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If you're interested in applying for a tutoring position at Barrett, please look for the official job listing in the Honors-L listserv and the Student Employment website in January of each year. Tutors will be hired for the following academic year, and with the Director’s approval, have the option to continue working as tutors in subsequent years. Once they are hired, new tutors are trained in a Session B, one credit, HON seminar in the spring.

Downtown Tutors (AZ Center 3rd Floor, Rms 326 and 328)

Jakob Wastek (Jakob.Wastek@asu.edu)
Major(s): Journalism
Minor(s): German
THE/HOI professor(s): Dr. Scott Lynch (has also taken classes with Drs. O’Flaherty and Sandoval)

Jakob’s advice: Your first instinct is usually right. Just get writing and the flow will come later. Ideas on paper are much easier to work with than those in your mind.

Hours:

Mondays 12-4pm
Tuesdays 12-3:00pm
Thursdays: 12-3:00pm

 

Julianna Morton (jlmorto4@asu.edu)
Major(s): Public Relations (Journalism)
Minor(s): Technological Entrepreneurship and Management 
THE/HOI professor(s): Dr. Young and Dr. O’Flaherty

Julianna’s advice: Your writing advice to fellow students: Never underestimate the power of a short sentence!

Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 1-6pm

 

Alexis Sammon (asammon@asu.edu)

Major(s): Public Service and Public Policy
Certificate in Cross Sector Leadership
THE/HOI professor(s): Dr. O’Flaherty and Dr. Sandoval

Alexis’ advice: If you don’t know where to start, start in the middle. You can always organize your ideas later, but they have to be on paper before you can do that. The best arguments are often built from the inside out rather than from start to end. If I had tried to work straight from introduction to conclusion, I probably wouldn’t have finished a single paper.

Hours:

Mondays 8-10am and 5-7pm
Wednesdays 8-10am and 5-7pm
Fridays 8-10am

Tempe Tutors (located in the Study Lounge on the second floor of Honors Hall)

Madi Margolis (mmargol2@asu.edu)
Major(s): Film Production and French
THE/HOI professor(s): Dr. Dove

Madi’s advice: If you get stuck, try writing by hand to get your ideas flowing—most of the time, I end up handwriting entire essays.

Hours:
Tuesdays 12-3pm
Wednesdays 12-3pm
Thursdays: 12-4pm

 

Paige Elder (peelder@asu.edu)

Major(s): English Linguistics
Minor(s): Spanish, Speech and Hearing Science
THE/HOI professor(s): Dr. Schmidt

Paige's advice: Don't let the idea of writing an essay intimidate you. The hardest part is starting. Write down any ideas that come to you and don't be afraid to pursue them. You can always go back and revise your writing, but if you haven't written anything, then there's nothing to build up on.

Hours:

Mondays 11am-1:30pm
Wednesday 10am-1pm
Thursdays 2-5pm
Fridays 11am-12:30pm

 

Krystina Boyd-Frenkel (krystina.boyd-frenkel@asu.edu)

Major(s): Psychology
Minor(s): Antrhopology
THE/HOI professor(s): Dr. deLusé

Krystina's advice: Good writing is all about revision. The more you work with something the better it will get- be patient. Don't be afraid to completely start over with an idea or rework an idea in a different direction. In order to get over the scariness of a blank page, it can be helpful to get all of your ideas down onto paper and then organize them in a rough outline to get you started.

Hours:

Mondays 5-7pm
Tuesdays 4-5pm
Wednesdays 10am-2pm, 4-7pm

 

Julia Guido (jquido4@asu.edu)

Major(s): Biochemistry and Spanish Linguistics
THE/HOI professor(s): Dr. John Lynch (171) and Dr. Popova (272)

Julia's advice: If you don't know where to start, write anything that comes to mind. First drafts are meant to be edited, and it's much easier to work with a messy draft than with a blank page. Get your ideas out there!

Hours:

Sundays 5-7pm
Tuesdays 2-7pm
Fridays 2-5pm

 

Marie Buettner (mbuettn1@asu.edu)

Major(s): Painting
Minor(s): Spanish
THE/HOI professor(s): Dr. Barca

Marie's advice: Your first draft will not be perfect. Start by putting down whatever ideas you have, no matter how rough. You can refine and organize your ideas once you have them all in one place. If you're unaware of where to start, having a thesis already in mind isn't necessary; instead, try starting with the evidence itself and see what ideas and patterns you can pull from your analysis of a particular passage.

Hours:

Tuesdays 8-10am
Thursdays 8-10am, 5-7pm
Fridays 2-6pm

 

Julia O'Connell (joconne7@asu.edu)

Major(s): Global Health
Minor(s): Justice Studies
THE/HOI professor(s): Dr. Soares

Julia's advice: Start your writing process by writing down your stream of consciousness. Then review it and refine your ideas by adding evidence, improving word choice, and correcting grammar errors. Keep reviewing and making these changes. Writing a strong paper involves a lot of trial and error.

Hours:

Sundays 3-5pm
Mondays 2-6pm
Wednesdays 2-6pm

 

Fargo Tbakhi (fargotbakhi@gmail.com)
Major(s): Theatre
THE/HOI professor(s): Dr. Ingram-Waters
 
Fargo’s advice: Take risks, be clear, and know the conventions extremely well, so you can break them extremely well

Hours:
Mondays 9am-12pm
Tuesdays 9-11am
Wednesday 9am-12am
Thursdays 9-11am

 

Arni Dizon (aedizon@asu.edu)
Major(s): Psychology and Justice Studies
THE/HOI professor(s): Dr. Barca 

Arni’s advice: Never be afraid of first drafts. First drafts mean the messy and the disorganized and the gritty—all of these things are part of the process. If you are facing an assignment that seems daunting, set a 20 minute timer for yourself and just write. Ideas, even the smallest ones, come when you let yourself be reckless. Then from the small bits, build an argument.

Hours:
Sundays 4-7pm
Wednesday 5-7pm
Thursdays 5-7pm
Fridays 9am-12pm

 

Anna Mangus (ammangus@asu.edu)
Major(s): Chemical Engineering
THE/HOI professor(s): Dr. Mack 

Anna’s advice: Don’t be afraid to scratch an entire argument and start fresh from the beginning if it’s not working. The writing process is more like riding a roller coaster than riding a train.  

Hours:

Tuesdays 3-6pm
Wednesdays 2-4pm
Thursdays 10am-1pm
Fridays 10:30am-12:30pm

 

Ariel Rawls (arawls1@asu.edu)
Major(s): Justice Studies
THE/HOI professor: Dr. Fontinha de Alcantara

Ariel's Advice: Sometimes the best thing to do is to set your paper aside for a while. If you are experiencing writer's block, step away from your computer for the night or even an hour or two and distract yourself with things you enjoy. It might seem counterproductive, but you will find that your mind comes back to your paper naturally and with fresh ideas that will work to your benefit. Staring at the same sentence in your paper for hours on end will not help you. Instead, take a much deserved break to let your mind come up with new ideas and avenues for your argument to surface. Trust me, it works!

Hours:
Mondays 3-6pm
Tuesdays 11am-1pm
Wednesdays: 3-5pm
Thursdays: 11am-2pm

 

Alexis Moore (amoore34@asu.edu)
Major(s): Interdisciplinary Studies (Film and History)
THE/HOI professor(s): Dr. Loebenberg, Dr. Brian

Alexis's Advice: Follow what's intriguing to you, because your best work usually begins at the core of your interests.

Hours:
Mondays 1-2pm
Tuesdays 10am-12pm, 1-3pm
Thursdays 4-7pm
Fridays 12-2pm

 

Shakki Bhat (shakkibhat@asu.edu)
Major(s): Supply Chain Management
Minor(s): Sustainability 
THE/HOI professor: Dr. John Lynch

Shakki’s Advice: Relax, no one is expecting you to find perfection overnight.  As some may say, “Rome wasn’t built in a day”; the same goes for any piece of writing.  Take your time, don’t be afraid to ask for help, and try to make what you are writing about interesting to you, and then you will be able to find success. 

Hours:

Mondays: 9-11:30am, 2-5pm
Wednesdays: 9-11:30am
Thursdays: 2-4 pm