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Tutor Spotlight

December 4, 2023


Alexa is a senior civil engineering major. On campus she is a member of the Alpha Sigma Tau Sorority. Her hobbies include crafting and spending time with friends and family.

Alexa’s favorite thing about the Writing Center is when returning clients are able to grow their skill set in writing. The tip she gives is that short and concise is better than long and boring.

Literary Fun Fact: Alexa’s favorite character is America from “The Selection” Series and her favorite genre is dystopian.

Tutor Spotlight

November 27, 2023

emmaEmma is a sophomore elementary and special education major. Around campus she is on the softball team, a member of Athletes Connected as well as SAAC. In her free time she likes to play softball, lift weights, spend time with friends and family, travel, and read.

Emma’s favorite thing about the Writing Center is the de-stress zone. The writing tip she gives people is that affect is a verb while effect is a noun.

Literary Fun Fact: Emma’s favorite genres to read are romance and nonfiction, specifically self help. Her favorite literary character is Lily Bloom from “It Ends with Us” by Colleen Hoover.

Tutor Spotlight

November 20, 2023


Mykah is a junior psychology major. Besides working in the Writing Center, Mykah is a member of the Trine Sound of Thunder Marching Band, Trine Orchestra, and Trine Wind Ensemble. In his free time he enjoys listening to music and exercising. 

Mykah’s advice for anyone for writing is to try and picture what you are writing as you write it. His favorite thing about the Writing Center is the great people and even greater snacks!

Literary Fun Facts: Mykah’s favorite literary character is Merlin from the “Legend of King Arthur” and his favorite genre is dark fantasy.

Tutor Spotlight

November 13, 2023


Kaci is a junior English Education major with a minor in Communications. Around campus Kaci is a member of the Varsity Skating Team, The Writers’ Block, and the Society of Future Educators. Her hobbies include writing, teaching color guard, hanging out with friends, reading, and listening to podcasts. 

Kaci advocates for using various sentence structures when writing to show technique. Her favorite thing about the Writing Center are the free snacks.

Literary Fun Fact: Kaci’s favorite character of all time is Audrey from “The Ivies” by Alexa Donne. Her favorite genres to read are YA and Thriller.

Tutor Spotlight

November 6, 2023


Hope is a freshman English major. In her free time you can find her reading, playing the ukulele, or painting.

Hope gives the following writing advice; “Anyone can be a writer as long as they're willing to work with their knowledge and experience! It's easier to learn grammar and conventions than to create a new writing style or work based on artificial emotions. All of the best writers still utilize editors.” She also encourages students to stop by the Writing Center because, “I love the community and friendship between all of the tutors! The Writing Center has a very welcoming environment.”

Literary Fun Fact: Her favorite genre to read is classic horror. Her favorite literary character of all time is Hort from the School for Good and Evil, by Soman Chainani, because she relates to that character the most.

Tutor Spotlight

October 30, 2023


Leah is a junior Communications major with minors in Biology, Social Innovations, and Leadership. Around campus, Leah is a member of Theta Phi Alpha, Sigma Phi Delta, Student Government, NSLS, SOAR/Orientation Leader, GSAN, BSU, and the HAC Media Team. Leah also enjoys listening to music, playing video games, musical theater, and writing.

Leah’s one tip when writing is. “To avoid run on sentences, a good rule of thumb is to have only one conjunction in a sentence!” Her favorite thing about the Writing Center is, “I love how much teamwork the tutors have! If one tutor is unable to answer a client's question, we will work together to provide the best answer for them.”

Literary Fun Facts: Leah’s favorite genre to read is non-supernatural horror. Her favorite book character is Magnus Bane from the “Mortal Instruments” series by Cassandra Clare.

Why go the Writing Center?

October 23, 2023

Rex is a senior tutor in the Writing Center with a major in crimminal justice. Continue below to read why he chooses to be a tutor and how it helps him with his writing.

Being a Criminal Justice major who has aspirations to attend law school after I graduate from Trine University, I believe that having good reading and writing skills are vital for success in my field. That is why I became a tutor at the Writing Center and recommend the Writing Center for anyone looking to strengthen their writing skills.

It is a common misconception that being a good writer is only needed if your field is English or education. Regardless of what career you plan on pursuing, being able to formulate concise and professional essays or reports are needed to be an effective communicator. Even throughout my time of pursuing my Master's Degree, I have found how important it is to be a strong writer, due to how writing-intensive graduate school is.

Anyone who is going into a field that requires reports, or anyone who plans on attending further education after Trine University, would benefit greatly from utilizing the Writing Center's resources.

-Rex Chapman- Shadik, Class of 2024

Tutor Spotlight

October 18, 2023


Rex is a senior Criminal Justice major with minors in History and Political Science. In addition to being a tutor in the Writing Center, he is a member of the Blackstone Law Club and on Trine’s Rugby team. In his free time, Rex is either working out or playing, you guessed it, rugby. 

Rex’s one tip for anyone working on their papers, is to use commas when adding in conjunctions. He also encourages others to stop in the Writing Center because it is easy to get help with anything you need with your essay.

Literary Fun Facts: Rex enjoys reading history novels. His favorite book character of all time is Atticus Finch from Harper Lee’s “How to Kill a Mockingbird”. 

Tutor Spotlight

October 4, 2023


Mackenzie is a sophomore English and communications major with a minor in business. Around campus she is a member of the Alpha Sigma Tau Sorority, HAC Media, Writer's Block, and University Choir. Her hobbies include reading, writing, singing, and shopping.

Mackenzie’s favorite thing about the Writing Center is being able to help students, as well as making connections with others. The tip she gives is to read your writing out loud to see if it makes sense.

Literary Fun Fact: Mackenzie’s current favorite fictional character is Jacks from “The Once Upon a Broken Heart” Trilogy by Stephanie Garber. Her favorite genre is fantasy and her favorite book is “Six of Crows” by Leigh Bardugo.

Tutor Spotlight

September 27, 2023


Haylee is a senior English and Communications major with a concentration in Health Administration. Other than being a tutor in the Writing Center, Haylee is also Editor in Chief of the HAC Media Team. In her free time you can find Haylee curled up with a good book or playing with her puppy Millie.

If Haylee were to give one tip when writing your paper, it is to start with an outline and go from there. She also encourages others to stop by the Writing Center if they are looking for a relaxing environment, even if they are just looking to work on homework.

Literary Fun Facts: Haylee is a fantasy and romance reader. Her favorite book character of all time is Aelin Galathnyius from the “Throne of Glass” series by Sarah J. Mass.



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