College of Arts & Sciences

The Writing Center

Graduate Tutors

Name:  Elyse Hauser
Year:  2015
Major or Graduate Program:  Writing Studies Graduate Program     
Hometown:  I currently live in Philadelphia, but am from Olympia, WA originally.
What is your biggest writing challenge:  I always struggle for the right amount of clarity and conciseness.  For me, revising is generally a process of taking words out, rather than putting words in.

Melanie Solano

Name:  Melanie Solano
Major or Graduate Program:  Master’s in Education, Reading Specialist Certification, Wilson Reading Program certification, ESL Endorsement     
Hometown:  Haverford, PA
What is your favorite book:  The Boxcar Children.  I have read it so many times that I almost have it memorized.

Name:  Nicholas Sosa
Year:  2015
Major or Graduate Program:  Master’s of Science in Experimental Psychology     
Hometown:  Burlington, NJ
What is your favorite book:  The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin is a book that continues to capture my interests. Not only is it a testament to the foundation of this country, it also encapsulates what it means to be American. I’ve learned a great deal about myself by simply reading this book.


Name:  Vincent Ybarra
Year:  2015
Major or Graduate Program:  Experimental Psychology     
Hometown:  Greeley, CO
What is your favorite place on campus and why?  I love the gym; nothing is better than a good work out (other than, perhaps, a good book).