Boca Raton Campus Consultants:
Hi! My name is Alexa and I am an undergraduate student here at FAU. As a double major in philosophy and political science, as well as a lover of art, I believe that creativity and the writing process go hand in hand. You can feel confident that your writing will reflect your ideas to their full potential as I will help ensure that your intention and connotation equate to one another. I excel at brainstorming original ideas, finding connections between diverse topics, and creating logical progression throughout a paper. Whether you are stuck in the pre-writing stage or just finished a final draft, you can be sure to leave with constructive advice and a new perspective. See you soon! :)
Hi Friends! I recently graduated from Concordia University Wisconsin where I first began my journey as a writing consultant. Now, enjoying the sunshine, the beach and the UCEW, I am working on a Masters, though my dream is to go into medicine. I absolutely love to work with all kinds of students from all different disciplines of study. APA citation style is my jam, though I guess other citation styles are cool too. Come on in and see how writing can go from a tedious chore to a wonderful adventure!
Hello, fellow students. I have broad interdisciplinary experience in the social sciences, including a masters in communication, and a doctorate in sociology from Boston University. So I welcome anyone working both on beginning and advanced projects in any of the social sciences. In addition to scholarly research, I have also written fiction, poetry, and screen and stage plays (and even written a song or two!). But my first love (well, aside from my family) is barber shop harmony. I could sing it all day. I hope to work with you soon.
Hello, my name is Austin Lang, and I'm in the Master of English program here at FAU. I love literature, brainstorming, and any papers that involve critical analysis of a text or work of art. If you've got no idea how to dissect a text, I'm your guy! I'm also pretty good with some of the more abstract challenges that come with writing, like structuring resumes for maximum impact, or figuring out how to frame a presentation.
Hello, aspiring graduates, I am Beckett Farkas, and I’m currently applying to master’s programs around the country for creative writing. I am an avid lover of philosophy as well as classic literature. I enjoy helping aspiring minds better understand how to construct effective rhetoric, and I have developed several fun and effective techniques in doing so. Writing short stories, creative essays and poetry have been a calling of mine for as long as I can remember. I graduated with honors at the top of my class here at FAU and truly love this school and its faculty. I’ve written many stories and even more poetry. I’ve also written a few plays—one of which I had the pleasure in watching as it was performed by FAU’s very talented theater department. I look forward to advising you with your writing, whether it be graduate or undergraduate, I’m certain I will be able to provide you with insights that will improve your work.
Hello! I’m Cailley. I recently completed my undergraduate degree from Central Michigan University with an English major and Communications minor. I decided I was tired of the cold Michigan winters, and made my way to Florida. I am currently working towards an English M.A. with a Science Fiction concentration here at FAU. My interests include reading, writing, health, fitness, science, technology, travel, and much more. I am familiar with MLA and APA citation styles. I look forward to working with you!
Hi folks, I'm Charlie. I have a keen interest in partnering with students towards improving their writing across a range of academic disciplines. I approach each consultation as an opportunity to work with you individually, focusing on amplifying your thinking and challenging you to articulate your ideas and arguments in a compelling fashion. I've worked with undergraduate and graduate students for well over a decade, from English as second language learners and students with mild learning differences, with undergraduates at Ivy League schools, to serving as a dissertation chair and a committee member for several doctoral students, and thus have a range of experience in partnering with a diverse set of writers. By way of background, I hold a professional doctorate in Educational Leadership, as well as both Master's and Bachelor's degrees in Political Science, specializing in comparative and international politics. I've taught at several universities here in South Florida and I'm currently working on a Ph.D. in Comparative Languages, Literatures, and Cultures here at FAU. Consequently, I'm especially interested in collaborating with students across a range of disciplinary boundaries, especially in the social sciences, education, and natural sciences. Please don't hesitate to stop by the UCEW so we can start chatting about your work.
My name is Daniel Graves. I studied at FAU for my undergrad, where I earned a BA in both History and English. I am currently studying in the MFA for creative writing. I am skilled working with MLA and Chicago style. I specialize in essay construction, thesis development, and research projects; or in other words I’m good at making up crazy ideas and then ensuring that those ideas meet the requirements of your classes grading criteria. If you find yourself stuck staring at your computer screen questioning why you even need words and you’ve begun to feel you might be better off communicating complex argumentative ideas through a system of blinks, coughs, or rhythmic dances, come see me and we’ll translate those creative ideas into a well written masterpiece (composed of words).
Greetings! I am on the verge of graduating with a BA in English from FAU with honors in English and Creative Writing. I am happy and comfortable working on anything from a ten-page academic paper to a poem for a creative writing workshop. Currently, I am working on an undergraduate thesis on Virginia Woolf’s Orlando, and am analyzing the text using gender studies. I’m most familiar with the Modern, Medieval, and Victorian eras. I’m also an avid lover of queer, gender, and sexuality studies. Really, I’m an avid lover of all things literary, so come in with a draft or text or assignment, and I’ll help you with revision, breaking down the reading, and generating ideas.
I have always had a passion for writing from a young age. I graduated with a BA in English and a BA in Criminal Justice, a Minor in Sociology, and a Concentration in American Literature. I focused a great deal of my studies on improving my writing skills, and would like to now help you improve yours. As a former student, I understand the difficulties students face when they receive that essay prompt or assignment and just do not know where to begin. Sometimes sitting down, talking about it and hearing your thoughts aloud can help significantly, so I am here to listen and offer insight for your needs. I am very familiar with MLA style and am willing to help you in any stage of the writing process. Whether it is from organizing your train of thought, to crafting your thesis, or finalizing your conclusion, I look forward to assisting you.
Hey fellow writers! I’m Frankie. I’ve always enjoyed creating and reading into stories: initially in the realm of art, animation and film, but my first love has always been writing and reading. I graduated with my B.A. in English (with a focus in creative writing) and a minor in digital media from UCF. I am currently working towards my English M.A. on the science fiction and fantasy track. We can work on your papers at any stage, from a prompt and a blank page to a draft. Also, as a GTA, I teach ENC1101, and I’m very familiar with MLA citation and formatting. Whether you need assistance with an academic essay, a literary analysis, a short story, or even a script, I’m your guy.
Writing does not have to be torture. From brainstorming ideas to sharpening thesis statements, helping with research, and pointing out citation and other style errors, I can teach you simple techniques for making future writing assignments easier. My background is in journalism, but I've also worked in public relations and taught composition -- how to write research papers, persuasive essays and literary critiques -- as well as journalism, so I am familiar with a variety of writing assignments and styles. Whether it's a complex term paper or a brief resume, I can help you become the best writer you can be.
Greetings Writers! My name is Jeanette Brightman and I am thrilled to assist you with your writing needs, no matter in what part of the process you may be. I completed my undergraduate studies (English) with the University of Maryland Colleges, and my graduate studies with Kaplan University (Education) and National University (English). I am an Air Force Veteran after 22 years of active duty service, and I love Jazz music, walking, writing, and reading (not all at the same time!). I come to you with 7 years of experience in teaching Composition and Writing about Literature at Broward College (ENC1101 and 1102). I also teach the Professional and Technical Writing course, which means I am well-versed in writing cover letters, resumes, business proposals, and the like. I have also taught a Humanities course online at Kaplan University. One of my specialties is documentation of outside sources using MLA and APA. I enjoy teaching and writing; I hope you will learn to love writing too- if you don’t already.
I hold a B.A. in Individualized Studies from Goddard College, and am currently enrolled in FAU's MFA Creative Writing Program. My poetry and creative non-fiction have appeared in numerous online and print publications. I'm happy to help you with all kinds of things -- generating and organizing ideas, developing a solid thesis, or identifying patterns of grammatical/syntactical error in your work. Let's work together!
My teaching background is in the humanities, with an M.A. and Ph.D. in philosophy and a B.A. in the history of science. I enjoy helping writers in developing arguments and achieving clarity of expression in their writing. To this end, I’ve found that the classical Socratic method to be particularly useful – as it is in teaching large classes. I am familiar with MLA and APA formatting conventions, so if you have issues in matters of style and formatting, I am happy to help.
As an M.S. student of Environmental Engineering, I specialize in technical and scientific writing including lab reports, research papers, Master’s theses and dissertations. I am able to assist with citation styles common to engineering such as ASME and ASCE. Since I love to read and write within a wide variety of subject areas, including philosophy and literary analysis, I am excited to help you with non-scientific writing as well. I have been a high school science teacher and private tutor for the past 4 years, during which I often helped students become better writers. I love working through ideas with students to help them organize their thoughts and effectively communicate in writing. I look forward to helping you become a better writer for life!
Hey! How are you? If you have made it this far down the list, I am impressed. As far as consulting goes, I am very capable in many areas. In particular, I am an English major who is phenomenal at writing papers and is just as capable at helping you with yours. I have experience ranging from literary analysis to philosophy—and that is all before I worked at a long-standing job writing news articles. Whether you need help with issues like essay construction and thesis development, or any of the many smaller things that you need for your work, I can absolutely help you.
Why is writing so difficult? As writers we often do not know where to start and we can feel lost and confused. I can help you with the various areas in the writing process. Bring in your prompt, materials, and let’s get started! I am familiar with various brainstorming and prewriting techniques which will help you formulate your ideas. Additionally, I am a stickler for a good thesis statement. I enjoy working through the thesis writing process to create a well-developed statement for your paper. Furthermore, I have experience in writing within history and am very familiar with primary sources, historical texts, and Chicago and APA citation styles. I encourage you to come in and see what the UCEW can assist you with!
Whatever your writing assignment is, don't worry about it. Bring it in and we'll work on it together. I have a pretty diverse background with a BA in philosophy, an MBA in finance, and now I am pursuing an MFA in creative non-fiction. I have lived in Europe for many years and I enjoyed a full career as an investment banker. Along the way I have written theses, articles, stories, and speeches. I also teach 1101. Chances are I can help you with your writing. I look forward to meeting you!
Hi there! My name is Kristen and I’m a recent graduate from FAU with an English Education major. As teacher with specialization in reading, I get a lot of joy out of helping others through the various stages of their writing process. I am particularly proficient in working with MLA formatting, but I’m happy to offer assistance with any writing task you might have.
If the thought of doing anything involving a pen and paper makes you want to quit everything, don’t give up just yet. My name is Mary and I’m here to help quell your fears when it comes to each step of the writing process. I’m a current MFA graduate student and teaching assistant here at Florida Atlantic University, so I especially specialize in all papers produced for ENC 1101. I can help you brainstorm a topic, draft a thesis and of course, point out overarching issues that are disrupting your rough drafts. My bachelor’s degree is in journalism and music, so I do have working knowledge of AP Style, MLA format, and music literature. I have also worked professionally as a copywriter and can certainly help you with any assignments that are related to the field of marketing. Whether you’re working on a paper for class or writing a cover letter for a job application, come by to see me and I am happy to help you.
Hi, there! My name is Melissa. I graduated with a BA in English from Nova Southeastern University. Currently, I am working on my MA in English, with a concentration in British Literature. With a minor in gender studies and extensive coursework in psychology, sociology, and film, I would be more than happy to help you with writing related to any of these areas. I am most skilled with MLA format and love to help writers at any stage of the writing process, especially brainstorming. My goal as a writing consultant is to not only make the writing process less daunting but also to equip clients with the skills needed to become more critical readers and self-sufficient writers. I look forward to working with you!
Hello. I’m a grad student here at FAU completing my MA in Experimental Psychology. I graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a BA in Psychology, and minors in Biology and Studio Art with an Emphasis in Photography. Before that I had the fortune of attending a rather strict high school known for its quality English writing curriculum and the misfortune of having to wear the terrible Catholic school uniforms that accompanied such an education. If there is one unifying advantage to my pursuing a somewhat diverse set of academic interests, it has been the many opportunities I’ve had to hone my writing skills across a range of tasks. Whether you are looking to tweak a resume, compose an MLA formatted argumentative style paper for an English course, write an APA formatted research paper, create an impressive poster or PowerPoint presentation, or simply better understand an assignment and brainstorm ideas, I’d be happy to help you.
¡Hola! Come stai? If you understood those two languages and need help writing in them or in English, come by and let me help you with you paper writing needs. I specialize in Theatre, English, Spanish, and Italian, as well MLA style, so if those are your concerns, or even if they are not, I will be glad to help.
Salut tout le monde--I'm Natalie, a graduate student in the MFA Creative Writing program and an ENC and Creative Writing teacher here at FAU. I have a BA in Comparative Literature (English Lit and French Lit) and a BA in Communications, so I'm particularly happy to help with related material. My corporate background is in public relations, so business writing and AP Style (for those of you journalism folks) are also specialty areas for me. I've also worked in MLA Style (English and Literature coursework), APA Style (Communications coursework), and written material in a variety of formats (web copy, press releases, event scripts, Annual Reviews, etc.) Specialties aside, I'm eager to provide a fresh perspective on your writing and empower you to move forward as a reader, thinker, and writer. See you soon!
There once was a study called ‘natural philosophy’, which aimed to know the world, as it truly is. This study no longer exists, because it has since been transformed in the postmodern era, and has now adopted the quaint title of – ‘science.’ Science, of course, is a word of Latin origin that means ‘to know.’ I’m a little different from the others at the writing center in that I’m a bioengineering master’s student. I love learning about the world that I exist in, so it was only natural for my interests to gravitate towards the hard sciences. For this same reason, I love reading about philosophy, and debating philosophical matters as well. Thus, my strengths easily fall under the realm of developing a logical set of arguments, and then encompassing them under a tightly-knit thesis. With this particular skillset, pre-writing papers is a clear specialty of mine. I advise that you come to me for APA styled papers, scientific writing especially, but don’t shy away if you have a more literary query at hand. Either way, I’ll enjoy learning something new with you!
Hi! My name is Nicole. I graduated with a BA in Music Education from Palm Beach Atlantic University. That's right: I'm a music teacher! If you want to make a song request, please add that to the note section when you make an appointment. I'm here to help you with all your writing needs. I'm currently studying Science Fiction/Fantasy in the MA in English Literature program at FAU. This means that I am super nerdy and love when I get nerdy papers. My background in education lends itself nicely to both MLA and APA formatting. I look forward to meeting you and helping you become the best writer you can be.
Phil is an experienced instructor in Composition, World Literature, and Journalism. He received a B.S in English and MA in Journalism from The Ohio State University. Phil was an Instructor in The Urban Scholars Program and taught Composition at The University of Massachusetts, Boston. For nine years, he was an Adjunct Instructor of English at Florida Atlantic University, teaching sections of ENC 1101 and 1102. Phil has been published in major newspapers and magazines nationwide including The Boston Globe, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Columbus (OH) Citizen Journal, and Parklander Magazine. Currently he is writing website copy for Signature Florida Realty based in Delray Beach. He continues to offer his knowledge and expertise in the Teaching of Writing as a Tutor of English throughout South Florida where he has extensive experience working with Undergraduate and Graduate Students.
Hello everyone! I recently completed my masters in Anthropology here at FAU, with a focus on biology/forensics. Through my academic career, I have assisted anthropology and philosophy students both inside and outside classes, helping them not just review material but also on improving their ability to write more effectively. My writing style is usually geared toward MLA (with specific focus on AAA style that is used in anthropological research), but I also am familiar with APA as well. Whether it is brainstorming ideas, working out a thesis, or looking over concerns/questions about a draft, look forward to assisting you in your writing endeavors.
Hello! Ryan here. I graduated from Tulane University with a B.A. in English Literature and am currently enrolled in FAU’s graduate English program with a focus in Science Fiction/Fantasy. I also happen to teach ENC 1101 and 1102. I’m interested in a variety of other fields as well including philosophy, neuroscience, psychology, anatomy, and history. If you need any assistance with your papers--be it thesis development, organization, sentence structure, MLA formatting, and more--I’d be delighted to assist you.
Greetings! My name is Tiffany, and I am currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Counselor Education here at FAU. As a native Floridian, lifelong learner, and an advocate for the integrity of public education, I have earned an M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from FIU and a B.A. with a concentration in Psychology and secondary focus in the Biosciences from the New College of Florida. Professionally speaking, I have been dedicated to the process and pursuit of writing across various domains, including: working as a Special Features writer for The Miami Herald, serving as an interventionist for elementary-level students in preparation for benchmark examinations, editing and composing portions of textbooks and article galleys for professors as a Graduate Assistant, and mentoring International Baccalaureate students in the completion of extended essays. In addition, I have five years of experience teaching Psychology and Behavioral Research Analysis at the Undergraduate level and completed my first original thesis as a Bachelors student. My background has afforded me with an expansive breadth of knowledge pertaining to writing approaches appropriate to numerous disciplines. Regardless of the form of rhetoric -- reflection, research, and even realistic fiction – I look forward to collaborating in efforts to discover and/or uncover your voice via text.
Davie Campus Consultants:
I believe in creating a comfortable work environment where a student feels free to ask the questions and get the answers they need in order to become a successful writer. My job is to demystify the writing process by breaking it down into steps a student can understand and implement. I am proficient in either MLA or APA formatting. Sessions can include brainstorming to generate a thesis and paragraph topics or working to learn the rules of grammar and punctuation. Writing is a process; the more you practice, the better you will be!
If you're feeling overwhelmed by an assignment--no matter where you are in the writing process--I can help. I am happy to help you find a thesis statement that fits your goal and to help you organize your thoughts so that your writing becomes more effective. I welcome writers that would like help with APA, MLA, and Chicago style formats.
Jupiter Campus Consultants:
Hello Jupiter students! I go by Alex and you can find me in SR146B (in the back of the Burrow) for all your writing needs. I am here to listen to any concerns or qualms you may have over any writing assignment. I am a third year student studying English Literature with an interest in digital humanities and creative writing, but I am also prepared to aid you in all subjects. I have been tutoring students of different ages in reading and writing for a few years now, and I am also familiar with all the awesome online research tools FAU has to offer. Please feel free to come with anything you are currently writing, whether it is a draft, outline or a thought in your head, and I will help you get those words down on paper.