Tutor Information

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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 July/August and January of each year.

Downtown Tutors (location varies by tutor, see below)

Alena Sanderson (Alena.Sanderson@asu.edu)
Major(s): Journalism and Mass Communications with a focus on Public Relations
Minor(s): Spanish
THE/HOI professor(s): Dr. O’Flaherty

Alena’s advice: Never underestimate the power of a short sentence. 

Location: Taylor Place Starbucks on Mondays and Thursdays; Corner Bakery Café, 455 N 3rd St, Phoenix on Wednesdays
Mondays: 5pm-8pm
Wednesdays: 10am-2pm
Thursdays: 5pm-8pm


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.

Location: Taylor Place Starbucks
Tuesdays: 4:30pm-7:30pm
Wednesdays: 3pm-7pm
Thursdays: 4:30pm-7:30pm


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


Matthew Contursi (Matthew.Contursi@asu.edu)
Major: Molecular Biotechnologies and Biosciences / English, Rhetorics
THE/HOI professor(s): Dr. Meloy

Matthew’s advice: Your time writing essays is best spent writing on topics that resonate with you.

Wednesdays, 11am-2pm, 5pm-7pm
Fridays, 9am-2pm

Emily Joiner (Emily.Joiner@asu.edu)
Majors: Sustainability and Economics
Minor: Statistics
THE/HOI professor(s): Dr. Popova

Emily’s advice: Don't write aimlessly, know the idea you want to arrive at and then figure out the steps that'll get you there.

Sundays, 12pm-5pm


Katie Kennedy (mkkenne3@asu.edu)
Major(s): English Linguistics and Chinese
THE/HOI professor(s): Dr. Fedock and Dr. King

Katie’s advice: Just get your ideas out. It doesn't matter if it makes sense or not. Write down your initial thoughts, ask yourself why, write down your answer, ask why again, and just get as much out as you can. You won't use everything you think of, but you can now start to sort through what you have and build a skeleton from these ideas. It's easier assemble a skeleton and then flesh it out than to build a whole human one perfect molecule at a time.

Mondays, 2pm-7pm


Madi Margolis (mmargol2@asu.edu)
Major: 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.

Mondays, 12:30pm-2:30pm
Tuesdays, 10am-1pm
Wednesdays, 12:30pm-2:30pm
Thursdays, 6pm-9pm


Sarah Murray (samurra6@asu.edu)
Major: Biological Sciences (Biomedical Sciences)
Minor: Women and Gender Studies
THE/HOI professor(s): Dr. Voorhees and Dr. Ostling

Sarah’s advice: Make sure you fully understand your own thesis.

Thursdays: 11am-4pm 


Fargo Tbakhi (fargotbakhi@gmail.com)
Major: 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


Mondays, 10am-1pm
Tuesdays, 10am-1pm
Thursdays, 10am-2pm