College of Arts & Sciences

The Writing Center

Undergraduate Tutors
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: 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:  Cat Coyle
Year:  2016
Major:  English, Minors in Communication Studies and International Relations
Hometown:  Gilbertsville, PA
Why do you like working in the Writing Center:  As someone interested in writing professionally, I love watching others’ writing evolve as mine does.
Robbie Cusella Name: Robbie Cusella
Year: 2014
Major: English
Hometown: Eagleville, PA
Why do you like working in the Writing Center? I love writing and want to share that love with other students who may be struggling to put thoughts on paper.  And the water cooler discussions about American Horror Story with the other fabulous tutors!
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: Olivia D’Atri
Year: 2014
Major: English
Hometown: Milford, CT
Why do you like working in the Writing Center? It challenges me as a writer and surrounds me with a great writing environment - English majors and free tea.

Name: Annamarie Everman
Year: 2014
Major: Math
Hometown: Northeast Philadelphia
Biggest Writing Challenge: The first and the last sentence.

Sarah Freberger Name: Sarah Freberger
Year: 2014
Major: English
Hometown: Gaithersburg, MD
What is your favorite book: Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin.  It’s so well written and has such captivating storylines that I can’t help but love it.
 Name: Chanelle Green
Year: 2014
Major: Sociology
Hometown: Bowie, MD
Why do you like working in the Writing Center: Writing and helping others combined?  What’s not to like?
 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!!
 Name: Elisabeth Kearby
Year: 2014
Major: Food Marketing & Family Business and Entrepreneurship
Hometown: Churchville, MD
What are your future plans? To own my own wedding/event planning business!
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: Chris King
Year: 2014
Major: English
Hometown: Newtown, PA
Favorite book: The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky and the Harry Potter series.
Joseph Lacitignola Name: Joseph Lacitignola
Year:
2014
Major:
Communication Studies
Hometown:
Whippany, NJ
What are your plans for the future:
To become an Emmy-winning producer for a major TV network
 Name: Alexa Lawson
Year: 2014
Major: English - Communications
Hometown: Butler, NJ
What are your future plans? I want to live on a farm in Ireland for three months, and then live in an apartment in North Jersey with my dog, Mandy, while working some form of communications in New York.
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: Marissa Marzano
Year: 2014
Major: English
Hometown: Clinton, NJ
Biggest Writing Challenge: That horrible moment when you’re staring at a blank computer screen and you’re sure there’s no way you can write this paper.
Deirdre McDermott Name: Deirdre McDermott
Year:
2014
Major:
English
Hometown:
New Rochelle, NY
What is your favorite place on campus and why:
The field on McGuire campus because having a catch is one of my favorite things to do.
 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:  Genevieve Philbin
Year:  2016
Major:  English & Film
Hometown:  Scranton, PA
What is your biggest writing challenge:  I have trouble limiting my comma usage.
 Name: Shane Puglisi
Year: 2014
Major: Communication Studies & English
Hometown: Cross River, NY
What are your plans for the future: I plan to be a famous radio personality; someone like Howard Stern, but nicer.
 Name: Abby Riviello
Year: 2014
Major: English & Communications
Hometown: Lansdale, PA
Why do you like working in the Writing Center? I love helping students find their voices in writing. And the free mints.
 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: Caroline Sipio
Year: 2014
Major: English
Hometown: Yardley, PA
Favorite Place on Campus: The picnic table under the tree outside of the library.
 Name: Katharine Sipio
Year: 2014
Major: English (Literature track) & Communication Studies Minor
Hometown: Yardley, PA
Why do you like working in the Writing Center: I really enjoy helping students become stronger and more confident writers.
Gabi Soreth Name: Gabi Soreth
Year:
2014
Major:
English and Spanish
Hometown:
Havertown, PA
What is your biggest writing challenge:
Beginning and ending an essay.
 Name: Dan Sullivan
Year: 2014
Major: Marketing
Hometown: Fairfield, CT
Favorite Place on Campus: J. Smith’s dorm
 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:  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: Beth Villanyi
Year: 2014
Major: Psychology
Hometown: Baltimore, MD
What are your future plans? To travel and see the world.
  Name: Marie Vitale
Year: 2014
Major: English
Hometown: Garrison, NY
Favorite Place on Campus: Claver House

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: Alex Woolsey
Year: 2014
Major: English
Hometown: Wilmington, DE
Why do you like working in the Writing Center? It allows me to grow as a writer and do something I love while helping people at the same time.