Tutor Bios

About our tutors

C4W writing tutors are undergraduate and graduate students who have been trained in the theory and practice of peer tutoring. These tutors are enrolled in faculties and programs across campus: in the humanities, the sciences, business, education – and beyond. 

Do not worry if you cannot find a tutor who specializes in exactly the exact subject of your assignment. All of the tutors are qualified to assess and comment on various forms and styles of writing.

Undergraduate-Level Tutors

Erin (WRS 101 Bridging Program Tutor)

Erin is in her final year of an honours BA with a double major in English and Creative Writing. She also has experience working as a Technical Writer and Marketer for an Edmonton-based company. Erin knows what it is like to be frustrated with a piece of writing, and would love to help you with your projects, regardless of what stage they’re at.

Katherine (Online Tutor)

Katherine is a fourth year Education student with a specialization in English and Drama. In the past, she has been lucky enough to see some of her stories and poems reach publication, most recently in Glass Buffalo magazine. Katherine has experience as a high school English tutor, drama instructor, and piano teacher. She is an avid reader and writer and is comfortable assisting you with writing from any discipline.

Sai

Sai is fourth year student B.Sc. student majoring in Neuroscience. He is interested in interdisciplinary teaching, learning and collaboration. Sai is obsessed with how ideas are constructed, interpreted and negotiated to help understand different concepts. He enjoys listening to music, volunteering, learning about culture and running. He is excited to assist students with their writing.

Soyeon (WRS 101 Bridging Program Tutor)

Soyeon is in her last year of her undergraduate degree, majoring in English literature, and she has worked for the Bridging Program since 2014. She enjoys helping students find their voice in their writing, whether it is in an academic setting or not. She is eager to help you and she hopes to see you soon at the Centre for Writers.

Taya (WRS 101 Bridging Program Tutor)

Taya is a fourth year undergraduate English major with a minor in French. She has been tutoring at the Centre for Writers since the Fall Semester of 2015. She loves reading, writing, poetry, learning new things and helping other students at the Centre for Writers! Also, Taya wants you to keep in mind that she is more than willing to help students become better writers from all faculties! So, if you are an engineering or science student, please do not be shy! On another note, Taya is an experienced essay writer. During the Winter Semester of 2016, she won the ENGL 222 department prize. She loves writing essays of all kinds, and her favourite part about working at the C4W is helping other students find their voice. During her time working as a Bridging Program tutor for WRS 101, Taya spent every week working hard with first year students on writing concisely, confidently, and strengthening their thesis statements. Taya loves her position at the C4W, and she looks forward to working with you.


Graduate-Level Tutors

 Majid

Majid is a PhD student of Teaching English as a Second Language, specializing in grammar teaching and error correction. He has taught ESL, IELTS, and EAP courses for about 5 years. He started working at the Centre for Writers in May 2016. Majid welcomes writings from different fields and in different genres, particularly research reports, research proposals, review papers, statement of purpose papers, and grant applications. He hopes that he will be able to exploit his previous experience to help you develop your writing skills.

 Nathan

Nathan has an Honours Degree in Biology from the University of Victoria, as well as a Professional Writing Minor in Journalism and Publishing. He is currently working on a Master's degree in the Biological Sciences at the University of Alberta. Whenever possible, he indulges his passion for science journalism and the promotion of science literacy and critical thinking. He's enthusiastic about tutoring not only so that he can help students improve their academic confidence and performance, but also so that he can learn from the unique suite of skills, knowledge, and experience that every student has to offer. 

  Pony

Pony is a PhD candidate in an interdisciplinary program, combining cultural studies and performance studies. Pony has been a tutor at the Centre for Writers since August 2013. Pony loves all types of writing and loves using "they" as a singular pronoun because it is gender neutral. They have a B.A. in Anthropology with a minor in Women Studies from the University of Kentucky and a M.S. in Recreation Management from the University of Montana in the United States. Pony has published several research papers in scholarly journals and has experience teaching technical writing. Pony enjoys working with students from diverse disciplines and is excited to work with you and to help you become a better writer. :O)
  

 Saeid

Saeid has bachelor and master degrees in Chemical Engineering and is currently Ph.D. candidate in Mechanical Engineering. He has been teaching assistant and tutors in science and engineering courses and has published several scientific papers and reports. Saeid is familiar with ESL writing challenges and he welcomes writers from various subjects. As such, he would be delighted to help you accomplish your writing goals.

Silvia

Silvia is a doctoral student in the Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies, specializing in Russian language and literature. She received both her BA in English and Russian, and her MA in Russian from Sapienza University of Rome. She has been teaching languages since 2006, in particular ESL (English as a Second Language), Russian for beginners, and Italian. She is interested in many fields: literature, comparative literature, SLA (Second Language Acquisition), translation studies, linguistics, philology, and much more! Silvia will also be glad to help you with your assignments and personal writing in Russian 111-112 and all levels of Italian.







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