Tutors and Staff


Hi everyone! I'm  Andrea Bialosuknia , an LAH major here at DCC. As a part-time student who's been here for a few years, I'm really excited to continue tutoring in the WC. When I'm not here, I can be found consuming various forms of media, attempting to cook, hiking, reading and writing (shocker), shouting about television, and trying to learn new things. I’ve always enjoyed writing, and it means a lot to be able to work with other students and help them become more comfortable with their voices as writers. Everyone’s got something worth saying; working in the Writing Center, it’s just rewarding to have a part in that process.


Hello! My name is Victoria Critton and I am currently working toward obtaining my degree in human services at Dutchess, with a focus on psychology. My first session at the Writing Center was during the spring 2015 college semester. The reason for my visit was originally due to a professor I’d had. The professor offered extra credit to any students in the class who chose to have their papers reviewed by a Writing Center tutor. I LOVE extra credit so I didn't hesitate to break down the Center's door in order to attain it. By the end of that semester, consistently reviewing and improving my papers, by working one-on-one with the tutors there, led to straight As and a sizable scholarship. In addition to this, once the tutor staff became used to me breaking down the door, it led to an incredible chance to become a peer tutor. I am motivated to assist my fellow students, as much as I have been assisted, through the remarkable opportunity of joining the Writing Center team!

Hey everyone. I am Diana Cruz , a Liberal Arts and Humanities major. I planning on transferring soon and majoring in political science. Beside school, I enjoy visiting art galleries, watching documentaries, and reading large books. I look forward to collaborating with you on your writing assignments.  


Hello, my name is Eric Tomik . I am a business administration major with aspirations to transfer to a four-year school. This is my second semester at Dutchess, and my first semester as a tutor for DCC. I also serve as a Volunteer Tutor for the Children's Home in Poughkeepsie. Outside of school, I like to stay active in the community. I am a volunteer on the Board Committee for Dutchess Outreach, and I help assist the community luncheon for the Westminster Presbyterian Church. I enjoy helping others achieve and succeed, and I look forward to spending this semester helping you!






Leigh Williams, 
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.  williams@sunydutchess.edu 

Edwina Gray
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. gray@sunydutchess.edu

Jeffrey Canino

Jeffrey Canino – Professional Tutor  As a professional tutor here at DCC, my goal is to assist your writing needs in any way I can. Be it brainstorming, outlining, drafting, or revising that has you stressed out, you can count on me as a trusted reader to help guide you through the sometimes daunting (but always rewarding) writing process. I received my M.A. in English Literature from SUNY New Paltz. In addition to my work here at the Writing Center, I'm an instructor of composition and literature at several local universities. I look forward to working with you this semester!


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!