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Director: Dr. Jackie Grutsch McKinney
Administrative Assistant: Melissa Hull
Associate Director of Online Tutoring: Liz Whiteacre
Assistant Directors: Kat Greene and Phuong Minh Tran
Morgan Aprill is an English literature major with minors in Spanish and
Professional Writing. She is most familiar with MLA format but also has
experience with APA style. She loves helping others organize their ideas and
working on research papers.
Jessica Berg is a post-baccalaureate student seeking a license for English Education and ESL. She
has an undergraduate degree in English Literature with minors in Linguistics and Japanese, and she
loves working on formal essays, research papers, and creative projects. She’s especially interested in
helping students develop techniques that will strengthen their future projects.
Gabbi Boyd is
a Theatre major with minors in creative writing and digital media. She
is also a student in the Honors College who is practiced in “the Method.” She
especially loves helping students use rhetoric and logic to craft specific and
double majoring in Japanese and Creative Writing. She is most familiar
with MLA but occasionally does APA. She loves helping others brainstorm or get started
on their papers and also enjoys helping students create multimodal projects.
Hannah Fulton is a Secondary English
Education major. She enjoys helping people craft research into material that
will be useful for papers. Hannah also loves to brainstorm with people on
thesis ideas, word choices, and directions for papers. Another thing that
Hannah is interested in is helping non-native speakers of English with their
Katherine "Kat" Greene is a PhD
student studying rhetoric and composition with an interest in creative
non-fiction. She is currently teaching ENG 104 and is familiar with MLA
and APA style. She looks forward to helping you with your academic and creative
Kathryn Hampshire is a Literature major with minors in Leadership Studies and Technical Theatre.
She enjoys helping writers with brainstorming, research, thesis statements,
organization, grammar, quote integration, and MLA citations. She has experience
with several different types of essays, including research papers, comparative
critiques, intensive/extensive analyses, and annotated bibliographies. She is
also involved with the Ball State Daily
News as a features reporter.
Natalie Kellner is majoring in
Deaf Education. Her dream is to teach reading and writing to students who
communicate primarily through American Sign Language. Familiar with the Honors
program and both APA and MLA citations, she especially enjoys helping others
with organization and research.
Yuanyuan Liao is a PhD student in Applied Linguistics who is interested in metaphor studies,
corpus studies in contrastive linguistics, translation studies, cross-culture influence, and language
teaching. She has experience teaching ENG 103 and ENG 104. She enjoys helping others
generate topics and ideas, organize their contents and structures, and use library database to find
sources and do research.
a Philosophy major with an entrepreneurial spirit. In addition to writing
experience spanning professional research, musicals, and
everything between, Zach has extensive web design and graphic arts
experience. He enjoys helping other develop their work while passing on the
skills and techniques he has learned.
Netherton is an English Education major. She is outgoing and loves to help students succeed in their
writing endeavors. Madison
especially loves to analyze poetry and help students realize the uses of
language not just in school papers, but in the real world as well.
Oesterling is studying Secondary English Education and minoring in
Spanish. She enjoys creative
writing as well as research, literary analysis, and critical papers. Emily is comfortable organizing
thoughts and conducting beneficial research.
O’Leary is an English Studies major with interests in
creative writing, research, and languages. She has previous experience tutoring
non-native speakers in English and enjoys helping those with
grammar difficulties as well as structural problems in their writing.
Amory Orchard is an English Rhetoric major with minors in creative writing
and digital media. Her favorite stage of the writing process is brainstorming,
as she loves helping others develop their ideas and find their unique voice. She
looks forward to working with you!
Emilie Schiess is studying English and ESL (English as
a Second Language) Education. She plans to teach abroad and learn new languages
during her travels. She enjoys helping others brainstorm ideas, annotate
research, and organize arguments. She is also glad to help analyze and critique
literature, review creative writing, and create multimodal projects.
Ramona Simmons is a
Criminal Justice major, minoring in Spanish and the Psychology of
Human Development. Her strong suits lie in the areas of generating topic
ideas, constructing research papers, and writing creatively (especially
poetry). She views the sessions as a way to converse with other writers to
expand their writing capabilities, as well as encourage new ideas and
points of view.
Phuong Minh Tran is a Master’s student in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) and
a Graduate Assistant for the Writing Program. With her research focus in
teaching composition to ESL students, she has experience in helping international
students with their composition projects. An instructor of ENG 104 sections,
Phuong is happy to work with you on any stage of the writing process, from
brainstorming to revising.
Vollmer is a Creative Writing major with
a minor in Professional Writing and Emerging Medias. She loves helping others express themselves through writing
whether that be creatively or through an academic venue. By helping others find
reliable sources through research and maximizing the writer’s vocabulary and
interest in the topic, she hopes to help students realize their full potential
Wynn is an Organizational Communication major with a
minor in Sociology. She loves
helping others organize and strengthen their writing skills. Jameshia likes helping others
understand that writing is important, and it starts with perfecting your own.
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