Tutors and Staff

FALL, 2014 TUTORS

Hi everyone! I'm Andrea Bialosuknia , a part-time student at DCC. Even though I've been attending classes here for a few years, I'm just now starting to engage with the school and campus more fully; this semester, tutoring in the WC is one of the most exciting opportunities for me to do this. I've always loved writing, both the action and process as well as what we can create through it. It means a lot to me to be able to work with other students and help them become more comfortable with their voice as writers. I know it isn't easy--I'm still working on that bit myself--but being able to give voice to our ideas is one of the most powerful skills we can learn. The Writing Center is an incredible
on-campus resource to help us in that effort, and I'm so glad to have a part in it.

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Hej! My name is Miriam Bourin. I'm a multi-lingual Swede who is passionate about language - both spoken and written. Your success in life highly depends on how well you can communicate and get your message through to the world around you. The ability to communicate is the single most useful skill that you will need and use throughout your life. I promote eloquence, elegance and simplicity. Let me help you get started to be a great communicator!

“Without knowing the force of words, it is impossible to know more.” - Confucius

Hello everyone, my name is Paul Christian , and I am  starting my third 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!

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.

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Michael Delman I will never forget the time I have spent at DCC. Everyday it seemed like something was changing, some part of my life was shifting and rearranging itself. I moved away from art and the passions that had once been my everything, and found new interests in the school's fantastic public speaking and writing departments. I made bonds- finding friendships in amazing, courageous students and inspiring teachers, teachers who did not just suffice themselves with reading from a text, but instead took an active part in helping to guide and shape the students around them, myself included. There have been challenges- the cost, the work, and the classes themselves. But if my time at Dutchess taught me anything, it is that every challenge can be conquered. I feel blessed for the time I have had in these halls and among these people and am thankful for the opportunities this school has given me. More so the opportunity the Writing Center itself has given me to give back to Dutchess, to help the students here as they have helped me. I am excited to tackle this new puzzle as a tutor and to be a part of this amazing school.

 

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Hi! My name is Daniel Molloy and this will be my third semester here at Dutchess Community College. Last year, I attended DCC as a high school senior from Arlington High School in LaGrangeville, New York via the Bridge Program. Currently, I am an Honors Program student enrolled in the Liberal Arts & Humanities honors tract. I decided to stay here at DCC and finish my degree because I was truly astonished by all of the incredible opportunities that this college has afforded me: from my position as Vice President of the Political Science & International Relations Club (and soon to be Presidency!), to a seat in Vassar College’s National Model United Nations course, in which I was named Head Delegate of our delegation, as well as being awarded the distinguished title of Chief Justice of DCC’s Student Government Association (SGA), for which I will be serving as such during this academic year. I am beyond excited to begin my work as a tutor here in the Writing Center! Writing has always been one of my many passions as well as one of my greatest ongoing challenges! I truly believe writing to be continuous learning process through which we may develop the skills and know-how to become better students, citizens, and even individuals by building upon prior knowledge and experience to further enhance our analytical capabilities as well as our methods of conveying thought, theses, and rationale.

Remember, “Education For a Democracy of Excellence”. 

 

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Hello everyone. My name is Joshua Neil . This fall semester will be my last at DCC. I am in the General Studies program with a concentration in psychology. After DCC, I will be spending time in the Air Force to accomplish a goal of mine of serving and trying out a new life experience and challenge. I hope to also receive my bachelor's in psychology after leaving DCC. Outside of school, I enjoy traveling, photography, reading and writing short stories. This will be my first time working in the Writing Center and being a tutor. I am looking forward to working in the Writing Center and getting to interact and assist you all with your writing. I will do my best to help you in whatever way to the best of my ability. 

 

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Hi, my name is Sean Nichols , and I look forward to getting to know any of my fellow peers through one of the greatest expressions of the mind: writing! I have been enrolled at Dutchess Community College for four semesters and hope to make my fourth the most intellectually challenging and rich yet. My college major is a major decision I have not been sure about until now. I have taken engineering, music, and general science courses --all of which were part of a wonderful educational experience. However, not until very recently have I discovered a passion for the infinite arrangement of words. I intend to major in English with a concentration in creative writing. So, let the papers and due dates come and perhaps together we can learn to take on and appreciate any writing assignments that come our way while, of course, always working to enhance our abilities as writers.

 

S'up world; my name is Aidan O'Callaghan and I'm a freshman at DCC in my second semester. I've loved to read and write my entire life, and have been employed at the Red Hook and Hyde Park Observers (local newspapers) as a contributing writer and journalist since late 2012. I am extremely excited to begin tutoring in the Writing Center, as I can think of nothing I'd like to do more than facilitate better writing and assist my fellow students in achieving their academic aspirations.

Hi, my name is Zack Remling . This is my third semester here at Dutchess Community College, and my first working in the Writing Center. It is my personal belief that all writing should be short and sweet, so I am going to be as quick as I can. I joined the Writing Center because college has brought about some great changes in my own writing over the last year. It is my impression that
working in the Writing Center will be a great chance for me to explore my own writing further, and at the same time help others find theirown style of writing. I'm decently knowledgeable in most subjects, which I feel will allow me to help any and all students that come into the Center regardless of the assignment. I am currently an LAH honors student, looking to transfer once I have gotten my degree. All in all, I hope that our time together will be both fun and productive.

 

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Ricky Sanchez  I've met some of the most genuine people and found accessibility to the greatest resources during my time at the Writing Center. Not only has the Writing Center assisted in developing my abilities as a writer, but it has improved my critical thinking skills as well. The support, hospitality and quality time the WC Staff offers is an opportunity everyone should take. It is my soul purpose to share this gift with you all, and I hope you find your time here as useful as I have.

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!

 

 STAFF

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Tom Denton,
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. denton@sunydutchess.edu

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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

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Shannon Flynn – Professional Tutor Hello, students,welcome to the Writing Center! We're here to help you take the stress out of writing college papers so you can focus on what you want to say. At the Writing Center, you can even make friends with APA style, if that's what your assignment requires. As for me, my professional background is in book publishing and advertising. I have a history book coming out next year and a group art show in Manhattan this fall. My masters degree is in Secondary Education, TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages), and I enjoy traveling and studying languages. I look forward to meeting you. Have a happy and productive semester.

 

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Ryan James McGuckin Professional Tutor and Coordinator of Student Academic Persistence. Hi, my name is Ryan and here at the Writing Center I look forward to meeting with you to discuss your reading and writing questions, ideas, and observations regarding any stage of your assignment. Whether it involves drafting, revising, focusing on a few technical aspects of your writing, or anything that involves the texts and materials for your class, I am looking forward to meeting with you. Beside my time in the Writing Center, I am also an English PhD student in the Rhetoric, Writing, and Culture concentration at Louisiana State University. My research involves looking at language and communication as a series of designed and managed networks, found in a variety of mediums, such as the fine and performing arts, architecture, photography, film, and writing. These interests guide my university teaching and service as well as the work I do here at the Writing Center.

 

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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!