Boca Raton Campus Consultants:
Hello! I am a graduate student who is versed in MLA citation and formatting. I am currently pursuing an MA in SFF Literature, and have a BA in English and a Minor in Theatre. I’m also teaching First-Year Composition this year, and can help with multiple parts of the writing process, whether that’s brainstorming, drafting, or putting the finishing touches on a project.
I look forward to working with you!
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.
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.
My name is Bryanna, and I am a senior at FAU. I am graduating with my Bachelor of Business Administration in Business Economics in May 2023. Writing has always been a passion of mine, and I am excited to be working with the UCEW this year!
Hi, my name is Caroline! I'm a grad student at FAU pursuing a degree in creative writing. I have experience teaching ENC 1101 and can help you navigate grammar and formatting issues with essays or clarify essay prompts. I am also a nurse! With that I have experience in more technical writing and broader science assignments. Whatever your writing goals may be, I will aim to help you feel more comfortable and confident in achieving your best work.
Christopher McDaniel is a graduate-level student at Florida Atlantic University in the creative writing department. He specializes in nonfiction and technical writing. Chris received his BA in English from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA, where he worked in the nonprofit sector as a grant writer for 4 years. With the emergence of the pandemic in early 2020, Chris made the decision, like many others, to become a teacher and help those in need. He currently teaches the ENC1101 & ENC1102 courses required for undergraduates at FAU. Chris also works as a grant writer for the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach.
Hello! My name is Ciara, and I'm an undergraduate student majoring in computer science and linguistics. If you couldn't tell by my choice of majors, I have a broad range of interests and a love for interdisciplinary studies. Because of this, I have experience with various kinds of writing assignments, from research papers to literary analysis and many things in between. In my free time, I like spoiling my cat, trying out different types of tea, and playing tabletop games with friends. I look forward to working with you throughout your writing journey!
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.
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!
Jocelyn (she/her) is an MFA candidate in Creative Writing with a concentration in Fiction. She is also the Assistant Managing Editor of Swamp Ape Review, a national literary journal founded and produced by the Creative Writing students in the MFA program at FAU. She has taught ENC1101, ENC1102, CRW3010, and non-accredited Community Workshops offered by the English Department. Her goal is to cultivate an environment where students feel comfortable sharing their ideas, and hopes to enable every student she comes across to feel capable and assured in their abilities to write and reason.
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!
Hi all, my name is Leandro Aristeguieta. I am a history MA student and a TA 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 a college back home in 2021. This is my second 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.
Hi! My name is Lorien and I’m a graduate student in creative nonfiction here at FAU. I teach ENC 1101 and 1102, so I’m generally pretty familiar with the readings/essays assigned in those courses! I can also help with MLA formatting, some APA, finding sources on the FAU Library databases, brainstorming, outlining, and explaining tricky grammar problems.
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.
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!
Hey there! My name is Megan Heron and I am a second 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!
Hello! I’m MJ Pennell, an undergraduate senior majoring in Biological Sciences, minoring in English, and pursuing a certificate in Environmental Sciences. I like to spend my spare time writing fiction, playing harp, and taking photos of Florida’s incredible wildlife. I firmly believe that students of all disciplines, including those in STEM, benefit from cultivating a strong foundation in writing; after all, that’s how we communicate all of the information we learn, and how (hopefully) that information comes to benefit our broader society! My goal in any tutoring session is to give you an in-depth understanding of how and why using the mechanics of writing can amplify and clarify your own voice.
Hello my name is Nailah! In 2019 I earned a master’s degree in sociology and a certificate in applied social research. I am currently pursuing my PhD in the Comparative Studies Program (culture, literature, and society track). I also have an undergraduate degree in anthropology. What can I say? I love creative and academic writing and I love the social sciences! I have a year of experience working as an adjunct professor as well as a combined five years of experience as a graduate teaching assistant (throughout my time as a master’s/PhD student). My strengths are working with students to clarify topics and ideas, helping students gain a sense of how to approach a paper topic, and improving the readability of papers (through good transitions, appropriate use of language/vocabulary, word placement, sentence structure). I am also happy to guide students in thinking through complex ideas. I am very familiar with proper citation/reference practices for ASA format (American sociological association), but I can assist in these areas in other formats as well. Writing has always been one of my strengths and it is something that I have loved doing since I was young. In addition to academic papers, I also enjoy creative writing and poetry.
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.
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.
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!
Jupiter Campus Consultants:
Hi! My name is Ashley. I am currently an undergraduate student at the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College concentrating in English Literature and Women’s Studies with the goals of 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 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 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.