Meet the Writing Tutors

Mo (They/She)

MAJOR: Social work and Race and Ethnic Studies

OTHER ACTIVITIES: KSTO radio, Green Bandana Project

CONVERSATION EXPERIENCE: Great Con

TUTORING SPECIALTIES: Brainstorming, Great Con, conclusions and “So What?”

FUN FACTS: I love to cook, watercolor, and bike.

Kamaya (She/Her/Hers)

Nursing Major with Women’s and Gender Studies concentration

Activities:  SSS, SNA, and SOC
Fun Fact: I can sing the alphabet backwards and I know the lyrics to just about every song there is.

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outlining, SOAN papers, religion papers, outlining Ideas, developing evidence, reorganizing a draft

Zoe E (She/Her/Hers)

Psychology Major with concentrations in Educational Studies and Neuroscience

Fun Fact: I have lived in England, China, the US, and Canada.

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Great Con; outlining ideas, developing evidence, organization & flow, argumentative and persuasive essays

Regina (She/Her/Hers)

Sociology/Anthropology and Economics Major

Languages: Spanish
Fun Fact: When my little brother was 4 my dad got him a book about animal poop, so now I know that whale poop is pink and floats. 🙂

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WI-FYS

Karen (She/Her/Hers)

Russian and English Major with Education concentration

Fun Fact: I can ripstick and yo-yo at the same time.

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Revising, creative writing

Zoë (She/Her/Hers)

English and Sociology/Anthropology Major

Activities: The Olaf Messenger
Fun Fact:  I have the best banana chocolate chip muffin recipe.

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Great Con Papers, Speaking Space, brainstorming, outlining, organization & flow, personal narratives, argumentative & persuasive essays

Rahaf (She/Her/Hers)

Mathematics and Physics Major

Activities:  Student Government Association and the Society for Physics Students
Languages: Arabic

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Science Conversation; brainstorming, developing evidence, research, personal narratives, persuasive and argumentative essays

Gabe (They/Them/Theirs)

Social Work Major with a concentration in Race and Ethnic Studies

Activities: Scared Scriptless (the Improv Club). If that sounds interesting to you, please let me know, and I’ll give you more information!

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Am Con; Speaking Space, brainstorming, grammar & mechanics, creative writing/poetry, personal narratives, argumentative/persuasive essays

Zainab (She/Her/Hers)

History, Political Science, and Religion Major with a concentration in International Relations

Fun Fact: I‘m very fascinated by all the kinds of cuisines in the world! I love to cook food from all over the world, learn about the history of cuisines and write about them!

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G
reat Con; brainstorming, introductions & conclusions, organization & flow, developing evidence, research, personal narratives

Aya (She/Her/Hers)

Individual Major and Political Science Major with concentrations in International Relations, Latin American studies, and Middle Eastern studies

Activities: Surfing, reading, dreaming 🙂
Languages: French, Arabic, Spanish, and Portuguese

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Great Con, PACON, WI-FYS, introductions & conclusions, outlining ideas, research, developing evidence

AnnaGrace (She/Her/Hers)

English Major with a concentration in Educational Studies

Activities: I’m a founding member of a new ministry organization called The Table!

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rainstorming, outlining ideas, organization & flow, creative writing, personal narratives, argumentative and persuasive essays

Elie (He/Him/His)

Computer Science and Studio Art Major


Languages: French
Fun Fact: I enjoy drawing portraits, singing, playing soccer and scientific conversations

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Environmental Conversation; WI-FYS, brainstorming, developing evidence, organization and flow, research, argumentative and persuasive essay

Fenton (He/Him/His)

Computer Science Major with a concentration in Linguistic Studies

Activities: BORSC, being outside
Fun Fact: My favorite artist is Taylor Swift

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Great Con; developing evidence, organization & flow, research, personal narratives, persuasive and argumentative essays

Tsz (She/Her/Hers)

Nursing Major

Activities: APO
Languages: Chinese
Fun Fact:  I love dogs and reading

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Creative writing/poetry, brainstorming, outlining

Blue (He/They/She)

Creative Writing and Social Work Major

Fun Fact: I love playing volleyball and am always down for a good game.

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Race Matters Conversation; outlining ideas, introductions & conclusions, organization & flow, creative writing, poetry, personal narratives, revising

Sofi Serio (She/Her/Hers)

Sociology/Anthropology Major

Languages: Spanish (up to 250)
Fun fact: I used to race competitively in both mountain biking and Nordic skiing!
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AmCon; grammar mechanics, brainstorming, outlining ideas, personal narratives, persuasive and argumentative essays

Raina (She/They)

Music Education Major (Vocal)

Activities: choir, rock climbing, crochet
Languages: Spanish
Fun Fact: Ask me about my cat!

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Outlining, grammar & mechanics, ESL Writers, organization and flow, personal narratives, argumentative and persuasive essays

Elise (She/Her/Hers)

Biology and Spanish Major

Activities: I play violin in the St. Olaf Philharmonia.
Languages: Spanish
Fun Fact: Pigs are my favorite animal.

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Brainstorming, Reorganizing a Draft, Grammar & Flow

Jen (She/Her/Hers)

English and Women’s and Gender Studies Major with a concentration in Management Studies

Activities: Students for Reproductive Rights
Languages: Spanish
Fun Fact: My friends call me Jen 10

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American Conversation; organization & flow, creative writing, research

Samirah (She/Her/Hers)

Psychology Major with a concentration in Educational Studies

Fun Fact: Yellow is my favorite color and many people might say that I give off a yellow aura too! 

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Great Con; outlining ideas, organization & flow, grammar & mechanics, creative writing, personal narratives

Maria (She/They)

English and Spanish Major with concentrations in Race and Ethnic Studies and Women’s and Gender Studies

Languages: Spanish
Activities: I’m on the Swim and Dive Team!

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B
rainstorming, argumentative and persuasive essays, creative writing, intros & conclusions, grammar & mechanics

Clare (She/Her/Hers)

Sociology/Anthropology and Asian Studies

OTHER ACTIVITIES: I’ve worked at an adaptive summer camp for three years, coached gymnasts with varying disabilities, and am continuing to volunteer with Awesome Club at St. Olaf.

TUTORING SPECIALTIES: research papers, narratives

FUN FACTS: I trained my dog in sign language (ASL) and I’ve loved coaching gymnastics since high school.

LANGUAGES: American Sign Language

 

Zoe P (She/Her/Hers)

Biology and Environmental Studies Major

Fun Fact: I’m entirely convinced ice cream is the best dessert.

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Environmental Conversation; brainstorming, introductions & conclusions, outlining ideas, science writing, research

Kim (She/Her/Hers)

Biology Major

Activities: NorthStar STEM Alliance

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Brainstorming, outlining ideas, research, personal narratives, organization & flow

Jose (He/Him/His)

Social Studies Education and Race and Ethnic Studies Major

Languages: Spanish
Fun Fact: I really like sharks, they’re cool.

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Brainstorming, personal narratives, intros & conclusions, organization & flow

Melissa (She/Her/Hers)

Mathematics and Religion Major

Activities: Pre-Law Club
Languages: Spanish

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Brainstorming, reorganizing a draft, grammar & flow, creative writing, personal narratives

Alyssa (She/Her/Hers)

Undeclared Major

Activities: Hmong Culture Outreach, SOAR Peer Leader
Fun Fact:  I am a dog mom!

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Great Con; introductions & conclusions, developing evidence, organization, argumentative and persuasive essays

Ben (He/Him/His)

Economics and Psychology Major

Activities: I’m on the Golf Team!

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AmCon; Speaking Space, developing evidence, organization & flow, personal narratives, argumentative & persuasive essays, research

Leila (She/Her/Hers)

Environmental Studies and History Major

Activities: I am a member of the St. Olaf Women’s Rugby Team and have started an Esty this summer! 

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Brainstorming, organization & flow, creative writing, argumentative and persuasive essays

Aggie (She/Her/Hers)

Psychology Major with a concentration in Neuroscience

Fun Fact: I love getting a strawberry Italian soda to keep me motivated during the semester!

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Brainstorming, outlining ideas, developing evidence, grammar & mechanics, research, personal narratives

Seng (He/Him/His)

Music Major

Activities: I play Badminton!
Languages: Hmong

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Developing evidence, organization & flow, creative writing, research

Zack (He/Him/His)

English Major with a concentration in Environmental Studies

Activities: St. Olaf UNICEF

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Environmental Conversation;  developing evidence, outlining ideas, organization & flow, creative writing, personal narratives, argumentative & persuasive essays

Joanna (She/Her/Hers)

English and Music Major

Activities: The Creative Collective
Fun Fact: I once had 11 cats!
Languages: Spanish

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Brainstorming, outlining ideas, organization & flow, creative writing, personal narratives

Hannah (She/Her/Hers)

English Major with concentrations in Women’s and Gender Studies and Educational Studies

Activities: I play club hockey and work with the local Northfield youth hockey teams!
Fun Fact: I once met Adam Levine randomly while at lunch with a friend.

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AmCon; brainstorming, outlining ideas, personal narratives, argumentative and persuasive essays

Moyo (She/Her/Hers)

Chinese and Psychology Major with a concentration in Media Studies

Fun Fact: I love taking photographs and listening to music!

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Brainstorming, grammar & mechanics, organization and flow, creative writing, personal narratives, argumentative and persuasive essays

Maani (She/Her/Hers)

Individual Major and Music Major

Languages: Hindi
Fun Fact: I’m low-key obsessed with going to the zoo/aquarium.

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Speaking Space, brainstorming, grammar & mechanics, developing evidence, personal narratives, creative writing, research

Jonah (He/Him/His)

English Major with a concentration in Management Studies

Languages: Latin
Fun Fact: I do a really solid Rob Lowe impression 

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Speaking Space, brainstorming, introductions & conclusions, grammar & mechanics, argumentative and persuasive essays

Crystal (She/Her/Hers)

Psychology

OTHER ACTIVITIES: Krush Dance Crew

TUTORING SPECIALTIES: Organization

FUN FACTS: My favorite type of yogurt is vanilla yogurt

LANGUAGES: Chinese

Justin (He/Him/His)

English, Media Studies

OTHER ACTIVITIES: Ultimate frisbee, the Mess, fine art

TUTORING SPECIALTIES: Brainstorming, outlining, creative writing, history papers, introductions & conclusions

FUN FACTS: It’s my life’s goal to visit every single U.S. National park.

Lunar (She/Her/Hers)

Psychology & Economics

MAJOR: Psychology and Economics

OTHER ACTIVITIES: cooking, playing the piano, exercising

TUTORING SPECIALTIES: Brainstorming, personal statements, creative writing

LANGUAGES: Vietnamese

FUN FACTS: I love everything about food: talking about its nutrition, baking and of course, eating. I memorized all Taylor Swift’s songs and Harry Potter’s spells.

Inclusivity Statement

The tutors at the St. Olaf Writing Desk and Speaking Space believe that all voices and dialects are important and valuable in the academic conversation, and we believe tutoring can promote social justice. We are committed to creating a space where students and tutors of all backgrounds一in terms of race, ethnicity, color, creed, nationality, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexuality, age, religion, marital status, veteran status, socioeconomic status, ability, education, and linguistic background一can feel confident expressing themselves through writing and speaking. We expect students and tutors to model respect and cultural humility.