Meet the Tutors
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MEET THE WRITING CENTER TUTORS
Kelsey Bigelow, Professional Writing Major
When she’s not behind a book, Kelsey is usually in a Doudna practice room playing piano and singing, dancing her heart out in Ballroom Dance Club, or spending time with friends. Kelsey loves tutoring because she is able to practice and reinforce concepts she learns as a professional writing major. She loves to write and is hoping to fine tune her own writing while helping students discover their voices.
Emalydia Flenory, Forensic Investigation and Professional Writing Major, French Minor
Having always enjoyed writing, Ema came to the conclusion: "why not tutor?!" and applied to the Writing Center the next day. Now in her third year, Ema's favorite part of the Writing Center is the wide variety of papers and subject matter that she reads every day. When she isn't spending time in the Writing Center, she's active in French Club, enjoys hanging out with friends, watching movies, reading, and just being social!
Elliott Frieden, Professional Writing Major, Theatre Minor
After a semester as a biology major and two years as an education major, Elliott discovered his passion for writing and changed his professional direction by declaring a major in professional writing and a minor in theatre. He then decided to join forces with the Writing Center to hone his writing skills and hang out with a pretty cool bunch of people. In his free time, he will most likely be reading, involved in a theatre production at the CFA, or spoiling himself with a Breaking Bad marathon.
Ashlee Frey, English Education Major
Ashlee is super excited to be working at the Writing Center. Like many of our tutors, Ashlee has always helped her friends and family with their writing projects, but at the Writing Center, she is able to help even more people! In her free time, she hangs out with friends, watches a lot of movies, and writes short stories and poetry.
Logan Heim, Professional Writing Major
Logan Heim is a laid-back guy - feel free to call him Logi Bear. He spends a lot of time with the Writing Center and loves to help other students with their writing. In his free time, he plays League of Legends, Dota 2, and PlayStation 2 games. He enjoys reading and hanging out with his brothers at Sigma Tau Gamma and keeps up a semi-regular blog of short stories and poems after his homework is completed.
Luke Hughes, English Education Major
In his third year at UW-Platteville and his fourth semester as a writing tutor, Luke feels that the Writing Center is the "write" fit. He has always had a knack for writing, and after being asked numerous times to proofread papers for friends, he decided to take it to the next level and become a tutor. Wanting to make a career out of teaching and tutoring, he is very eager to help any student with writing. When he isn’t working at the Writing Center, he is mostly spending time with friends, watching Netflix, playing video games, or listening to really obscure music that no one has heard of.
Mustapha Kebbeh, Electrical Engineering Major, Computer Science Minor
Mustapha has been exposed to different languages and dialects and therefore has a passion for writing. In his opinion, the diversity of UW-Platteville offers a platform to share experiences with students through writing as they strive to become more academically and professionally effective writers. Mustapha has a strong interest in cultures and is always, in one way or the other, trying to learn something new about someone or something outside his own cultural compass. In his free time, he enjoys playing soccer, writing poetry, and drawing.
Jerica Mlenar, Criminal Justice Major, Forensic Investigation & Psychology Minor
An avid reader for all of her post-toddler life, Jerica really appreciates the art of writing. She won a few essay contests here and there, starting as early as fifth grade, and even had one of her poems published in a book. Jerica is incredibly excited to help students discover their writing talents and learn as much as she can from the people she meets and the papers she reads. When she is not reading, writing, or tutoring, she works at the campus library, volunteers at local events, does homework, attends student organization meetings, cleans, or sings at the top of her lungs.
Beth Pieper, Animal Science Major
Beth Pieper is in her second semester as writing tutor. She enjoys helping others and loves writing, so becoming a tutor at the Writing Center seemed like a great fit. Beth's favorite part of this job is meeting new students and working with them throughout the writing process. When she’s not at the Writing Center, she enjoys playing her clarinet, watching movies, and dealing a mean game of cards.
Zach Rothmann, Electrical Engineering Major
Although Zach has always been a math-brained person, he started to appreciate the art of writing his freshman year. Looking to be more of a well-rounded individual, Zach applied to the Writing Center and loves taking a break from numbers to talk about words with student writers. Zach is also able to blend his two favorite skills together, serving as the STEM-focused writing tutor, with drop-in hours in Engineering Hall. When Zach is not busy with lab reports and compositions, he is usually watching whatever sporting event is on TV or playing video games with his competitive roommate.
Danielle Stern, Elementary Education Major
A tutor for kids throughout high school, Danielle wanted to continue working with others by helping them with their writing. Danielle works as both a writing tutor and writing partner, and loves the both experiences because she enjoys working with students. In addition, as a writing partner for English 1230, she gets great experience in a classroom. Danielle was published for her poetry twice in middle school and once in high school. Danielle is an active member of Gamma Phi Beta and the DRIVEN Scholars program on campus, and in her free time, enjoys watching The Big Bang Theory and Jeopardy.
Britt Till, English Literature & Professional Writing Major
Britt finds comfort in the order that language brings to her chaotic life and hopes to persuade others to see this aspect of writing instead of considering it daunting. From calligraphy courses to creative writing workshops, she enjoys scrutinizing what makes language and ideas work. When she’s not at the Writing Center, she can be found playing with her puppy, binging on Netflix, and paying late fees at local libraries.
Raven Weems, English Literature Major, Ethnic Studies Minor
Originally from Milwaukee, WI, Raven began working in the Writing Center under the Writing Fellows Program in Spring 2013 and is now a seasoned writing tutor. One of her favorite parts of this job is learning new things from the many different papers she encounters. Outside of the Writing Center, she enjoys mentoring freshmen through the DRIVEN Scholars Program, dancing on FusionX Hip-Hop Dance team, and participating in organizations like Black Student Union and Every Woman. In her down time, she obsesses over Breaking Bad, Scandal, The Big Bang Theory, and reality television shows, as well as reading books, doing hair, and painting nails.
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