• Writing Center Tutors

    Director of the Writing Center, Dr. Jana Wesson-Martin, and the 2016 Student Tutors



      Allison Denton 

     grouppicture Classification: Senior 

      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


    Charlotte Pachall

     grouppicture Classification: Sophomore 

      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


    Crystal McKinnie

     grouppicture Classification: Senior 

      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


    Daniel Ooi

     grouppicture Classification: Junior 

      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


    Yi Ling (Deborah) Poh

     grouppicture Classification: Sophomore 

      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 

      Recommends: Traveling! 

      Fun Fact: I once cycled 102 miles in a day. 

      Favorite Quote: Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none. -Shakespeare


    Grace Mitchell

     grouppicture Classification: Junior 

      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


    Kaylie Angello

     grouppicture Classification: Sophomore 

      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


    Leo Simonetti

     grouppicture Classification: Junior 

      Major/Minor: Exercise Science 

      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


    Vivian Teoh

     grouppicture Classification: Senior 

      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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