA format, and music literature. I have also worked professionally as a copywriter and can certainly help you with any assignments that are related to the field of marketing. Whether you’re working on a paper for class or writing a cover letter for a job application, come by to see me and I am happy to help you. 

Michele

Hello. I’m a grad student here at FAU completing my MA in Experimental Psychology. I graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a BA in Psychology, and minors in Biology and Studio Art with an Emphasis in Photography. Before that I had the fortune of attending a rather strict high school known for its quality English writing curriculum and the misfortune of having to wear the terrible Catholic school uniforms that accompanied such an education. If there is one unifying advantage to my pursuing a somewhat diverse set of academic interests, it has been the many opportunities I’ve had to hone my writing skills across a range of tasks. Whether you are looking to tweak a resume, compose an MLA formatted argumentative style paper for an English course, write an APA formatted research paper, create an impressive poster or PowerPoint presentation, or simply better understand an assignment and brainstorm ideas, I’d be happy to help you. 

Mitchel

¡Hola! Come stai? If you understood those two languages and need help writing in them or in English, come by and let me help you with you paper writing needs. I specialize in Theatre, English, Spanish, and Italian, as well MLA style, so if those are your concerns, or even if they are not, I will be glad to help.

Natalie

Salut tout le monde--I'm Natalie, a graduate student in the MFA Creative Writing program and an ENC and Creative Writing teacher here at FAU. I have a BA in Comparative Literature (English Lit and French Lit) and a BA in Communications, so I'm particularly happy to help with related material. My corporate background is in public relations, so business writing and AP Style (for those of you journalism folks) are also specialty areas for me. I've also worked in MLA Style (English and Literature coursework), APA Style (Communications coursework), and written material in a variety of formats (web copy, press releases, event scripts, Annual Reviews, etc.) Specialties aside, I'm eager to provide a fresh perspective on your writing and empower you to move forward as a reader, thinker, and writer. See you soon!

Nicole

Hi! My name is Nicole. I graduated with a BA in Music Education from Palm Beach Atlantic University. That's right: I'm a music teacher! If you want to make a song request, please add that to the note section when you make an appointment. I'm here to help you with all your writing needs. I'm currently studying Science Fiction/Fantasy in the MA in English Literature program at FAU. This means that I am super nerdy and love when I get nerdy papers. My background in education lends itself nicely to both MLA and APA formatting. I look forward to meeting you and helping you become the best writer you can be. 

Phil

Phil is an experienced instructor in Composition, World Literature, and Journalism. He received a B.S in English and MA in Journalism from The Ohio State University. Phil was an Instructor in The Urban Scholars Program and taught Composition at The University of Massachusetts, Boston. For nine years, he was an Adjunct Instructor of English at Florida Atlantic University, teaching sections of ENC 1101 and 1102. Phil has been published in major newspapers and magazines nationwide including The Boston Globe, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Columbus (OH) Citizen Journal, and Parklander Magazine. Currently he is writing website copy for Signature Florida Realty based in Delray Beach. He continues to offer his knowledge and expertise in the Teaching of Writing as a Tutor of English throughout South Florida where he has extensive experience working with Undergraduate and Graduate Students.

Ruben

Hello everyone! I recently completed my masters in Anthropology here at FAU, with a focus on biology/forensics. Through my academic career, I have assisted anthropology and philosophy students both inside and outside classes, helping them not just review material but also on improving their ability to write more effectively. My writing style is usually geared toward MLA (with specific focus on AAA style that is used in anthropological research), but I also am familiar with APA as well. Whether it is brainstorming ideas, working out a thesis, or looking over concerns/questions about a draft, look forward to assisting you in your writing endeavors.

Sara

I can help in many stages of the writing process, from understanding complex reading assignments to brainstorming ideas and constructing argument-driven thesis statements. I also can help correct grammar and punctuation, and strengthen students' knowledge of grammar rules. Additionally, I can assist with properly formatting bibliographies and citing sources in MLA or APA style.  I started my career as a high school English teacher and then taught FAU's ENC 1101/1102 courses for six years. I hold a Master's degree in English literature from FAU and a second Master's degree in Education from Harvard University. 

Shaelyn

Hello FAU students! My name is Shaelyn, and I am in the Masters of English program. I graduated with a BA in English from Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan. I enjoy all steps in the writing process, such as brainstorming, outlining, and editing. I have had the most experience using MLA format; however, I always come to work with my citation manual to help with all forms of citations. If I am unsure of how to help, I know of great resources and directions I can guide you for further help. I look forward to working with you!

Tiffany

Greetings! My name is Tiffany, and I am currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Counselor Education here at FAU. As a native Floridian, lifelong learner, and an advocate for the integrity of public education, I have earned an M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from FIU and a B.A. with a concentration in Psychology and secondary focus in the Biosciences from the New College of Florida. Professionally speaking, I have been dedicated to the process and pursuit of writing across various domains, including: working as a Special Features writer for The Miami Herald, serving as an interventionist for elementary-level students in preparation for benchmark examinations, editing and composing portions of textbooks and article galleys for professors as a Graduate Assistant, and mentoring International Baccalaureate students in the completion of extended essays. In addition, I have five years of experience teaching Psychology and Behavioral Research Analysis at the Undergraduate level and completed my first original thesis as a Bachelors student. My background has afforded me with an expansive breadth of knowledge pertaining to writing approaches appropriate to numerous disciplines. Regardless of the form of rhetoric -- reflection, research, and even realistic fiction – I look forward to collaborating in efforts to discover and/or uncover your voice via text.

Veronica

The very last bio to read- so if you haven’t met your writing consultant match by this point, I may be your gal! I received my bachelor’s in Social Work here at FAU in 2015 and am currently in my final year of the advanced standing MSW program here as well. I am a self-proclaimed expert in APA formatting and am especially fond of research projects of all sorts, but I am knowledgeable of MLA and other writing styles as well. What I enjoy most is helping students work through the brain-storming and planning stages, organization is key! I am easy to talk to and am looking forward to helping you unpack difficult readings, develop an understanding of assignments, and provide a new expert perspective on your work!

 Davie Campus Consultants:

Kristen

Hi there! My name is Kristen and I’m a recent graduate from FAU with an English Education major. As teacher with specialization in reading, I get a lot of joy out of helping others through the various stages of their writing process. I am particularly proficient in working with MLA formatting, but I’m happy to offer assistance with any writing task you might have.

Kristina

If you're feeling overwhelmed by an assignment--no matter where you are in the writing process--I can help. I am happy to help you find a thesis statement that fits your goal and to help you organize your thoughts so that your writing becomes more effective. I welcome writers that would like help with APA, MLA, and Chicago style formats.

 

Jupiter Campus Consultants:

Alexandra

Hello Jupiter students! I go by Alex and you can find me in SR146B (in the back of the Burrow) for all your writing needs. I am here to listen to any concerns or qualms you may have over any writing assignment. I am a third year student studying English Literature with an interest in digital humanities and creative writing, but I am also prepared to aid you in all subjects. I have been tutoring students of different ages in reading and writing for a few years now, and I am also familiar with all the awesome online research tools FAU has to offer. Please feel free to come with anything you are currently writing, whether it is a draft, outline or a thought in your head, and I will help you get those words down on paper.

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