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Writers Workshop Staff

Carolyn Wisniewski, Director
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As a writer, teacher, and scholar, I’m committed to the particular learning that takes place during the one-to-one teaching of writing. Before joining the Workshop as its Director, I worked in four university writing centers, an athletic tutoring center, and a non-profit community literacy center. I have taught undergraduate and graduate courses in persuasive writing, public writing, writing research methods, composition theory and pedagogy, and writing center theory, research, and practice. My recent research includes qualitative and quantitative studies investigating the processes by which novice teachers of college composition develop pedagogical habits of mind and expertise in teaching writing. In 2018, I was awarded a research grant from the Council of Writing Program Administrators to support a study of how graduate instructors from across the curriculum learn to respond to student writing. I am also currently working with a team of writing center consultants to wrap up a mixed-method, comparative study of face-to-face and online tutorial sessions.

Though I come to Illinois most recently by way of Indiana, PA, I have also spent time in Tennessee, Arkansas, Idaho, Washington, and Michigan. When I’m not teaching, I enjoy cooking, reading hardboiled fiction, hiking, visiting natural history museums, and walking around town with my horgi (huskey-corgi mix), Barley, and my Great Pyrenees, Booger (from Boogertown Gap, Tenn.).

Allison - Assistant Director
Allison

I was born and raised in Ohio, where I completed my undergraduate coursework at Denison University. After graduating with a B.A. in English Literature, I worked in higher education administration before beginning my graduate work at the University of Illinois as a PhD student in Writing Studies. Working in Denison's Writing Center ignited my interest in composition studies and writing center studies, and I have enjoyed continuing this work in UIUC’s Writers Workshop. Throughout my graduate school career, I’ve taught Rhetoric 105, most recently in one of UIUC’s living-learning communities, and I’ve also appreciated the opportunity to work with undergraduates across campus via the Grand Challenge Learning initiative. In the Writers Workshop, I find it especially rewarding to help writers brainstorm and talk through their ideas. In my own research and writing, I seek to learn more about writing program administration, writing in residence hall settings, graduate writing groups, and writing at small liberal arts colleges. In my free time, I enjoy baking and going for walks with my husband and our 90-lb dog, Duke.

Logan - Assistant Director
Logan

Originally from San Francisco, I completed my MA in English at the University of Illinois, and I earned my BA in English and Communication Arts with an emphasis in film from the University of Wisconsin. As a PhD student in Writing Studies, I'm interested in more deeply understanding how writing and literacy practices unfold in community and non-university spaces. While in the past I've taught Writing Across Media (Informatics / Writing 303), Rhetoric 105, and community-based adult education, I'm currently teaching Writing 300, the Writers Workshop’s tutor training course for aspiring undergraduate writing consultants.
When consulting at the Writers Workshop, I particularly enjoy working with writers on their personal statements and application essays as well as with graduate students from across the disciplines on longer-form projects. When I’m not on campus, I enjoy pescetarian cooking, scary movies, and spending time with my two-cats—Shosanna and Calliope.


Writers Workshop Consultants

Albert
Albert

Hi, my name’s Albert. I’m a Computer Engineering student at UIUC. I look forward to assisting you on your writing!

I am available Sundays from 2-4pm (251 UGL) and Thursdays from 4-7pm (402 Grainger).

Ashley
Ashley

"My name is Ashley Oyirifi. I am currently working on a PhD in Human Nutrition. My overall research interest is in understanding how dietary patterns drive disease incidences and formulating prevention strategies. Currently, I study the molecular mechanisms behind the consumption of frying oil and breast cancer recurrence. I love food and chemicals! So, I find my work very rewarding. When I’m not in the laboratory, I like to spend time with my family and friends, particularly my husband Kwasi. We play a lot of tennis and basketball, and we love to eat together. Finally, I enjoy all things reading and writing. Oddly, I really appreciate reading and writing introductions to scientific manuscripts. I also like writing song lyrics. I look forward to engaging with Writers Workshop visitors and the many writing tasks and activities they bring."

I am available Sundays from 5:30-8:30pm (2010B Ikenberry); Mondays 1-4pm (251 UGL); Mondays from 4-5pm (UGL Drop-Ins); Wednesdays 1-2pm (251 UGL); and Wednesdays from 2-4pm (Online).

Aumaine
Aumaine

Hello, I’m Aumaine and I’m currently an MFA candidate in the English Department of UIUC. As a poet, I spend most of my time writing and reading (and reading about!) poetry, but in addition to teaching Creative Writing 106 this semester, I have experience teaching Rhetoric 105 and working as an ESL tutor for adults and children. I love helping others sharpen ideas through language and sharing conversation about writing projects in any genre.

I am available Sundays from 6-8pm (UGL Drop-Ins); Sundays from 8-9pm (251 UGL); Tuesdays from 11am-3pm (251 UGL); Wednesdays from 6-7pm (Online); Wednesdays from 7-8pm (UGL Drop-Ins); Wednesdays from 8-9pm (251 UGL); and Fridays from 10am-1pm (251 UGL)

Bri
Bri

 Bri is a second year PhD student in the English department focusing on writing studies, particularly queer and digital rhetorics. She obtained her MA in Composition with dual emphases in Literature and Applied Linguistics from California State University San Bernardino; she also earned a certification in Teaching English as a Second Language at CSUSB. She has previously worked at writing centers in southern California serving diverse domestic and international student populations. Additionally, she has worked as a personal tutor for California’s Department of Rehabilitation, assisting students with visual and physical disabilities.

I am available Sundays from 5-8pm (251 UGL); Sundays from 8-9pm (Online); Mondays from 5-8pm (251 UGL); Tuesdays from 1-4pm (402 Grainger); and Thursdays from 2-5pm (251 UGL).

Carrie
Carrie

Carrie is a PhD student in the Curriculum and Instruction department within the College of Education. She is interested in researching writing instruction in K-12 settings with a particular interest in teacher’s practice in general and multimodal composing practices, specifically how teachers navigate and support those practices. She has 14 years of teaching and tutoring experience in the New York City school system as well as an instructor for CI 476 – a course that focuses on how to teach writing in the elementary and middle grades. In her free time, Carrie enjoys writing for pleasure and looks forward to helping students find the writer inside themselves.

I am available Sundays from 4-5pm (251 UGL); Sundays from 5-7pm (Online); Wednesdays from 5-7pm (UGL Drop-Ins); and Thursdays from 4-6pm (Online).

Charla
Charla

I am a PhD Candidate in Political Science. I study comparative political behavior with an emphasis on information-processing, partisanship, and social identities. I earned my BA in Political Science and German at Grand Valley State University. With considerable writing experience in the social sciences, I am prepared to assist with theoretical and empirical writing, including quantitative analyses. I am also happy to help with anything from cover letters to personal statements to essays for coursework

I am available Mondays from 3-4pm (251 UGL); Mondays from 4-5pm (Online); Tuesdays from 5-6pm and 8-9pm (251 UGL); Tuesdays from 6-8pm (UGL Drop-Ins); Thursdays from 5-6pm and 7-8pm (251 UGL); Thursdays from 6-7pm (Online); and Thursdays from 8-9pm (UGL Drop-Ins).

Charles
Charles

I am currently a graduate student in Education Policy, Organization and Leadership Department in the College of Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). I completed my Master of Education in the History of Education during the Summer of 2016 and am currently pursuing my Ph.D. My research area interest includes examining how African-American slaves in the nineteenth century overcame a system of oppression to covertly gain literacy. I have several publications including an article in The Journal of Aesthetic Education. I am very excited to work at The Writers Workshop. 

I am available Sundays from 1-3pm (251 UGL); Tuesdays from 10-2pm (251 UGL); and Thursdays from 12-4pm (251 UGL).

Cherish
Cherish

Cherish is a sophomore majoring in English and Community Health with a minor in Informatics. She is in her second year of writing for Fastweb and is the reentry guide editor for Education Justice Project. She is going into her second year with the Writers Workshop, but she has tutored for roughly four years. Cherish is more familiar with MLA format and is proficient in Spanish. Her six years of debate experience have made her accustomed to assisting with argumentative writing and speaking as well as with general public speaking. Additionally, she has experience with personal statements, application essays, resumes, and cover letters. Apart from profile writing, Cherish is also able to provide feedback for creative writing pieces, such as poetry. She is the Secretary of UIUC’s Speech and Debate Team, Justice of the Illinois Student Government, and Prenatal Services Intern of Promise Healthcare. Cherish looks forward to assisting students with their writing, guiding their work towards a more impactful form.

I am available Tuesdays from 6-7pm (251 UGL).

Collin
Collin

I am a PhD candidate in political science, in my fifth year at UIUC. I study American political institutions with a focus on Congress. I earned my B.A. at the University of Nebraska and my J.D. at George Washington University. My background is focused on writing in the social sciences and humanities, but I am ready to help with anything from personal statements to reaction essays to research papers.

I am available Thursdays from 2-4pm (251 UGL).  

Dan
Dan

Hi! My name is Dan. I am a second-year Master in English (Writing Studies). I earned my Bachelor’s degrees in English Literature and Secondary Education at Kansas State University. I also worked as a writing consultant there for a year and a half. At UIUC, I have taught RHET 105, and I am currently a peer mentor for new instructors. My research interests include transnational experience, multilingual writing, cross-cultural learning, and tutor training.

I am available Wednesdays from 5:30-8:30pm (2010B Ikenberry); Thursdays from 2-4pm and 5-6pm (251 UGL); and Thursdays from 4-5pm (UGL Drop-Ins).  

Emily
Emily

Emily is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Education Policy, Organization, and Leadership studies, with a concentration in Philosophy of Education, at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Her research interests include human agency and freedom; language and literacy acquisition; pluralism and the “culture wars”; and the philosophy and history of homeschooling.

I am available Mondays from 5-6pm (UGL Drop-Ins); Mondays from 6-7pm (251 UGL); and Wednesdays from 3-5pm (251 UGL).

Eric
Eric

I was born in Taiwan but grew up mostly in California. I received my BA in English literature (with 19th century British literature being my main interest) from Reed College in Portland, OR, and now I’m 2nd year master’s student in TESL. Before I arrived at UIUC, I spent a year teaching ESL at a university in China, and I currently TA in the ESL service courses at UIUC. I am interested in ESL writers and multilingual writing, but I look forward to working with writers of all backgrounds!  I am most familiar with argumentative writing in the humanities and research papers, though I also enjoy working on personal statements and writings from other genres.

I am available Sundays from 1-5pm (251 UGL); Tuesdays from 1-4pm (251 UGL); and Fridays from 1-4pm (251 UGL).

Erin
Erin

Erin is a PhD student in the English Department with minors in Gender and Women’s Studies and Queer Studies. Prior to coming to UIUC, they completed their MA in English Literature at the University at Buffalo and their BA in English and Psychology from Lynchburg College. Their research focuses on queer theory and embodiment. They have taught Rhetoric and Composition and currently work with Rhetoric Program administration at UIUC. Erin has areas of expertise in Chicago Style and English, GWS, and Psychology discipline-specific papers.

I am available Mondays from 10am-12pm (251 UGL); Wednesdays from 6-7pm (UGL Drop-Ins); Wednesdays from 7-9pm (Online); Thursdays from 10am-2pm (251 UGL); and Fridays from 10am-2pm (402 Grainger).

Evin
Evin

I’m a Ph.D. student in the English department with a concentration in Writing Studies. My academic interests include composition studies, rhetorics of space, masculinity studies, and writing center studies/theory. Hailing (mostly) from Guthrie, Oklahoma, I got my bachelor’s in English and my Master’s in Composition, Rhetoric, and Literacy at the University of Oklahoma. While there, I worked in the Oklahoma Writing Center, and taught regular and Honors sections of Composition I & II, as well as Technical Writing. I currently teach Rhetoric in the Undergraduate Rhetoric Program here at Illinois.

I am available Thursdays from 4-5pm (251 UGL).

Helen
Helen

I am a PhD student in English at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). I earned my MA in English at UIUC and a BA in English with an Art minor from Westminster College. At UIUC, I am working on a certificate in Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies (HGMS), and I co-organize The Future of Trauma and Memory Studies (FTMS), a faculty and graduate student reading group. My research interests include 20th and 21st century U.S. ethnic and indigenous literatures, trauma and memory studies, and postcolonial, diaspora, and migration studies. As a Ronald E. McNair Scholar, I understand the importance of mentorship and community to foster the growth of writers, from novice to seasoned scholars. I look forward to contributing as an Assistant Director to the Writers Workshop community and working with writers!

I am available Wednesdays from 3-4pm (251 UGL).

Kasey
Kasey

 Kasey is a fourth year Doctor of Musical Arts Candidate in Vocal Performance and Literature at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and this is her third year working as a Consultant for the Writers Workshop. She is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) and the American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA). Before coming to the University of Illinois, she was an Assistant Professor of Voice Performance at Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York. She spent the previous 13 years teaching at Elmira College in Elmira, New York and The 171 Cedar Arts Center in Corning New York. Kasey is an award-winning vocal artist, an active performer, and is also a Professor of Voice at Millikin University. One of Kasey’s passions is the use of music as a tool for healing and mental health. She strives to help clients achieve their goals and believes that any goal is possible if the desire and drive to achieve are present.

I am available Mondays from 2-5pm (251 UGL); Tuesdays from 5:30-8:30pm (2010B Ikenberry); and Wednesdays from 2-6pm (251 UGL).

Krish
Krish

I am a graduate student in Environmental Engineering, with a focus on energy-water-environment sustainability. I received my Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois in 2017. In the past, I have tutored lower classmen during my time as their resident adviser, and mentored older international students transitioning to English at the Intensive English Institute. I was in the same classes as some of you engineers out there not that long ago; I understand the challenges you are faced with. I would be glad to help you out with challenges associated with communicating effectively in the engineering field, from technical reports and journal papers, to resumes and cover letters. I am fluent in Hindi and competent in French. When I am not working, I like traveling, playing outdoors and reading. I look forward to working with you at the Writer’s Workshop!

I am is available Sundays from 1-5pm (251 UGL); Mondays from 5-7pm (251 UGL); and Tuesdays from 2-6pm (251 UGL).

Kyle
Kyle

Kyle is a graduate student returning to the University of Illinois in the School of Labor and Employment Relations following a year in India as a fellow with the American Institute of Indian Studies. Previously, he was a graduate student in Musicology within the School of Music, served several years as an instructor for Music in World Cultures (a writing intensive course), and is a recipient of the Foreign Language and Areas Studies Fellowship from the Center for Global Studies. He is an advanced level Hindi speaker, with experience in technical and business writing, resumes and cover letters, thesis strategy and development, music studies, the humanities, academic writing and research, and MLA and Chicago style guides. He has served on numerous advisory boards and student organizations, and was previously a graduate assistant in the Graduate College Career Development Office. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music with a minor in English from Western Illinois University. He was trained as an opera singer, sitar player, and enjoys cooking and trying new foods.

I am available Tuesdays from 10am-12pm (251 UGL); Tuesdays from 1-3pm (101 Burrill); Thursdays from 5:30-8:30pm (2010B Ikenberry); and Fridays from 1-3pm (101 Burrill).

Lara
Lara

Hello, my name is Lara, and I’m a sophomore here at UIUC. I am a double major in English Literature and Psychology, and I have been tutoring English for two years now. I am most familiar with argumentative essays, but I also have substantial experience with creative writing and application essays. While I’m most well versed in literature and psychology, I am comfortable helping people with writing about everything from biology to engineering! When I’m not tutoring at the Writer’s Workshop, I’m working on my novel, reading a book, or working on essays of my own.

I am available Sundays from 3-5pm (251 UGL); Tuesdays from 3-4pm (251 UGL); and Tuesdays from 4-5pm (Online).

Laura
Laura

 I am a senior majoring in English and minoring in Secondary Education. I am interested in literature (specifically 20th century American literature), argumentative writing and speaking, and creative writing. I am most familiar with MLA, application essays, and cover letters. In addition to working at the Writers Workshop, I tutor English and coach cross-country and track and field at Centennial High School in Champaign. I also coach club track during the summer in the suburbs of Chicago.

I am available Mondays from 7-8pm (251 UGL); Mondays from 8-9pm (UGL Drop-Ins); Thursdays, 6-7pm (251 UGL); and Thursdays from 7-8pm (UGL Drop-Ins).

Lisa
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 I received my MA in Teaching ESL, with a specialization in Writing Studies, at UIUC and have taught at universities in China and Vietnam, Boston, California, and New York. I am now working on a PhD in Global Studies in Education, focusing on changing approaches to writing in increasingly multilingual classrooms. I began my work with English language and writing when I lived in Amsterdam, NL for twenty years – as an academic editor, teacher, short story writer, and pirate radio presenter. Currently, I also teach at the Intensive English Institute, volunteer with the Education Justice Project training incarcerated men to teach ESL, and assist international graduate students and their families at Orchard Downs housing, as a Community Aide. I love being part of the thoughtful, dynamic, global culture at the U of I.
For the FA2018 semester I will be working at UGL, PAR and Grainger Library.

I am available Sundays from 1-5pm (106 PAR); Mondays from 1-4pm (251 UGL); Wednesdays from 3-6pm (402 Grainger); and Thursdays from 10am-1pm (402 Grainger).

Maria
Maria

I am currently a PhD student in English with a concentration in Writing Studies. My research interests include multilingual writing, translingualism, writing center and writing program theory and administration, and composition pedagogy. I have taught Rhetoric 105 and am currently teaching INFO/WRIT 303 “Writing Across Media.” I particularly enjoy working with writers in the early stages of their writing processes and on long-term projects.

I am available Thursdays from 5-7pm (UGL Drop-Ins); Thursdays from 7-8pm (Online); Thursdays from 8-9pm (251 UGL); and Fridays from 10am-1pm (251 UGL).

Michelle V
Michelle V

I am an undergraduate junior at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign studying Creative Writing and Sociology. I specialize in structural formatting as well as creative writing stories. I have previously worked as a writing tutor for junior-high school students at a selective enrollment summer-education program. I am passionate about writing, tutoring, and social sciences

I am available Mondays from 12-2pm (251 UGL); Mondays from 3-6pm (251 UGL); Tuesdays from 11am-12pm (251 UGL); and Wednesdays from 12pm-2pm (251 UGL).

Patrick
Patrick

I’m a doctoral student in the English department with years of experience using MLA and Chicago style guides. I’m familiar with scholarship in a wide variety of humanities disciplines, and would love to help you prepare and/or revise class assignments, research papers, thesis chapters, scholarly articles, or talks and presentations.

I am available Mondays from 10am-2pm (251 UGL); Tuesdays from 3-6pm (251 UGL); Wednesdays from 11am-2pm (251 UGL); and Thursdays 6pm-9pm (251 UGL).

Richard
Richard

Born in California, raised in Colorado, I made my way to Illinois to pursue a joint MD/PhD here at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. My PhD work is in Comparative Literature, which at first glance seems like a strange discipline to combine with medicine. However, I have discovered in the course of my program that the two fields, different as they are, have a synergy that allows me to do both better than if I had done either in isolation. One of the skills that has benefitted greatly from this synergy is writing. I have always loved writing, but I feel like I have only recently begun to understand what writing truly “is.” This understanding has in turn made writing more pleasurable, more efficacious and more fascinating for me. As a writer’s workshop consultant, my goal is to cultivate within the space of an hour the sort of “discovery of writing” that I have experienced in my program so that all writers, from first year undergraduates writing their first academic essays to doctoral candidates polishing their dissertations, can reap the benefits of truly understanding what this complex process entails.

I am available Mondays from 3-6pm (251 UGL) and Fridays from 1-4pm (251 UGL).

Sarah D
Sarah D

I am a former high school and middle school English teacher and a doctoral student in Curriculum & Instruction and Writing Studies.  My dissertation research focuses on writing in engineering and science, so I am happy to support writing across disciplines in the humanities and science.  I enjoy problem-solving and collaborating on writing, so I am excited to join the Writer’s Workshop

I am available Mondays from 5:30-8:30pm (2010B Ikenberry); Wednesdays from 11am-3pm (402 Grainger); and Thursdays from 10am-1pm (251 UGL).

Sarah P
Sarah P

I am an undergraduate student pursuing a dual bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Creative Writing with a minor in Cinema Studies. I have varied interests and feel comfortable helping people across all disciplines; however, my main interests include film and literature. In the past, I’ve also worked with graduate school applicants in developing their personal statements. I enjoy working with students at all points in the writing process-- from brainstorming to revising a final draft.

I am available Sundays from 7-8pm (251 UGL); Sundays from 8-9pm (UGL Drop-Ins); Mondays from 11am-1pm (251 UGL); Tuesdays from 5-6pm (Online); Tuesdays from 6-7pm (251 UGL); and Wednesdays from 11am-1pm (251 UGL).

Sarah Z
Sarah Z

Sarah is a first-year graduate student pursuing her Master’s in Library and Information Science, where her interests lies in public librarianship, instruction, and user access. She earned her Bachelor’s in History with a concentration in American History and a minor in Creative Writing from Knox College in 2013. Before UIUC she also worked as a peer writing tutor at Knox College, and as a TA in multiple fiction workshops. She is most experienced with the Chicago Manual of Style, but also has experience in MLA format. She enjoys helping writers discover how to turn their amorphous ideas into clarity and organization. Her hobbies include curating her Goodreads “Want to Read” list and fussing over her houseplants.

I am available Sundays from 3-5pm (Online); Sundays, from 5-6pm (251 UGL); Mondays from 6-8pm (UGL Drop-Ins); Mondays from 8-9pm (251 UGL); Thursdays from 3-5pm (101 Burrill); and Fridays from 12pm-4pm (251 UGL).

Siddharth
Siddharth

I am a graduate student from the Industrial and Enterprise Systems Engineering Department with a concentration in Operations Research. I have had a diverse academic exposure with an undergrad in Electrical Engineering. Over the last one year, I have had extensive experience in teaching Engineering courses. My areas of strength include (but not limited to) personal statements and technical writing in engineering. Looking forward to meeting you through the Writers Workshop!

I am available Tuesdays from 5-8pm (251 UGL); Tuesdays from 8-9pm (UGL Drop-Ins); and Fridays from 10am-1pm (251 UGL).

Sullivan
Sullivan

 Sullivan is a third-year undergraduate in Creative Writing, with a focus on short fiction and non-fiction. He is trained and practiced in writing for Rhetoric, academic persuasive writing, literary/historical analysis, journalistic writing, and creative writing (including short fiction, poetry, and non-fiction). He has had professional experience writing in both marketing and public relations. In his second year, Sullivan coached Juniors and Seniors writing for job and graduate school applications: including personal statements, cover letters, and resumes. He coached students in fields including Finance, the humanities, and STEM. He is experienced in both MLA and APA formats.

I am available Sundays from 1-3pm (Online); Tuesdays from 4-5pm (251 UGL); Tuesdays from 5-6pm (UGL Drop-Ins); and Thursdays from 3-5pm (251 UGL).

Thomas
Thomas

I am a PhD candidate in Political Science at UIUC. My primary field of research is international relations with a focus on peace and conflict. I earned my B.S. at Luleå University of Technology, Sweden, and my M.A. in Political Science from Oklahoma State University. In addition to my role as a consultant with the Writing Center, you can usually find me teaching classes for the Political Science Department and the Global Studies Program.

I am available Mondays from 5-6pm and 8-9pm (251 UGL); Mondays from 6-8pm (Online); Tuesdays from 2-4pm (251 UGL); Tuesdays from 4-5pm (UGL Drop-Ins); Wednesdays from 2-4pm (251 UGL); and Wednesdays from 4-5pm (UGL Drop-Ins).

Tiffany
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I am a doctoral candidate in the Department of Education Policy, Organization and Leadership studying social and cultural foundations in education. Broadly, I am interested in issues and concepts linked to Black Feminism, the U.S. South, speculative studies, and teacher education. Prior to attending the University of Illinois, I completed my undergraduate degree in History Secondary Education at the University of West Georgia and was a social studies teacher in Atlanta Public Schools.
The experience that I have with writing is working with high school students and as a returning 6th year consultant with the Writers Workshop. In addition to teaching high school students, I also work as a writing instructor with Principal's Scholars Program, a UIUC initiative to prepare "underrepresented" students for college readiness.  
The types of writing that I am familiar working with include the following: reading reflections and responses, course papers, persuasive essays, argumentative essays, scholarship applications, and personal statements. The citation styles that I am most familiar with are APA and Chicago Manual Style. I look forward to the continued rewarding opportunity to collaborate with those persons visiting the Writers Workshop.

I am available Mondays from 2-6pm (402 Grainger); Tuesdays from 12-2pm (251 UGL); Wednesdays from 5-6pm and 8-9pm (UGL Drop-Ins); Wednesdays from 6-8pm (251 UGL); and Thursdays from 12-3pm (251 UGL).

Tom
Tom

I am a third year graduate student pursuing an MBA and a Master’s degree in Human Resources and Industrial Relations. I received my Bachelor’s degree in 2014 from Ball State University, where I studied Creative and Professional Writing. I also worked at the Ball State Writing Center, where I helped writers on a variety of assignments, from personal statements to rhetorical analyses to short stories. I enjoy working with writers on pretty much any type of writing, and especially love to help them develop and refine not only their piece, but their writing skills as well. This is my third year working in the Illinois Writers Workshop.

I am available Mondays from 3-5pm (101 Burrill); Tuesdays from 6-8pm (Online); Tuesdays from 8-9pm (251 UGL); Wednesdays from 10am-2pm (UGL); Wednesdays from 3-5pm (101 Burrill); and Thursdays from 10am-1pm (251 UGL).

Zach
Zach

Hi! I’m a Civil Engineering graduate student in the Global Leaders in Construction Management program. Reading, traveling, and playing soccer are a few of my passions. I specialize in business writing and technical writing. Additionally, I have experience working with resumes and cover letters. Looking forward to working with you!

I am available Sundays from 5-7pm and 8pm-9pm (251 UGL) and from 7-8pm (Online), Tuesdays from 7-9pm (251 UGL), and Wednesdays, 10am-2pm (251 UGL)