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Student Tutors

Our peer consultants represent majors from nearly all departments on campus, so chances are good that one of them has experience writing in your discipline. They are highly trained, enjoy the challenges of working with writers at all stages in the writing process, and uphold confidentiality about your work.

Please schedule an appointment with any of our peer consultants.

David Andrews

Major: Undeclared, Class of 2018
Reading: Cider House Rules;by John Irving
Listening: Tallest Man on Earth
Defining Place: Kings Canyon National Park   

David BaiDavid Bai

Major: Computer Science, Class of 2018
Minor: Physics
Reading: Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut
Listening: Sleeping Agent, Passion Pit, and The Strokes
Defining Article of Clothing: Green melanzana hoodie

Ali BairdAli Baird

Major: Economics, Class of 2019
Reading: The Secret History by Donna Tartt
Listening: The Lion King soundtrack
Defining Place: Disneyland

Anna BalaguerAnna Balaguer

Majors: Classics and Political Science, Class of 2019
ReadingAmerican Pastoral by William Goldman
Listening: Get Your Shine On by Florida Georgia Line
Defining Flora: Tulip

Keirsten BrownKeirsten Brown

Major: Organismal Biology & Ecology, Class of 2018
Reading: Eiger Dreams
Listening: Van Morrison
Defining Edible Flora: Beet

Shiying ChengSC

Major: Political Science, Computer Science, Class of 2018
Minor: Journalism, History
ReadingBloomberg by Bloomberg by Michael R. Bloomberg
Listening: Any rhythm in the world
Defining Creature: Seagull

Teddy Corwin

Major: Econ, Class of 2017
Minor: German 
Reading: Catch 22
Listening: Kendrick Lamar, Mac Demarco, and Arcade Fire
Defining Flora Based Beverage: Ettal Curator Doppelbock

Gabe Fine Gabe Fine

Major: English, Class of 2018
ReadingMidnight's Children by Salman Rushdie
Listening: "Ivy" by Frank Ocean

Sara FlemingSara Fleming

Major: History-Philosophy, Class of 2019
Minors: Spanish, Political Science
ReadingBeloved by Toni Morrison
Listening: Gregory Alan Isakov

Olivia Foster Olivia

Major: History and Political Science, Class of 2017 
Minors: Spanish Language
Reading: The Phantom Tollbooth
ListeningSigur Ros
Defining Microbeasties: Bioluminescence

Jhana Gottlieb

Major: International Political Economy, Class of 2017
Hobbies: Ballroom dance and gecko husbandry 

Anika GrevstadAnika Grevstad

Major: Asian Studies, Class of 2018
Minors: Environmental Issues, Film Studies
Reading: Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke



Eviva KahneEviva

Major: Undeclared, Class of 2018 
Reading: Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace
Listening: Ani DiFranco
Defining Flora: Bluebonnet



Ashley Kim

Major: English Literature, Class of 2018 
ReadingThe Great Gatsby
Listening: Giraffage
Defining Fauna: Quokka



Anna Lynn-Palevsky


Major: Math, Class of 2018
Minor: Music 
ReadingCalvin and Hobbes, anything by Atul Gawande 
Listening to: Bon Iver
Defining Beastie: Penguin out of Water  

Fiki MacFaddenFiki MacFadden

MajorHistory-Political Science, Class of 2020
Minor: Journalism
Reading: Sapiens by Noah Harari
Listening: The Night Me and Your Mama Met by Childish Gambino
Defining Place: Pulau Ubin, Singapore

Nathan Makela

Nathan Makela

MajorEnglish (Creative Writing, Fiction), Class of 2018
Reading: Roald Dahl
Listening: Frank Ocean

Kate McGinnKate McGinn

Major: Organismal Biology and Ecology, Class of 2018
Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver 
 Owling and cow tipping 

Bridget O'NeillBridget

Major: Undeclared, Class of 2019
ReadingThe Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien
Listening: Fragile by Kygo 


Cameron PattisonCameron Pattison

Major: Philosophy, Class of 2018
The Mandarins 

GracePGrace Perry

Major: Undeclared, Class of 2019
The Phantom Tollbooth
"Jubel" by Klingande

Sophia PraySophia Pray

Major: Anthropology, Class of 2019
Minor: Dance
ReadingThe Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo
ListeningWho's Loving You by The Jackson 5
Defining Baked Good: Chocolate Brownie

Jared Russell Jared Russell

Major: Political Science and Philosophy, Class of 2018
Minor: Music
Reading: The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien
Listening to: Chance the Rapper

Kate SchroederKate Schroeder

Major: Religion, Class of 2019
Minor: Biochemistry
Listening: Fleet Foxes
Defining Movement: Dance

Morgen Seim

Morgen Seim

Major: Comp Literature, Clas of 2018
Minor: French 
Reading: The Magicians Trilogy 

Harper Sherwood-Reid

Harper Sherwood-Reid

Major: Comparative Literature, Class of 2018
Minor: Spanish
ReadingThis House of Sky
Listening: Overcoats
Defining Creature: Hippopotamus

Amelia SmithAmelia (Mimi) Smith

Major: English, Class of 2018
Reading: Sula by Toni Morrison
Listening: Graceland


Maddie WaldenMaddie

Major: Chemistry, Class of 2018
Minor: Physics or English
Reading: The Mayor of Casterbridge


Charlotte Wall
Charlotte Wall

Major: Southwest Studies, Class of 2019
Minor: Journalism & English
Listening: Pachelbel's Canon in D
Defining Flora: Saguaro Cactus in Marrakech, Morocco

Emma WilsonEmma Wilson

Major: Spanish and Comparative Literature, Class of 2018
Minor: Human Biology and Kinesiology
Reading: Harry Potter y la Piedra Filosofal
Listening: Gregory Alan Isakov
Defining Fauna: Adolescent black bear

Sara WorshamSara Worsham

Major: Molecular Biology, Class of 2019
Minor: Biochemistry
Reading: Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
Listening:  Frank Sinatra
Defining Creature: Elephant Shrew

Writing Center Assistants


Ben Bacher