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Tutors & Staff

All of the Writing Center's tutors have achieved academic success and received training certified by the College Reading and Learning Association. To learn more about an individual tutor's background and specializations, please see the list below.


 

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Allies Trained Tutor

Tutors with this symbol by their photo are Allies to the Texas State LGBTQIA+ Community.

Undergraduate Tutors


Breanna

Breanna

Title: Tutor
Specialties:
Political Science & International Studies Writing
Legal Writing
ENG 1310/1320
Undergraduate Major: Political Science

Chloe

Chloe

Title: Tutor
Specialties:
Philosophy Writing
ENG 1320
Outlining
Undergraduate Major: Philosophy
 

Kennie

Kennie

Title: Tutor
Specialties:
English Composition
Brainstorming
Speech Writing
Undergraduate Major: Communication Studies

Taylor

Taylor

Title: Tutor
Specialties:
Creative Writing
Thesis Statements
Cover Letters & Resumes
Undergraduate Major: English

Victoria

Victoria

Title: Tutor
Specialties:
Creative Writing
Critical Theory Writing
Undergraduate Major: English
Competent in American Sign Language

Ellie

Ellie

Title: Tutor
Specialties:
Creative Writing
MLA
Outlines
Undergraduate Major: English

MariElena

MariElena

Title: Tutor
Specialties:
Brainstorming
History and Geography
MLA and Chicago
Undergraduate Major: History
Bilingual English and Spanish

Samantha

Samantha

Title: Tutor
Specialties:
MLA & Chicago
Philosophy Writing
PUG
Undergraduate Major: English & Philosophy

Tre

Tre

Title: Tutor
Specialties:
Structure
PUG
Media Analysis (music analysis & criticism)
Undergraduate Major: Mass Communication

Graduate Tutors


Brittany

Brittany

Title: Workshop Co-Coordinator
Essay Writing Workshop Lead
Graduate Tutor
Specialties:
Brainstorming
Organization & Outlining
Historical Research
Graduate Major: Public History

Cooper

Cooper

Title: Graduate Tutor
Specialties:
ENG 1310
ENG 1320
Argumentation (Rhetoric)
Graduate Major: Rhetoric & Composition

Ren

Ren

Title: Graduate Coordinator
Graduate Tutor
Specialties:
RDG 1300 & ENG 1300
Qualitative & Quantitative Methodology
APA
Graduate-Level Research Writing
Personal Statements
Conference Proposals
CVs
Cover Letters
Doctoral Major: Developmental Education, Literacy

Callie S.

Callie S.

Title: Graduate Tutor
Specialties:
MLA & Chicago
Grammar & Mechanics
Literary Criticism
Graduate Major: Technical Communication

Ryan

Title: Graduate Tutor 
Specialties: English 1310 & 1320
Creative Writing
Resumé and Cover Letter
Brainstorming
Statements of Purpose
Graduate Major: MFA, Poetry

Jessi

Title: Graduate Tutor 
Specialties: English Major Courses
Creative Writing
Outlining
Brainstorming
Chicago
Graduate Major: MA, Literature 

Vet-to-Vet Tutoring. Get tutored by a fellow veteran.

Tutor Corps tutors are scholar veterans who are passionate about peer-to-peer, veteran-to-veteran writing tutoring. They are trained to assist all sorts of writing at any stage of the writing process.

Ray Stockstad

Ray Stockstad

Tutor Corps Coordinator, Writing Center
Lecturer
USMC and USN veteran

Jacob L.

Jacob L.

Title: Lead Tutor
Veteran Tutor
Specialties:
English Composition
Science Writing
History Writing
Undergraduate Major: Biology

Sean

Sean

Title: Veteran Tutor
Specialties:
Outline & Thesis Creation
Content Analysis
Argumentation
Undergraduate Major: History & Philosophy
 

Director Team


Our directors make the Writing Center an amazing resource to help writers improve.

A.R. Rogers

A.R.

Title: Writing Center Coordinator, Graduate Tutor 
Specialties:
Creative Writing
Place-based Writing 
Thesis Statements
Statements of Purpose
Resumés
Graduate Major: Rhetoric & Composition 

Lauren Schiely

Writing Center Assistant Director 
Senior Lecturer 

Master's: MA Rhetoric & Composition 
Undergraduate Major: English & Creative Writing 
 

 

Dr. Deb Balzhiser

Dr. Deb Balzhiser

Writing Center Director
Associate Professor

PhD: English Studies
Master's: MS Writing
Undergraduate Major: English & Journalism
Undergraduate Minor: Composition & Linguistics

Rachel Elliot

Rachel

Title: Writing Center Coordinator, Graduate Tutor
Specialties:
Children's literature & fairytales
Psychology
Brainstorming
Graduate Major: Rhetoric & Composition
Competent in American Sign Language

Keri Fitzgerald

Keri Fitzgerald

Writing Center Assistant Director
Senior Lecturer

Master's: MA Literature
Undergraduate Major: English
Undergraduate Minor: Honors Studies