College of Arts & Sciences

The Writing Center

Undergraduate Tutors


Name:  Kristin Adams
Year:  Sophomore
Major:  Food Marketing
Hometown:  Collegeville, PA
What is your biggest writing challenge?  Writing an introduction!  It is usually the hardest thing for me to write, so I always do it last.
Alyssa Beck
Name: Alyssa Beck
Year: 2015
Major: Undeclared Business
Hometown: Havertown, PA
What is your biggest writing challenge: Writing concluding sentences and conclusion paragraphs.

Name:  Theresa Bender
Year:  Sophomore
Major:  Marketing with a Minor in English
Hometown:  Bound Brook, NJ
What is your favorite book?  My favorite series is the Mistborn Trilogy by Brandon Sanderson, although I’d be willing to say that any Sanderson book is a favorite.
 Name: Isabella Brilliant
Year: 2016
Major: Accounting
Hometown:  South Philly, PA
What is your favorite book: The Great Gatsby or The Five People You Meet in Heaven.
 Name:  Julia Burke
Year:  2015
Major:  English & Spanish
Hometown:  Bel Air, MD
What are your plans for the future:  I want to eventually go to graduate school and become certified to be an ESL teacher.

Name:  Ashley Cappetta
Year:    2017
Major:  English
Hometown:  Marlton, NJ
What is your favorite place on campus & why:  Hawk Hill.  It looks like something out of a storybook.

Name:  Angela Christaldi
Year:  Sophomore
Major:  English and Communication Studies
Hometown:  Vineland, NJ
What is your biggest writing challenge?  Getting started!!  I’ve always had a problem with procrastinating, but once I actually sit down and start writing, I can’t stop!

Name:  Sarah Cooney
Year:  Sophomore
Major:  Mathematics and Computer Science
Hometown:  Mifflinburg, PA
What are your plans for the future?  To apply a combination of advanced mathematics and computer science to solve real-world problems.

Name:  Allison Craven
Year:  Sophomore
Major:  English
Hometown:  Turbotville, PA
Why do you want to work in the Writing Center?  I’ve always loved helping others get their best ideas down on paper.
Katie Daubert Name: Katie Daubert
Year: 2015
Major: English
Hometown: Pine Grove, PA
What are your future plans? I have absolutely no idea.  All I know is that it will involve lots of books, lots of writing, art, and traveling.
 Name: Amy Dougher
Year: 2015
Major: Chemical Biology
Hometown: Harrison, NJ
What is your biggest writing challenge: I get way too creative with my punctuation.  Dashes are my best buddies – and also my greatest weakness.

Name:  Alyssa Duffner
Year:  Sophomore
Major:  Psychology
Hometown:  Mount Laurel, NJ
What is your favorite place on campus and why?  The Chapel of Saint Joseph because it is a peaceful place where I always feel the love and acceptance of the Saint Joseph’s community.

Name:  Alexandra Fanto
Year:  Sophomore
Major:  Food Marketing Co-op
Hometown:  Villanova, PA
What is your biggest writing challenge?  My biggest challenge as a writer is avoiding repetition in academic papers.
 Name:  Lindsay Hueston
Year:  2016
Major:  English & French
Hometown:  Malvern, PA
What is your favorite place on campus and why:  Wolfington Hall – it’s a very cozy building - there are fireplaces!!
Madeleine Keogh Name: Madeleine Keogh
Year: 2015
Major: English
Hometown: Houston, TX
What are your plans for the future: Sit around all day reading books, drinking tea and getting paid for it.
 Name:  Elizabeth Krotulis
Year:  Sophomore
Major:  English
Hometown:  Belmar, NJ
What are your plans for the future?  Live in New York City.
Laura Lithgow Name:  Laura Lithgow
Year:
2015
Major:
Undecided Business
Hometown:
Pennsauken, NJ
Why do you like working in the Writing Center:
I like knowing that I can help people verbalize their thoughts in an effective manner, because sometimes what we intend to say on paper isn’t the way our writing comes across.
 Name:  Jessica Marinucci
Year:    Sophomore
Major:      English
Hometown:  Glenside, PA
Why do you want to work in the Writing Center?  There’s nothing better than knowing you have the ability to make someone’s life a little easier, especially in the context of schoolwork that can easily overwhelm students.

 Name:  Erin McGrody
Year:    Sophomore
Major:      Psychology
Hometown:  Philadelphia, PA
What is your favorite book?  This question is not fair!  My top three are the Hunger Games series, the Divergent Series, and the Harry Potter Series.

Name:  Caroline Mecca
Year:    Sophomore
Major:      Business Intelligence
Hometown:  Colchester, CT
What is your favorite place on campus and why?  The library.  I enjoy being surrounded by as many books as possible.
 Name:  Dana Mingione
Year:  2015
Major:  Italian & English
Hometown:  Blauvelt, NY
What is your biggest writing challenge:  Definitely the common and oft-complained-about hurdles of beginning and finishing.  Getting the ideas flowing isn’t easy, and neither is pulling ideas together into a neat, satisfying conclusion.
  Name:  Sarah Panetta
Year:  2016
Major:  English, Minor in Communications Studies
Hometown:  Clark, NJ
What are your plans for the future:  In a perfect world, I would love to be an event planner, have my own show on HGTV, write an award-winning novel, own a coffee shop, and have a few kids.
 Name:  Kelly Patterson
Year:  2015
Major:  Marketing
Hometown:  Point Pleasant, NJ
Why do you like working in the Writing Center:  I love working in the Writing Center because it allows me to help others improve their writing strategies.  A successful day tutoring in the Center is knowing I helped someone feel confident about their writing abilities and inspired them to take an interest in the revision process.
 Name:  Jamie (Harley) Petragnani
Year:  Sophomore
Major:  English with a Minor in Communications and Italian
Hometown:  Havertown, PA
What are your plans for the future?  In the long run, I want to get my PhD and be an English professor, but before I do I would love to do some travel writing for an international magazine or news source.
 Name:  Genevieve Philbin
Year:  2016
Major:  English & Film
Hometown:  Scranton, PA
What is your biggest writing challenge:  I have trouble limiting my comma usage.
 Name:  Brenna Ritzert
Year:  Sophomore
Major:  English
Hometown:  Chicora, PA
What are your plans for the future?  Author/Editor
 Name:  Darby Rourick
Year:  2016
Major:  English & Philosophy
Hometown:  Ankeny, IA
What is your favorite book:  My favorite book is The Picture of Dorian Gray.
 Name:  Sarah Sutherland
Year:  2016
Major:  English
Hometown:  Baltimore, MD
What is your biggest writing challenge:  Coming up with a closing sentence, for sure.  Nothing’s worse than ending an otherwise strong paper with a concluding sentence that you’re not proud of.

Name:  Theresa Ta
Year:  Sophomore
Major:  English and Secondary Education
Hometown:  Southwest Philadelphia, PA
What are your plans for the future?  Well, my plan is to be the best darn high school English teacher the world has ever seen - but I don't even know what I'm having for lunch tomorrow, so we'll see how this whole teacher thing goes in a few years.
 Name:  Teresa Tellekamp
Year:  2016
Major:  English & Spanish
Hometown:  Smithtown, NY
What are your plans for the future:  I want to be an editor at a major publishing house and eventually publish my own novels.
Lauren Thoreson Name: Lauren Thoreson
Year:
2015
Major:
English
Hometown:
Ellicott City, MD
Why do you like working in the Writing Center:
I like seeing how much progress a writer can make, even in just the half hour session.
 Name: Maria Tucci
Year: 2015
Major: Biology & English
Hometown: Berwyn, PA
What is your biggest writing challenge: Definitely comma usage.  Who knew such a small punctuation mark could be so difficult?

Name:  Nicole VanAller
Year:  Sophomore
Major:  English
Hometown:  Norristown, PA
Why do you want to work in the Writing Center?  I think writing is the most important skill to get out of a college education, and I want everyone to have the best opportunities to improve their writing.

Name:  Holly Velleca
Year:  2016
Major or Graduate Program:  English     
Hometown:  Stratford, CT
What are your plans for the future:  To travel the world.

Name:  Liz Wardach
Year:  2016
Major:  Leadership, Ethics & Organizational Sustainability
Hometown:  Clarks Summit, PA
What is your favorite place on campus and why:  My favorite place on campus is the picnic bench behind all of the trees near the PLC.  I love that place for picnics on warm spring days.

Name:  Deja Wiggins
Year:  Sophomore   
Major:  Sports Marketing and English
Hometown:  Sicklerville, NJ
What is your favorite place on campus and why?  Hagan Arena would be my favorite place on campus, no doubt.  During basketball season, the arena comes alive and we all come together as a family to cheer our Hawks on!