Director of the Writing Center, Dr. Jana Wesson-Martin, and the 2016 Student Tutors
Major/Minor: Elementary Education
How Long You Have Been at the Writing Center: This is my third year.
Hometown: Flower Mound, TX
Specializes in: MLA and APA
Recommends: I love the Harry Potter books. I also enjoy historical fiction novels.
Fun Fact: I’m engaged!!!
Favorite Quote: “Some days are better, some days are worse. Look for the blessing instead of the curse. Be positive, stay strong, and get enough rest. You can’t do it all, but you can do your best.” –Doe Zantamata
Major/Minor: Business Major, Legal Studies Minor, Pre-Law
How Long You Have Been at the Writing Center: This is my first semester
Hometown: Weatherford, TX
Specializes in: Dr. Wesson-Martin’s 1301 and 1302 English classes and Speech
Recommends: You should yourself to chips, tortillas, and queso from Rosa’s during stressful weeks or all the time.
Fun Fact: I have a pocket version of the United States Constitution that is always in my backpack.
Favorite Quote: I don’t judge on Mondays. –Charlotte Pachall
Major/Minor: English Education/ Psychology
How Long You Have Been at the Writing Center: 5 Semesters
Hometown: Mesquite, TX
Specializes in: Grammar, Speech/Communications, American Literature
Recommends: Everyone read Harry Potter
Fun Fact: I’m obsessed with One Direction!
Favorite Quote: What ya put in here (points to brain) goes in here (points to heart.)- Pastor Jeff Hatcher, Wylie United Methodist Church
Major/Minor: English Education Major; Honors Minor.
Coaching Experience: 4th semester working at the Writing Center.
Hometown: Penang, Malaysia.
Specializes in: Grammar and mechanics; MLA Formatting; Dr. Robert Fink’s Freshman Writing Classes; Speeches; and Dr. Traylor’s History Classes.
Recommends: Reading Reddit and Wikipedia articles about videogames.
Fun Fact: I like tofu.
Favorite Quote: Umm… Umm… Don’t have two-part systems. – Crystal McKinnie
Major/Minor: Biology / Biochemistry & Leadership Studies
How Long You Have Been at the Writing Center: This will be my 2nd semester.
Hometown: Klang, Malaysia
Specializes in: the grammar stuff and the brainstorming process
Fun Fact: I once cycled 102 miles in a day.
Favorite Quote: Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none. -Shakespeare
Major/Minor: English Education Major; Honors Minor
How Long You Have Been at the Writing Center: 1st semester working at the Writing Center
Hometown: Pecos, TX
Specializes in: Grammar, Dr. Traylor’s History Classes, Speech outlines, and MLA formatting
Recommends: Reading for fun outside of classwork
Fun Fact: I have been to Romania, Brazil, and Thailand on mission trips.
Favorite Quote: “There’s your act of true love—riding across the fjords like a valiant, pungent, reindeer king!” –Olaf from Frozen
Major/Minor: Exercise Science
How Long You Have Been at the Writing Center: 1st semester at the Writing Center
Hometown: Austin, TX
Specializes in: MLA Formatting; introductions; and Dr. Bailey’s speech class.
Recommends: Cracker Barrel pancakes
Fun Fact: I love acting and have been in many plays and musicals!
Favorite Quote: “If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.” – Maya Angelou
How Long You Have Been at the Writing Center: 1 year
Hometown: Abilene, TX
Specializes in: Grammar, punctuation, MLA format, outlining, sentence and paragraph structure.
Recommends: The finer things in life.
Fun Fact: I work at Olive Garden and I play guitar.
Favorite Quote: "Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country"
-John F. Kennedy
Major/Minor: Psychology Major; Communication Minor
How Long You Have Been at the Writing Center: 2nd semester at the Writing Center
Hometown: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Specializes in: APA formatting and anything psychology or social science-related. Also, I’ve taken Dr. Bailey’s public speaking class and can help with speech outlines.
Recommends: Learning about and experiencing a different culture through travel or simply getting to know someone from a different country!
Fun Fact: English is my first language.
Favorite Quote: But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ's sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong. – 2 Cor. 12:9-10
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