Boca Raton Campus Consultants:

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.

Anne

I enjoy working with writers at any point in the process so that they can develop their own ideas, express what they want to say, and follow the format that is appropriate for the writing assignment at hand. I have an MA in Spanish from the Languages, Linguistics and Comparative Literature (LLCL) department at FAU. Language and literature, in Spanish and English, are my life-long endeavors and I have used them in many settings. Along with literary analysis and academic writing, I have experience working with students on application essays and have worked in NGOs that focus on human rights, women’s rights, development and gender issues where I wrote grant proposals. I also like video production and writing proposals and narrative scripts. I’m looking forward to meeting you.

Ashley G.

Hi! My name is Ashley. I’m an MA student studying English with concentrations in American Literature and Literary Theory. I recently graduated from the FAU bachelor’s program where I completed my senior thesis on Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald’s literature through critical disability studies. I also have experience and interest in editing and publishing. I was part of Coastlines, FAU’s undergraduate lit mag, for two years and was Editor-In-Chief from 2016-2017. I have always loved reading and writing and also enjoy visual art, history, music, and film. I love meeting new people and advising on any kind of writing projects. I hope to work with you soon!

Elaine

Elaine Barron Mendelow received a Ph.D. from Florida Atlantic University in Comparative Studies CLL (Cultures, Languages, and Literatures).  Academic areas of focus include auto/biography and Judaic studies. She holds a BA and MA in English from SUNYat Buffalo. She is also a certified ESOL instructor. She is the founding director of Heritage Biography International (HBI), a company that enables people to tell their life stories in the form of a recorded video narrative. She has extensive tutoring experience in varied subject areas, running the gamut from extremely reluctant to very eager writers. She looks forward to assisting students with crafting everything and anything: class assignments, resumes, online bios, articles/publicity, graduate school/job applications, dissertations—no writing task is too great or too small!

Eileen

Eileen (they/ them) is a graduate student earning their MFA in poetry. They’re best at composition, personal statements, and creative writing. With a background of tutoring in humanities, they can also help you with analytical literature papers, literature interpretation, and writing for social sciences.

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.

Jacob S. 

Hello! I'm Jacob and I’ve been a consultant at the UCEW since Fall 2018. I am FAU alumni holding degrees in English Literature, Spanish, and Linguistics, as well as a TESOL certificate. In addition to working at FAU’s UCEW, I am a full-time middle school Spanish teacher. 
Brainstorming, outlining, thesis development, and organizing ideas are some of my favorite things to help clients with. I also enjoy helping with MLA and APA formatting, literary analysis, and critical reading skills. In addition, working with clients whose first language is not English is one of my passions.
 
Si hablas español, no tengas vergüenza de escirbir en inglés. Te ayudo a que mejore tu capacidad de escribir en inglés.
 

John

Hello FAU students! I am a graduate of the University of Notre Dame (Go Irish!), and I also hold a master’s degree from the University of Georgia. I have published two novels in the young adult genre, which both won gold medals in the Florida Book Awards. I will help you with thesis development, the logical organization of your essay, and writing a strong conclusion. If you would like help in making your prose concise, cogent, and captivating, come and see me.

Joseph

Hi there! My name is Joseph and I’m a graduate student here at FAU working on my MFA in Poetry. I have an extensive background in editing, having worked as a content editor for various company websites and as an assistant editor for online literary magazines. In terms of literary interests, I gravitate towards the lyric essay and prose poetry, particularly work that crosses borders and genres. If you have any questions about getting your work published or writing cover letters, I can help you out. As a student and teacher of writing, I’m well-versed in essay crafting, structure, sentence clarification, and MLA format. I look forward to working with you!

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.

Marcy

Marcy entered New York University following her junior year of high school at the age of 17 as a Piano Performance Major and performed at the New York University Performing Arts Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, NYC Town Hall, and the NJ Performing Arts Center. She is the owner and Director of the largest piano student in Florida and specializes in teaching children on the Spectrum and those that are highly gifted and talented. She is a Professional Tutor for FAU when called in to teach for Applied Piano and Undergraduate and Graduate Music Theory. She was an Executive Vice President, Director of Wealth Management, and Managing Principal for a plethora of Major financial institutions throughout the US, establishing de novo Wealth Management Divisions (private banking, broker/dealer, trust, capital management insurance services and financial planning). She is a Chairman and Industry Expert, judging investment arbitrations for FINRA, and is called in as an Expert Witness for the financial industry at Thomson Reuters. She maintains her MBA and Executive JD. Perhaps most relevant to her work as a writing consultant in the FAU writing center (where she has worked for 6 years), is  she scored a 5.5 on the National GRE Writing Exam, placing her in the 98% for writing; she is the CEO and owner of a professional writing company that specializes in editing business reports, ghost writing, and editing for academia.

Maria

Hi there! I’m Maria, and I’m currently an undergraduate student working on my bachelors in Anthropology and History. I have experience on a diverse background of subjects such as literature, psychology, sociology, and history; and I as well have familiarity with APA, MLA, and Chicago. I also speak both Spanish and English fluently, y seria un placer ayudarte. I understand that writing can be at times overwhelming, especially when it comes to taking the first step in picking up the pen and paper. However, I’ve ventured on this journey of starting and finishing many papers and I would love to guide you on yours and make the process less overwhelming for you. Whether you need help with brainstorming ideas and developing a thesis, organizing a text into shape, or wrapping up a conclusion in a nice little bow—I’m delighted to help!

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.

Priscilla

Priscilla is pursuing an Interdisciplinary PhD focusing on medical humanities and Latinx studies at FAU. She is a published scholar and writer in both English and Spanish with over 20 years experience. In her early career, she served as managing editor for a Latin American market publication, as well as a bilingual communications manager and writer in the field of investment banking. She teaches Interdisciplinary Studies at FAU, and has a foundation in history, philosophy, sociology and anthropology. She believes that by teaching students to write well, we are preparing them to succeed across multiple careers and platforms. Her belief is based on having been able to establish a lucrative career in business right out of college with only a literature degree as a result of having honed her writing skills. 

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.

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:

Ashley P. 

Hi! My name is Ashley. I am an undergraduate student at the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College of FAU currently studying literature and American history with the goals of obtaining a Ph.D. in English and becoming a professional writer and a college professor. I have extensive background in journalism, creative writing, and the social sciences as a former editor of my high school’s student newspaper for four years and literary magazine for three years. I have also been published in The Proceedings, the Radio Club of America’s nationally circulated technical journal, and achieved a second-place Pathfinder scholarship award in Literature from the Palm Beach Post. I am most comfortable with MLA formatting, but I can provide assistance with any part of the essay-writing process, especially in grammar, clarity, and thesis development. For me, writing is not a chore or homework, but a passion that I have cultivated and enjoy thoroughly. I will never forget the childish glee I felt as a young girl setting my pen to paper and unveiling my imagination to the world beyond my mind. That incredible feeling is what I experience every time I write, and I seek to instill a similar passion and appreciation for literature and writing among my fellow students and colleagues.