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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.
Hello all! My name is Asna Nayani, and I am a undergraduate student at FAU. I am a senior with a double major in political science and sociology. The social sciences and humanities are what I love and where I specialize. I have a diverse background with an wide array of writing experiences. I have served as a researcher in the social sciences with topics ranging from social media and pop culture to Covid-19 and emerging adulthood. I have worked as a writer and editor for the Undergraduate Law Journal for two years, and served as Editor-in-Chief for the past year. This has given me the opportunity to become familiar with legal writing and doctrine. My primary experience is in academic analysis and formal writing, but I have also worked with creative writing and interpretation. No matter what writing assignment you have, I would be more than happy to work with you!
Hello there! My name is Carrie-Anna, a first-year MFA student who holds a Bachelor's degree in English with a concentration in writing and rhetoric. I'm thrilled to offer my knowledge and expertise to you, and I'm committed to providing guidance and support in any way I can. My specialty lies in creative writing, but I also bring a wealth of knowledge in interpretation and literary studies. Whether you need assistance with academic papers or navigating the intricate world of critical analyses, I'm here to help you excel in your coursework. Currently, I'm teaching ENC 1101 here at FAU, which has given me a deep understanding of the standards and requirements that come with introductory English courses. I understand that the academic landscape can be overwhelming, but don't worry! I'm here to offer insight and tips to help you achieve your goals. Whether you're looking to hone your writing skills or seeking guidance in navigating the intricacies of literature, I'm here to lend a helping hand on your academic journey. I’m so excited to start working with you!
Hi, my name is Charlie and I am a Ph.D. student at FAU in the Comparative Studies Program, Culture, Language and Literature track. I started at FAU in 2015 as a non traditional student, completing my BA in English in 2019, and getting my MA in English in 2022. I love working one-on-one with students, helping them with the writing process from the early brainstorming stages all the way to final revision. I have always loved writing and I'm very happy to share that love with our clients in an effort to make the writing process more friendly and less anxiety provoking.
Hello, my name is Daniel Marino. But please, call me 'Dani.' I'm pursuing an MFA in Poetry here at FAU, and have a B.A. in English, with a minor in Art History. I’m very interested in how personal narratives shape our experience of reality. How does our perception of the past affect our present? How will these perceptions shape our actions and the people we’re slowly becoming? Do our actions align with our sense of self, and is there dissonance and/or inauthenticity? I’ve sought, and continue to seek, answers to these questions at the intersection of psychology, philosophy/religion, spirituality, literature, the arts, and other humanities. Aside from research, reading and writing, I enjoy writing music: a blend of jazz, R&B, and soul. I enjoy traveling, and have been to several countries in South America, and several in Europe. I hope to travel to East Asia someday, specifically Japan and South Korea.
Greetings all! My name is Devin. I am a twenty-year-old undergraduate student (senior) here at FAU. I am extremely passionate about Cultural and Political Studies, World Literature, Moral Philosophy, and the Arts. By extension, I have self-trained in Indian Classical Music for the last six years. I have also spent the last two years training and working in the fields of: Stand-Up Comedy, Film Production, Creative Writing, and Formal Speech/Debate. I hope that from these hobbies you can gather that I love to work collaboratively. Most of my energies are derived from my desire to help others. This said, I am no stranger to teaching, or academic research. At some point, I hope to tell people that I am “a professor by day, and a comedian by night”. Simply put, through it all, I am just trying to enjoy life and be the best person I can be. If you book a session with me, I will try my best to ensure that we have a fun time. I will do my best to fulfill all your needs, and I hope to make it all a little bit easier. I never personally got an A on an essay in high school, so when I came to FAU and started doing well I was rather confused. I realized that writing is easy when you have good teachers, so I began to start teaching myself. As a freelance tutor, I worked with disabled students and have worked with ESOL students in the past. If you happen to work with me, there is nothing to be ashamed of.
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!
Writing does not have to be torture. From brainstorming ideas to sharpening thesis statements, helping with research, and fixing grammar and style errors, I can teach you simple techniques for making future writing assignments easier. My background is in journalism, and I've also worked in public relations and taught journalism and composition -- how to write research papers, persuasive essays and literary critiques -- 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.
Hey, I'm Hunter Johnson, and I'm excited to help you with your writing! I'm an FAU alumni and current graduate student in the Fiction MFA program. You can also find me working as the Fiction editor at the graduate run literary magazine, Swamp Ape Review. I am particularly interested in experimental fiction and cross-genre work, but I also have a soft spot for Shakespeare. I have taught English here for two years, as well as the Introduction to Creative Writing course for undergraduates and the summer Community Workshop serving those outside of the university. Outside of studying and writing, I love to garden, exercise, and play tabletop games (especially Dungeons and Dragons or Warhammer 40,000). I’m willing and able to help with everything from your personal statements for scholarships/grants, ENC1101/1102 assignments, creative works, or helping you with publications. You can also find my work published in the New Limestone Review.
Hello! My name is Jackie and my pronouns are she/her. I’m a graduate student at FAU pursuing my MFA in creative writing with a focus on poetry. I’m currently an instructor of ENC 1101 and ENC 1102, so I have experience in helping students with prewriting, drafting, and revising. My undergraduate degree is in Political Science, and I am comfortable in discussing research essays to creative writing. I hope to create a comfortable environment where we can discuss your writing and what you wish to accomplish. Looking forward to working with you!
Jacob H. writes creatively with the hope of expressing, entertaining, and challenging himself. He has experience with research practices and critical thinking skills through scholarly essays written in graduate literature courses. As well, he has a full understanding of basic writing tools and elements from his two years teaching ENC 1101 and 1102. Above all, Jacob prides himself on his interpersonal skills that create a friendly, conversational consultation where his genuine curiosity permeates any field of study that intends to deepen client understanding of their various writing projects.
Jacob H. enjoys the element of suspense in identifying ways to relate to clients and best serve their writing needs at the UCEW!
Hi there, my name is Josh (he/him). I'm an undergraduate student at FAU’s honors college, studying political science. My research interests are in political theory, and include religion, speech, and privacy. My non-research interests include reading, eating, and sleeping. I work best with Chicago and APA styles, and with academic, theory-based papers, but I’m happy to help with any type of writing assignment—coursework, theses, applications—and any stage of writing—revising, outlining, procrastinating. I’m least adept at fictional works; I'm not very creative. Everybody—good writers and bad—can benefit from a visit to the UCEW—to get help with grammar, to work through a difficult reading or prompt, to discuss a draft, even just to talk about ideas—so I hope I’ll see you around here soon.
lf you're feeling overwhelmed by an assignment--no matter where you are in the writing process--I can help. I am happy to guide you in creating a thesis statement that fits your goal and 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.. I have a master’s degree in information studies from Florida State University and a master’s degree in linguistics from Florida Atlantic University. I am experienced working with psychology, nursing, and social work students as well as many of the sciences. I am fluent in Spanish and look forward to working with you!
Hi all, my name is Leandro Aristeguieta. I am a history MA student and a GTA for the history department here at FAU. My research interests are the Latin American Cold War and US-Latin American relations. I have prior professional writing experience as before coming to FAU, I worked for a couple of years as a journalist in my home state of Pennsylvania. I've also done freelance writing, typically longer form articles in various topics. I graduated with a BA in History and a BS in Journalism from Clarion University of Pennsylvania in 2021. This is my third semester at the writing center and I'm excited to help clients with their writing needs. I'm proficient in global revision and proofreading, brainstorming thesis statements and arguments, organization, AP Style and Chicago Style citations. I've also helped clients with their resumes before. If you need help with something else, I am willing to work with you as much as possible too.
Macie graduated from FAU with a bachelor’s of arts degree in English and a minor in sociology. Her concentration was in writing and rhetoric, making her a good resource for help on finding your authorial voice, creating and strengthening your argument(s), brainstorming and generating ideas for academic and creative writing, and learning new frameworks to elevate any writing piece. She is passionate about creative writing, having been published in FAU’s Coastlines magazine in spring of 2022. Outside of work at FAU, Macie has completed three separate mentorship programs offered by FAU for over two years. When it comes to helping students with their writing, her personal philosophy is to facilitate critical thinking of not only the assignment, but the process of writing itself. Macie is very familiar with APA and MLA format, so if you are looking for a passionate, creative writer with an interesting perspective on what it means to write, Macie would be happy to help with all of your writing needs.
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.
Hey there! My name is Megan Heron and I am a third year graduate student in the department of anthropology with a concentration in bioarchaeology. I completed my undergraduate degree at Florida Atlantic University as a double major in anthropology and criminal justice. My current research is analyzing human skeletal remains to understand care provisions from medieval Transylvania. I have a versatile background, including being an autopsy assistant at one point, so I accept any challenge! My writing philosophy is that writing can be a tool for creative expression, no matter what the assignment may be. My writing strengths include thesis development, organizational frameworks, and evidentiary inclusion. I look forward to writing with you!
Hi everyone, I’m Olivia! I graduated with a BA in Creative Writing from Minnesota State University, Mankato in 2021 and am now a graduate student working to get my MFA in Creative Writing with a focus in poetry at FAU. I also currently teach ENC 1101 and am happy to help writers in any stage of their process whether it be brainstorming or working on a final draft. I am interested in a wide array of topics from mental health studies to gothic literature and have read content ranging from epic fantasies to screenplays. I am new to both the UCEW and Florida having recently moved from my home state of Minnesota. My interests outside of writing include animal watching (specifically lizards with my cat), spending time outside in whatever nature South Florida has to offer and waiting for my first winter-free year ever. I look forward to working with you!
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.
Hi, FAU Owls! My name is Sarah Dumitrascu, and I'm a graduate student here at Florida Atlantic University, earning my MFA in fiction. As an instructor for ENC 1101 courses here at FAU, one of my specialties is first-year composition writing. I, of course, specialize in creative writing and also have experience working with students in categories like technical writing, writing for engineers, and business writing. I have previously worked with multi-lingual students at other writing centers, and as a bi-lingual person myself, I understand the challenges that come with writing in another language, but I believe anyone is capable of doing it and doing it well. I look forward to helping you grow confident in your writing journey!
Hi! My name is Ashley. I am a senior at the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College concentrating in English Literature and Women’s Studies with the goals of becoming a professional editor and a college professor. In addition to my role as a writing consultant at the UCEW (a position I have held for the past two years), I am currently serving as an undergraduate teaching assistant for Honors Introduction to Women’s Studies and an editorial intern for AGL Information & Technology, LLC. I have been published in the Proceedings, the Radio Club of America’s nationally circulated technical journal, and the Sigma Tau Delta Review, the International English Honor Society’s annual journal of literary criticism, rhetoric/composition, and writing pedagogy. I am most comfortable with MLA and Chicago formatting, but I can provide assistance with any part of the 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.