FALL 2013 TUTORS
Hello everyone, my name is Paul Christian , and I am just starting my second semester this fall. I am currently in the Engineering program, and planning to transfer and finish a four-year degree, most likely at New Paltz. I moved here to New York last fall, and I really like it so far. Outside of class I enjoy traveling (new places especially), reading and scuba diving. This will be my first time working in the Writing Center, or even tutoring at all - it should be a great experience, and I am really looking forward to seeing you all in there. As a non-traditional student, I will take an extra year to finish up here at Dutchess, so hopefully I will have plenty of time to spend in the Writing Center, getting to know all of you - thanks!
Vanessa Cordero I am a writer. I spend much of my time writing creatively and reading. So far, I have only experimented with short fiction and poetry, but I hope to write novels as I become a better and more confident writer. My other hobbies include music and art. I have been playing guitar since I was ten. I also use art to add to my literature and create visual aids for my work.
Hello peers! My name is
, and this is my third semester at DCC. I've tutored throughout high school, and I'm very excited to begin tutoring at the Writing Center. I'd like to share with you many of the skills I have learned
that made me a better writer. Whether you need help brainstorming or just want a grammar check, I hope to be able to help in any way I can. We hope to see you soon and frequently in the Writing Center.
My name is Steve Groh . I enjoy reading, writing, and learning. My desire is to become an investigative journalist both here and overseas and try my best to eliminate poverty and other social problems. I love differant cultures-- something that will fit right in to my major. This year is my last at Dutchess, and I plan to transfer to Nyack College, a private school in southern New York State.
Hello, everyone! My name is Andrea Monteleone , and this is my second semester at Dutchess, and I am really excited to be a part of the Writing Center community! I am currently a Liberal Arts and Science-Humanities Honors major, but when I transfer I plan to major in museum studies. My goal in life is to become a museum curator in London, UK! My passions are history, reading, writing, and laughing. I look forward to this opportunity to meet new people and to help in any way that I can. I hope that I can influence my fellow writers that writing can be something that they can enjoy and excel at.
Hi. I'm Tina Staniscia , a non-traditional student in my third semester at DCC. Next to my family, words are my passion. Whether written or spoken, words continually fascinate me. Being in the LAH program has improved my writing and conversational skills and has also piqued my curiosity on so many levels. By being part of the Writing Center team, I hope to mentor my fellow students so they too can love words, not fear them.
Hi there. I’m Tracy Stano , and I’m currently a freshman at DCC. I like theater, reading, and attempting to catch the crazy plotlines running through my head and crafting them into some substantial words fit for a story. I have aspirations of becoming a high school English teacher, so the opportunity that the Writing Center is giving me is amazing. I’m looking forward to working with you all, but I can’t do that if you don’t visit the Writing Center. So do that, and maybe you’ll have me as a tutor, and I could help you with your paper, we could grab some food, and we could be friends.
I, Serena Starzyk , am not mathematical. In fact, I am the farthest from a computable set of equations; I am spontaneous and malleable. I am, however, a writer, and perhaps I can help you who run by numbers and figures. That is, please let me read your paper! It is one of my favorite things to do, to learn from others and share perspectives. Therefore, I think we can be a bit of help to each other. How about it?
Hello everyone! I'm Kate Sullivan , a business administration major, and this is my fifth semester at DCC. I have been looking forward to this semester and more specifically becoming a tutor here at the Writing Center! While I am very tickled to be a part of this wonderful group of tutors, I was once on the other side of the desk. I hope that my insight and experience can alleviate any stress or concern that anyone has about coming to the Writing Center. Outside of school I work at Starbucks as well as at a chiropractor's office; I spend my actual "free time" indoor rock climbing and kickboxing. I couldn't be more excited to be here and am willing help any way that I can!
Hi! My name is Joshua Tubbiola, and I’m an aviation student here at DCC. Flying airplanes is my passion and my future career, and I take great pride in saying that I’m a pilot. Guitar, piano, reading and writing are a few of my hobbies, as well as anything that involves problem solving or building. Unlike most of the students at DCC, I was home schooled: the same teacher, same classroom, same everything for twelve years, and I’m very happy that I was raised that way. In general, I love to learn anything, because I don’t think you can ever know or do enough!
Hello! My name is Joshua Wright , and I major in both Liberal Arts in Science (LAX) and Nursing-- now that's a whole lot of Biology. The reason why I enjoy the health field is because I have always had a huge passion to heal, The fact that many people are unable to live their life to the "fullest," as a result of sickness, strongly disturbs me. If I can help just one person heal and be able to enjoy his/her life without the worries of sickness, then I will feel a huge sense of accomplishment. However, my goal is not just to help one but millions. My willingness to help others is not limited to the field of health but instead acts as key value for my morals; and because of that, I enjoy the opportunity to assist students as a tutor in the Writing Center.
Hello everyone! My name is Keara Wright , and this is my third semester here at DCC. I am currently in the Liberal Arts and Sciences: Humanities Honors sequence, and am continuously exploring career possibilities. I love playing sports, reading, traveling, and writing. I have been lucky enough to have had excellent teachers who have taken the time to help me become a confident writer, and I hope that I may be of similar help to you. Feel free to stop into the Writing Center where I and an excellent team are more than willing to look over your paper. Looking forward to meeting all you beautiful people!
Professor, English and Director of the Writing Center Last year was the Writing Center's busiest ever. More and more students are using our tutoring services to strengthen their writing and thinking skills, improve course grades, and enjoy a comfortable campus home where they find new friends. This year we aim to experiment with some new writing technologies that might give writers tools to capture and process their sessions, enhancing the opportunities for revision. firstname.lastname@example.org
Professor, English and Director of the Teaching Resource Project The focus of the Teaching Resource Project is the Roundtable Lunch Project, a bi-weekly discussion on issues of teaching that brings together faculty and staff from across the disciplines. The Writing Center also sponsors an annual professional development workshop for faculty. In addition, at instructors’ requests, we offer workshops to students and classes in subjects such as writing research papers and taking essay exams. email@example.com
Teaching Lab Assistant, Writing Center Computer Lab Hi, I am usually the first face you will see when you enter the Writing Center. I’ve been here for about twelve years now, and each semester presents its own challenges as well as joys. I am here to share both with you. I often get questions ranging from, "Do you know what time the bus comes to the Main Mall," to "How do I create a database in Microsoft Access?" So feel free to stop by and drain every fiber of my being! Just kidding, looking forward to your visit. firstname.lastname@example.org
Lou Reid, Professional Tutor Greetings! This is my first semester at DCC, and I am excited to work with my Composition students and with all of the students who visit our Writing Center. Whether it be an outline, first draft, or the ninth revision of an essay, take-home test, or term paper, I’m eager to discuss and analyze your work with you. After earning a Master’s Degree in Literature from SUNY New Paltz in December of 2012, I’ve been studying race and gender relations in American sports, ESL theory and pedagogy, and percussion theory. When I’m not teaching, tutoring, or reading, I play the drums in an electronica band. I look forward to meeting you -- best of luck!"
Henry Ricci, Professional Tutor I am excited to be here working with you on any and all writing assignments but very interested in seeing creative writing assignments as well. From my years of tutoring here in the Writing Center, I am again proposing the "money back guarantee" for your session because I know you and your paper will benefit from the experience, and you will enjoy yourself. How can you go wrong with that? I received my Master's from Western Connecticut State University in Danbury, Connecticut in English with a writing concentration and am a professional writing tutor here at Dutchess. PS. The administration has not (yet) approved my guarantee idea, but stay tuned!