• Writing Center Tutors

    Director of the Writing Center, Dr. Jana Wesson-Martin, and the 2017-2018 Student Tutors

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    Charlotte Pachall

     grouppicture Classification: Junior 

      Major/Minor: Business Administration Major, Legal Studies Minor; Pre-Law 

      How Long You Have Been at the Writing Center: 3 semesters

      Hometown: Weatherford, TX 

      Specializes in: Dr. Wesson-Martin’s 1301 and 1302 English classes, Dr. Larry Fink’s English Literature, and Speech

      Recommends: You should treat yourself to chips and queso from Rosa’s if you’re having a stressful week…or you can every week. 

      Fun Fact: My favorite hobby is archery/bow hunting. 

      Favorite Quote: I don’t judge on Mondays. –Charlotte Pachall

    Daniel Ooi

     grouppicture Classification: Senior 

      Major/Minor: English Education Major; Honors Minor. 

      How Long You Have Been at the Writing Center: 6 semesters

      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 video games. 

      Fun Fact: I like tofu. 

      Favorite Quote: "Umm… Umm… Don’t have two-part systems." – Crystal McKinnie

    Kaylie Angello

     grouppicture Classification: Sophomore 

      Major/Minor: Exercise Science 

      How Long You Have Been at the Writing Center: 2 semesters 

      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: Senior 

      Major/Minor: Exercise Science 

      How Long You Have Been at the Writing Center: 4 semesters

      Hometown: Abilene, TX 

      Specializes in: Developing an outline, formatting paragraphs, sentence structure, and APA style format (particularly within exercise science). 

      Recommends: Taking things a little slower and enjoying the here and now. It won’t be here forever! 

      Fun Fact: I participate in collegiate gymnastics and rock climbing when I have time. 

      Favorite Quote: "Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country" -John F. Kennedy

    Miranda Stewart

     MirandaStewart Classification: Sophomore 

      Major/Minor: Social Work

      How Long You Have Been at the Writing Center: 2 semesters

      Hometown: Kyle, TX 

      Specializes in: I enjoy talking with students during their brainstorming process and while writing thesis statements.  (I am a “big picture” person!)  I also love punctuation, grammar, and friendship.  Being a social work major, I have experience in writing APA formatted papers! 

      Recommends: I recommend not coming to the writing center for the first time too soon before your paper is due! It’s important to give yourself plenty of time to draft and edit your writing; the more eyes you have look over a paper, the more confident you will be turning it in!  

      Fun Fact: I was born on what is known as Day of the Dead in some Hispanic cultures.  

    Favorite Quote“To learn and think: to think and live; to live and learn: this always, with new insight, new understanding, and new love.” –Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

    Molly Warren

     MollyWarren Classification: Senior 

      Major/Minor: Business Administration major, Honors minor 

      How Long You Have Been at the Writing Center: 2 semesters 

      Hometown: Greenfield, Indiana 

      Specializes in: Learning alongside the students!

      RecommendsLots of Jesus and a bit of coffee in the morning to make each day great!

      Fun Fact: The only time I have ever gotten pulled over by a cop was because someone called me in for “domestic violence/kidnapping”… when it was really just my fifteen-year-old brother being ornery, opening and shutting the back door while I was trying to drive. 

    Favorite Quote: “Great indeed are our opportunities; great also is our responsibility.” ~ William Wilberforce

    Kate Thompson

     KThompson Classification: Junior  

      Major/Minor: English major, legal studies minor 

      How Long You Have Been at the Writing Center: This is my first semester! 

      Hometown: Tatum, TX 

      Specializes in: MLA Formatting, essay structure, grammar, and speech outlines.

      Recommends: Petting dogs, brightly colored pens, and getting chapel credit ASAP.

      Fun Fact: I love to knit!

    Favorite Quote: “One must always be careful of books, and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us." -Cassandra Clare

    Ashlyn Schulle

     ASchulle Classification: Freshman  

      Major/Minor: English 

      How Long You Have Been at the Writing Center: This is my first semester! 

      Hometown: Tuscola, TX 

      Specializes in: Grammar and organizing ideas

      Recommends: For a great steak or burger, visit Perini Ranch in Buffalo Gap

      Fun Fact: I am a big hockey fan, and have been going to games since I was a baby.

    Favorite Quote: “I hope someday when I am gone, someone, somewhere, picks my soul up off these pages and thinks, 'I would have loved her.'" -Nicole Lyons

    Lydia Byrd

     LByrd Classification: Sophomore  

      Major/Minor: Elementary Education

      How Long You Have Been at the Writing Center: 2 semesters 

      Hometown: Carrollton, TX

      Specializes in: MLA format, works cited, commas, and sentence structure, Dr. Strickland's 1301 Communications class, and Dr. Wesson-Martin's 1301 and 1302 English classes.

      Recommends: The pink and blue sour gummy worms

      Fun Fact: I have never sprained or broken as a bone in my body, but I am the clumiest person ever.

    Favorite Quote: “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn." -Benjamin Franklin

    Jenny Burns

     JBurns Classification: Graduate Students  

      Major/Minor: Clinical Counseling/Marriage and Family Therapy

      How Long You Have Been at the Writing Center: 2 semesters 

      Hometown: Washougal, WA

      Specializes in: English, Psychology, Philosophy, APA Format

      Recommends: Reading something not school-related for at least 15 minutes a week.

      Fun Fact: Served 8 years in the US Navy and is starting a non-profit with her husband to provide Veterans and their families with counseling and recreational therapy, including SCUBA diving lessons and sailing lessons.

    Favorite Quote: “...there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so." -Hamlet, William Shakespeare

    Jasmine Sauceda

     JSauceda Classification: Sophomore  

      Major/Minor: English/Biology

      How Long You Have Been at the Writing Center: This is my first semester 

      Hometown: Borger, TX

      Specializes in: Dr. Bob Fink's English literature, Dr. Larry Fink's English literature, Honors Colloquium, and Speech

      Recommends: Stopping for 1 minute out of the day to take a deep breath and remember a happy thought. Then get right back to working hard.

      Fun Fact: I love rock music: Halestorm, Seether, 3 Days Grace, 5 Finger Death Punch, etc.

    Favorite Quote: “Therefore, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own." -Matthew 6:34

    Alex Beaird

     ABeaird Classification: Senior  

      Major/Minor: Religion major, English minor

      How Long You Have Been at the Writing Center: First semester! 

      Hometown: Frisco, TX

      Specializes in: Dr. Taylor's Intro to Christian Thought, Turabian, British Literature

      Recommends: Peanut butter on pancakes

      Fun Fact: I'm the News Editor for the Brand!

    Favorite Quote: “The Value of myth is that it takes all the things you know and restores to them the rich significance which has been hidden by the veil of familiarity." -C.S. Lewis

    Madison Boboltz

     MBoboltz Classification: Sophomore

      Major/Minor: Religion and psychology major, Honors minor

      How Long You Have Been at the Writing Center: First semester!

      Hometown: Keller, TX

      Specializes in: Dr. Wesson-Martin’s 1302, Dr. Fink’s American Literature, Logsdon classes (I am familiar with Turabian)

      Recommends: Next time you get a bowl of ice cream, top it off with some cereal.

      Fun Fact: I have been to Peru and climbed Machu Picchu.

    Favorite Quote: “Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic.” –Albus Dumbledore

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