Spring 2024 Undergraduate Peer Tutors 

Afton (A.B.)

Afton

Pronouns: She/Her 

Major: Sustainable Food Systems 

Minor: Sustainability and Environmental Stewardship 

Some Subjects/Courses Taken: Texts and Critics, SOCI 101, CHMY 151 

Strengths as a Tutor: 

  • Fine editing and grammar 
  • Brainstorming and idea flow 
  • Problem-solving and re-framing 

A little About Me: I grew up in Twin Falls, Idaho, so I’ve spent all my life in and around the mountains. I have been studying sustainable food systems at MSU for two years now and am passionate about promoting sustainability and keeping the Earth happy. In my free time, I love spending time outside hiking, climbing, and camping, and I also have a passion for travel. Books and music are close to my heart as well. As a tutor, I believe that writing is a collaborative process and I am excited to help you on your journey! 

Anna (A.E.)

Anna

Pronouns: She/Her 

Major: Literature 

Minor: Writing 

Some Subjects/Courses Taken: CRWR, NRSM 101, Texts & Critics, philosophy, literature 

Strengths as a Tutor:  

  • Conversational tutoring style  
  • Creative writing and abstract ideas   
  •  Applications, personal statements, and graduate writing 

A Little About Me: Hi! I grew up on a farm in Yakima, Washington, so alongside my major, I also enjoy agricultural science and natural resource conservation. When I’m not hanging out with my favorite goats, I love reading medieval literature and science fiction. Visiting the Writing Center and talking to other people about my writing has been instrumental in my development as a student. As a result, I can’t wait to work with you all and talk to you about your writing!

Ainsley (A.K.)

Ainsley

Pronouns: She/Her 

Major: Environmental Studies 

Minor: Hispanic Studies  

Some Subjects/Courses Taken: NRSM 101/102/240, BIOB170, Texts & Critics, environmental policy, ecology 

Strengths as a Tutor:   

  • Fine detail editing
  • Outline creation and implementation 
  • Creative writing 

A Little About Me: I speak Spanish and recently studied abroad in Valparaíso, Chile! I love to recreate outdoors and read fantasy literature. My main academic interests lie in policy and natural sciences, and I have experience working with engineering capstones. As a tutor, I like to ask questions and bounce ideas around for a more collaborative approach!


Aidan (A.P.)

Aidan

Pronouns: He/Him 

Major: Microbiology 

Some Subjects/Courses Taken: Texts & Critics, CHMY 141/143, BIOB 160, and COMX 111US 

Strengths as a Tutor:  

  • Structural editing (sentence/paragraph level) 
  • Scientific writing and lab reports 
  • Organizing ideas 

A Little About Me: Hello! I grew up in Laurel, Montana, so I have a great appreciation for this state and our university. When I am not enjoying our outdoor spaces, you can find me reading, jamming out to music, or more likely studying for whichever chemistry class I’m currently taking. As a tutor, I look forward to working with you one on one, regardless of where you're at in the writing process! I believe that written communication is beautiful and empowering, so hopefully I can share my love for it with you!  

Ben (B.C.)

Ben

Pronouns: He/Him

Major: Environmental Biology 

Minor: English Writing  

Some Subjects/Courses Taken: Natural sciences, CRWR240, WRIT372 

Strengths as a Tutor

  • Brainstorming 
  • Conventions and grammar 
  • Blending evidence into argument 

A Little About Me: As an aspiring science communications author, I enjoy finding common ground in both informational and creative disciplines. Writing, after all, is an eclectic process! I believe good storytelling is one of the most effective means of communication. With that in mind, I’m more than happy to work with anything from lab reports to fictional prose.

Carly (C.J.)

Carly

 Pronouns: She/Her  

Major: Community Health/ Pre-Med 

Minor: Psychology   

Some Subjects/Courses Taken: Texts & Critics, German 201/202, CHMY 141/143 

Strengths as a Tutor:  

  • Brainstorming ideas 
  • Focusing on word choice and coherency 
  • Outlining and organizing thoughts 
  • Proofreading for grammar and syntax 

A Little About Me: I was born and raised in Billings, Montana's “big city.” Science and English courses are generally my favorites, but specifically, I love chemistry! Outside of school, I enjoy crafts and drawing; currently, I am learning embroidery. I also enjoy hiking, hammocking, and playing pickle-ball. As a tutor, I want to help you with your points of need. That could mean thinking of essay concepts together or heavy proofreading, whatever you would like to work on. I’m looking forward to working with y’all and hopefully making the writing process a little more fun! 


Carly (C.M.)

Carly

Pronouns: She/Her  

Major: English Literature  

Minors: Math, Philosophy  

Some Subjects/Courses Taken: Texts & Critics, WRIT 201, Memoir Writing, LIT and PHL electives, Swedish, Structure & Function of Language  

Strengths as a Tutor: 

  • Organizing thoughts and ideas with lists, outlines, etc. 
  • Detail-oriented read-throughs (grammar, commas, etc.) 
  • Academic argumentative essays  

A Little About Me: I grew up in Minnesota, but I live in Bozeman almost year-round (much to the chagrin of my cat Nilla, who remains in MN). During the semester, I spend a lot of time tutoring at both the Writing Center and Math and Stats Center. When I’m not working (or doing homework in either Miller or the Library), I am often going on long walks, crocheting, listening to music, and cross-country skiing to destress. I love learning new things, and tutoring is one of my favorite ways to do so; I look forward to meeting and working with you! 

Esther (E.N.M.)

Esther

Pronouns: She/Her 

Major: Environmental Science 

Some Subjects/Courses Taken: WRIT 201, CHMY 143, NRSM 430, BIOE Courses 

Strengths as a Tutor: 

  • ACS and IEEE Citation Styles, lab reports, and technical briefs 
  •  Grammar, syntax, and sentence structure 
  •  Organization  

A Little About Me: I speak multiple languages and work well with multilingual writers. I am an avid bookworm and enjoy listening and dancing to music. I firmly believe in the growth mindset, and I welcome all of you to write with me regardless of where you are in your writing process.

Emma (E.S.)

Emma

Pronouns: She/Her 

Major: Biochemistry 

Some Subjects/Courses Taken: WRIT 101, CLS Knowledge & Community, CHMY 141/143, Sociology 

Strengths as a Tutor: 

  • Organizing/Outlining lab reports 
  • Working through concepts/themes and brainstorming 
  • Direct communication style  

A Little About Me: Hi! I tend to take classes centered around chemistry, math, and biology. However, when I get the chance to branch out, I take classes that activate my creativity such as photography and sociology. I enjoy structured writing assignments such as lab reports, research essays, and argumentative essays. I joined the writing center as a tutor to expand my connections with my peers and grow as a writer, alongside you.

Evie (E.E.S.)

Evie

Major: Photography 

Minor: English Writing 

Some Subjects/Courses Taken: Texts and Critics, Film History, Photo History, Creative Writing, Research Writing, Essays 

Strengths as a Tutor:  

  • Clarity and format 
  • Creative brainstorming  
  • Enthusiastic about working through different disciplines  

A Little About Me: Hey! I grew up in South Dakota and am now involved with the sorority Alpha Omicron Pi at MSU. I love all things creative and get super excited about storytelling and problem solving! I have some background in research writing, but I really love creative writing! During a session, I am happy to meet you where you're at in the writing process. Outside of academia I love hiking, kayaking, and cooking! 

Gabbi (G.H.)

Gabbi

Pronouns: She/Her 

Major: Business Marketing 

Some Subjects/Courses Taken: Modern Asian, Business Communications, Physical Age, Nutrition, and Health. 

Strengths as a Tutor: 

  • Passionate in nature 
  • Brainstorming is fun!  
  • Expertise in business writing 

A Little About Me: This is my 5th semester at the Writing Center and my 3rd year studying Business Marketing. I work as an Outreach Intern which means I make posters and help update the website. When tutoring, I love brainstorming with students and finding a course of action. Generating thesis statements is another one of my strengths. I am confident in my knowledge of APA format and can give students resources on where to find help with citations. I am passionate about my work and cannot wait to help you! 

Georgia (G.S.)

Georgia

Pronouns: She/Her 

Major: English Writing  

Minor: Global Studies  

Some Subjects/Courses Taken: History, Creative Writing, Nonfiction Writing, Spanish & Literature courses 

Strengths as a Tutor: 

  • Paper organization; outlining strategies; brainstorming 
  • Creative writing, literary & historical analysis 
  • As a tutor I’m pretty chill, but I can absolutely adapt to anyone’s energy levels 😊 

A Little About Me: Hi! In my free time I love reading fiction, listening to music, and dancing. I also like to play video games and am intrigued by the creative writing aspects of their narratives. I have a passion for traveling and want to experience everything our world has to offer, from the rich cultures to the amazing landscapes. As a tutor, I want to act as a sounding board and talk through any ideas you have about your writing. I’m excited to work with you!

Hans (H.S.)

Hans

Pronouns: He/Him 

Major: History 

Some Subjects/Courses Taken: Texts & Critics, American and European history, German 201/202 

Strengths as a Tutor: 

  • Brainstorming and building outlines 
  • Proofreading for clarity and conciseness 
  • Detail and sentence-level editing 

A Little About Me: I am a Senior from Missoula, Montana. I’m an Air Force ROTC cadet and Honors College student. I am passionate about running, fly fishing, and just about any other pursuit that gives me the chance to enjoy Montana’s public lands. I look forward to helping my peers and continuing to build my own skills as a writer this semester! 

Kalli (K.F.)

Kalli

Pronouns: She/Her 

Major: English Writing  

Minor: Hispanic Studies, Business Certificate  

Some Subjects/Courses Taken: Technical & creative writing, business courses, history courses, psych/soc 101  

Strengths as a Tutor: 

  • Organizing/outlining/proofreading papers 
  • Giving tips to writers on productive ways to self-edit  
  • Resumes, cover letters, and citations 

A Little About Me: You can find me at the gym, snowboarding, curled up in a blanket watching tv, teaching myself how to cook, or finding new places in Bozeman to explore.  As a tutor, I love to problem-solve with writers. Let's work through your piece and figure out how to put all your great thoughts and ideas into words. I am excited to help you in your journey of finding empowerment through writing! 

Kyla (K.S.)

Kyla!

Pronouns: She/Her 

Major: Environmental Engineering 

Some Subjects/Courses Taken: Texts & Critics, SOCI110 

Strengths as a Tutor:  

  • Engineering capstones, med school applications, Texts & Critics papers, and WRIT 101/201 essays 
  • Brainstorming (with a whiteboard) and outlining  
  • Our session is your time—let me know what you need and I can meet you there! 

A Little About Me: Hey! I’m from Big Lake — a small town in central Minnesota surrounded by potato fields. This is my fourth year at MSU and my fourth semester as a writing tutor. When I’m not at the Writing Center you can find me making croissants (my latest obsession), attending various club meetings, or taking a nap in unconventional spaces. I love working with any type of writing at any stage, and I’m so excited to work together! 




Maeve (M.D.)

Maeve

Pronouns: She/They 

Major: English Literature 

Minor: History, Global Studies 

Some Subjects/Courses Taken: WRIT 101, ARCH 151, CRWR, ANTY, LING, history, Shakespeare 

Strengths as a Tutor: 

  • Memoirs and personal/biographical narratives 
  • Explanation and discussion of grammar/punctuation 
  • Note-taking and annotation 

A Little About Me: Hello! I’m a lover of literature with a passion for finding it through nature, travel, language, and culture. Through my experiences from when I was homeschooled, and during my time at MSU, I’ve developed a love of stories with all the people and cultures I encounter. I look forward to hearing yours in the Writing Center. 

Mickey (M.A.D.)

Mickey

Pronouns: She/Her 

Major: English Writing and Film 

Some Subjects/Courses Taken: Creative Writing, Mythologies, Literature as Pop Culture, First Year Seminar 

Strengths as a Tutor: 

  • Creative Fiction and Essays 
  • Overall Formatting and Structure 
  • Shaping To Your Specific Needs 

A Little About Me: I am an avid creative writing lover and it is my main form of writing. I’ve written and examined pieces from novel-length to short stories to poetry, ranging from fictional to more memoir style– or nonfiction. Outside of creative writing, I’m well-versed in opinion and analytical essays. My main interests all boil down to storytelling, whether it be in books, TV Shows, or extensive movie franchises that I invest too much time into. So, bring your story in, whether it be the typical form of prose or your most recent class essay. I can help with structure, grammar, brainstorming, outlines, or if you just need another pair of eyes! I’m excited to jump in and read your work! 

Maeve (M.D.)

Maeve

Pronouns: She/They 

Major: English Literature 

Minor: History, Global Studies 

Some Subjects/Courses Taken: WRIT 101, ARCH 151, CRWR, ANTY, LING, history, Shakespeare 

Strengths as a Tutor: 

  • Memoirs and personal/biographical narratives 
  • Explanation and discussion of grammar/punctuation 
  • Note-taking and annotation 

A Little About Me: Hello! I’m a lover of literature with a passion for finding it through nature, travel, language, and culture. Through my experiences from when I was homeschooled, and during my time at MSU, I’ve developed a love of stories with all the people and cultures I encounter. I look forward to hearing yours in the Writing Center. 


Natasha (N.G.)

Natasha

Pronouns: She/her  

Major: Statistics  

Minor: Data Science   

Some Subjects/Courses Taken: STAT courses, Texts & Critics, SOCI 101IS and 318R, CSCI courses 

Strengths as a Tutor:  

  • Structural editing (sentence, paragraph, essay)   
  • Technical and scientific writing 
  • Bringing energetic/expressive energy to sessions 

A Little About Me: In my free time I like to cross-stich, drink tea, and listen to podcasts, preferably of the true crime genre. I love reading a wide variety of genres but have lately been obsessed with contemporary and historical fiction. I cannot wait to see the writing everyone brings into the Writing Center this semester! 

Quinn (Q.S.)

Quinn

Pronouns: She/Her 

Major: Economics, English Literature 

Minor: Political Science, Global Studies 

Some Subjects/Courses Taken: Texts & Critics, ECNS and LIT electives, professional communication  

Strengths as a Tutor:  

  • Research papers, capstone projects, and personal statements 
  • Long-term collaboration  
  • Sentence-level organization  

A Little About Me:  During the last academic year, I lived in London and attended the London School of Economics! (Unfortunately, I did not develop a British accent). I’m super hyped about interdisciplinary research and public policy analysis. I also work as a research assistant in the Econ department’s Initiative for Regulation and Applied Economic Analysis. I love traveling, creative writing, Bobcat Football, and helping you feel confident about your writing!  

Sophia (S.D.)

Sophia

Pronouns: She/Her 

Major: Conservation Biology and Ecology 

Some Subjects/Courses Taken: Texts & Critics, ecology  

Some strengths as a Tutor: 

  • Curious and enthusiastic tutoring style 
  • Experience with engineering capstone projects 
  • Brainstorming  

A Little About Me: When I’m not in class or at the WC, you can find me hiking, drawing and painting, or nerdingout with The Birding Club. As a writer, I’ve shifted from enjoying creative writing to a more scientific and informative style here in college. This shift has given me an interest in interdisciplinary work. I tutor writers in many disciplines, from engineers to artists, and I love learning new things from y’all every day! 


Zoe (Z.J.)

Zoe

Pronouns: She/Her   

Major: Writing, Cell Biology and Neuroscience  

Minor: French  

Some Subjects/Courses Taken: Intermediate Fiction Workshop, Biochemistry, Rhetorical Theory, Texts & Critics  

Strengths as a Tutor:  

  • Creative writing, academic essays, lab reports  
  • Grammar and sentence-level concerns   
  • Quiet/calm energy  

A Little About Me: Having grown up with a speech impediment, I greatly appreciate writing as a communication tool. I enjoy drawing and like to visualize information; I would be happy to sketch out ideas during a session. My favorite part of tutoring is puzzling out how to restructure sentences to most effectively convey an idea. 



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