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Our Tutors & Staff

SPRING 2017 WRITING CENTER 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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Tutors with this symbol by their photo are Allies to the Texas State LGBTQIA+ Community.

Undergraduate Tutors


Anna

Anna

Title: PUG Coordinator
Lead Tutor
Specialties:
Outlining
Thesis Statements
PUG
Undergraduate Major: Marketing

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
 

Josh

Josh

Title: Science Writing Workshop Lead
Specialties:
Science Writing
Brainstorming
Technical Writing
Undergraduate Major: Wildlife Biology

Kennie

Kennie

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

Meg

Meg

Title: Contest Coordinator
Tutor
Specialties:
Personal Statements
Science Writing
APA, Chicago, AP
Undergraduate Major: Anthropology

Rae

Rae

Title: Tutor
Specialties:
Literary Criticism
Thesis Statements
Undergraduate Major: English

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

A.R.

A.R.

Title: Creative Writing Coordinator
Lead Tutor
Specialties:
Creative Writing
Thesis Statements
Statements of Purpose
Resumes
Undergraduate Major: English

Callie B.

Callie B.

Title: Lead Tutor
Specialties:
Creative Writing
Literature
Organization
Undergraduate Major: English

Ellie

Ellie

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

Kat

Kat

Title: Media Coordinator
Tutor
Specialties:
Science Writing
AP Style Journalism
Sentence Structure & Organization
Undergraduate Major: English
Bilingual in Spanish and English

MariElena

MariElena

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

Natalie

Natalie

Title: Webcam Coordinator
Tutor
Specialties:
Grammar & Sentence Structure
Brainstorming
Social Science Writing
Undergraduate Major: Anthropology

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
Doctoral Major: Developmental Education, Literacy

Wyatt

Wyatt

Title: Graduate Tutor
Specialties:
Literary Criticism & Theory
English Language Learning (ELL)
Personal Statements & Resumes
Graduate Major: Literature
Fluent in Spanish & familiar with ASL

Callie S.

Callie S.

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

Rachel

Rachel

Title: Lead Tutor
Graduate Tutor
Specialties:
Children's literature & fairytales
Psychology
Brainstorming
Graduate Major: Literature
Competent in American Sign Language

Ryan

Ryan

Title: Workshop Co-Coordinator
Style Guide Workshop Lead
Graduate Tutor
Specialties:
Literary Criticism
Brainstorming
AP Style
Graduate Major: 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

Allison

Allison

Title: Veteran Tutor
Specialties:
Creative Writing
Organization
Brainstorming
Undergraduate Major: Social Work

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.

Dr. Deb Balzhiser

Dr. Deb Balzhiser

Writing Center Director
Associate Professor

PhD: English Studies
Masters: MS Writing
Undergraduate Major: English & Journalism
Undergraduate Minor: Composition & Linguistics

Ari Solcher

Ari

Writing Center Coordinator
Workshop Coordinator
Graduate Tutor

Graduate Major: MA Rhetoric & Composition
Undergraduate Major: Environmental Studies
Specialties:
ENG 1310 & 1320
Personal Statements
MLA, APA, & Chicago

Keri Fitzgerald

Keri Fitzgerald

Writing Center Assistant Director
Senior Lecturer

Masters: MA Literature
Undergraduate Major: English
Undergraduate Minor: Honors Studies