Meet the Writing Tutors

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Mo (They/Them/Theirs)

MAJOR: Race and Ethnic Studies

Other activities: Climate Justice Collective

Ask me about: Brainstorming, Outlining Ideas, Organization and Flow, Argumentative or Persuasive Essays, Great Conversation

Zoe E (She/Her/Hers)

Psychology Major with concentrations in Educational Studies – TOEFL and Linguistic Studies

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

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Great Con, Outlining Ideas, Developing Evidence, Organization and Flow, Argumentative or Persuasive Essays, ESL Tutoring

Karen (She/Her/Hers)

English, Russian Language and Area Studies, Race and Ethnic Studies

Fun Fact: I’m involved with the Olaf Messenger

Ask me about: Developing Evidence, Grammar & Mechanics, Creative Writing, Argumentative or Persuasive Essays

Zoë (She/Her/Hers)

English and Sociology/Anthropology Major

(Not tutoring Spring 2022)

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

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

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

(Not tutoring Spring 2022)

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

(Not tutoring Spring 2022)

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

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

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! I’m a McNair and Posse Scholar.

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Outlining ideas, brainstorming, 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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rainstorming, argumentative and persuasive essays, creative writing, intros & conclusions, grammar & mechanics

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

Alyssa (She/Her/Hers)

Sociology/Anthropology Major

Activities:SOAR Peer Leader, Hmong Culture Outreach, Cantorei

Ask me About: Great Con, Brainstorming, Developing Evidence, Organization and Flow, Research, Argumentative or Persuasive Essays

Ben (He/Him/His)

Economics and Psychology Major

(Not tutoring Spring 2022)

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

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)

Asian Studies 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

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.