Barrett Writing Center Tutor Information

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Downtown Tutors (Zoom and Barrett Suite of Mercado, Rm 111) 

Grace Fraser (gmfraser@asu.edu)
Major: Nursing
THE/HOI professor(s): Dr. Fedock
Grace’s advice: Instead of trying to make this essay perfect, simply try to make it better than the last. 

Mon 8:30-10:30am (P) + 5-6pm (Z)

Tues 5-7pm (Z)

Wed 8:30-10:30am (P) + 1:30-2:30 (Z)

Fri 1:30-3:30pm (P)

Zainab Imran (zimran1@asu.edu)
Major: Medical Studies
THE/HOI professor: Dr. Fedock
Zainab’s advice: Writing is best when it has your unique voice flowing through it. Don’t be afraid to write what you really want to say, it’ll sound much better than forcing writing that you don’t connect with.  

Sun 4-5pm (Z)

Mon 6-7pm (Z)

Tues 9-10am (P)

Wed 6-7pm (Z)

Thur 9am-12pm (P)

Fri 2-5pm (Z)

Lilly Golich (lgolich@asu.edu)
Major(s): English (Literature)
Minor: Spanish
THE/HOI professor(s): Dr. Van Engen
Lilly’s advice: If you're struggling to come up with a guiding argument for a paper, start by looking in the text itself. So many people start with a thesis and then pull circumstantial quotes that support their idea while ignoring anything contradictory. It's important to consider counterpoints, but your argument will be much stronger if you base it on textual evidence rather than the other way around.

Mon and Wed 10:30am-2:30pm (P)

Tempe Tutors (Zoom and Honors Hall 240)

Ruth Beadle (rbeadle@asu.edu)
Major(s): English Literature
Minor(s): Mathematics, Art History
THE/HOI Professor: Dr. Barca
Ruth's Advice: Sometimes getting feedback from your peers and professor can be overwhelming. That is totally okay! Take a little bit of time to walk, read, reach out to friends, or stretch before taking on the rewrite. Taking care of yourself and breaking up your work into smaller parts will create a more thought-out draft.  

Sun 12-2pm (Z)

Mon 11am-2pm (P)

Wed 11am-2pm (P)

Fri 10am-12pm (Z)

Rachel Eder (reder1@asu.edu)
Major(s): Biological Sciences, Neuroscience, & Psychology
Minor(s): Mathematics & Anthropology
THE/HOI professor(s): Dr. Ingram-Waters
Rachel’s advice: Take time to brainstorm ideas and create outlines! Planning out the order of your paper can help make your ideas flow better between paragraphs, and you’ll have a better idea of what evidence to look for before you start writing your paper. Figuring out topic sentences and finding potential evidence from the text before starting to write my papers always helped me stay more organized.

Sun 2-6pm (P)

Mon 3-7pm (Z)

Tues 6-7pm (Z)

Wed 6-7pm (Z)

Alyssa Gerkin (asgerkin@asu.edu)
Major: Justice Studies
Minors: Criminology and Criminal Justice & Global Health
THE/HOI professor: Dr. Soares
Alyssa’s advice: Recognize that writing is both a personal and collaborative process. While The Human Event provides you with resources to hone your writing skills alongside your peers, there is no one right way to write. Don't shy away from using your lived experience to shape your reading and analysis of the text. Make your writing matter to you!

Mon 10am-1pm (Z)

Tues 9:30-11:30am (P)

Wed 10am-1pm (Z)

Thurs 9:30-11:30 am (P)

{Fri Writing Fellow}

Lilly Golich (lgolich@asu.edu)
Major(s): English (Literature)
Minor: Spanish
THE/HOI professor(s): Dr. Van Engen
Lilly’s advice: If you're struggling to come up with a guiding argument for a paper, start by looking in the text itself. So many people start with a thesis and then pull circumstantial quotes that support their idea while ignoring anything contradictory. It's important to consider counterpoints, but your argument will be much stronger if you base it on textual evidence rather than the other way around.

Tues and Thur 11am-12pm (Z)

Abbey Hobson (ahobson2@asu.edu)
Major(s): Politics and the Economy, Journalism and Mass Communication
THE/HOI professor(s): Dr. Hines
Abbey’s advice: Proofread your essays down to the last minute. Never throw in the towel too early. You can vastly improve your writing by coming back to it with fresh eyes or getting a second opinion.

Mon 3-6pm (P)

Wed 3-6pm (Z)

Fri 9am-1pm (P)

Tara Rastkhiz (trastkhi@asu.edu)
Major(s): Biochemistry and Economics
Minor: Psychology
THE/HOI professor(s): Dr. Van Engen
Tara’s advice: If you are struggling with ideas try writing down everything that comes to mind in response to the prompt. This can give you a direction as to where you stand and finding a text that fits your ideas becomes easier.

Sun 12-3pm (Z)

Mon 5-6pm (Z)

Tues 1-4pm (Z)

Wed 5-6pm (Z)

Fri 3-5pm (Z)

Lakshmi Sawhney (lsawhney@asu.edu)
Major(s): Political Science, History, Philosophy.
Minor: Vocal Performance
THE/HOI professor(s)  Dr. Taylor Hines.
Lakshmi's advice: Thinking while writing is completely normal! As you analyze your evidence, do not be surprised if your interpretation of the text changes. Lean into your new thought process and be open to revising your topic sentences and thesis as you write your paper. 

Mon 2-4pm (Z)

Tues 9-11am + 2-4pm (P)

Thurs 9-11am (Z) + 2-5pm (P)

Hrishita Sharma (hsharm28@asu.edu)
Major(s): Biological Sciences
Minor: Spanish, Design Studies
THE/HOI professor(s): Dr. Hines
Hrishita's advice: Try choosing a topic that you are genuinely interested in. Your ideas will flow much better, and you'll find yourself enjoying the process. Never be afraid to reach out to a friend; we've all been there and we're here to help you!

Mon 6-7pm

Tues 3-5pm

Wed 11am-2pm

Thur 3-7pm

Orchee Syed (olsyed@asu.edu)
Major(s): Psychology
Minor: Sociology Minor
THE professor: Dr. Van Engen
Orchee’s Advice: No writer is great from the start. Shakespeare and Dickinson were born the same as you and me, babbling and illiterate and unable to even grasp a pen, let alone create something with it. There is only one surefire way to improve as a writer, and that is to write. A lot. Practice doesn’t make perfect, but it can get you pretty damn close.

Sun 2-5pm (Z)

Mon 11:30-12:30pm (Z)

Wed 11:30-12:30 + 5-7pm (Z)

Fri 12-3pm (Z)

Joshua Valenzuela (jevalen7@asu.edu)
Major(s): Politics and the Economy
Minor: Theatre
THE/HOI professor(s): Dr. Michael Ostling
Joshua’s advice: Try to outline everything you write. Even if it's just a few sentences, you can still give yourself a great guide and solid framework you can use to organize and play with your ideas and content!

Mon 9am-11am (P)

Tues 1-3pm (P)

Wed 9-11am (P)

Thurs 1-3pm (P)

Fri 1-3pm (P)