Meet the Writing Tutors

Students may wish to request a specific tutor when they make an appointment at the ARC, depending on their needs and the tutor's background and expertise. To help you make the most of your sessions, tutors have provided their bios here. When you are ready to make an appointment with a writing tutor, go to myLMU, "Academics," and "Writing & Course Tutoring," or contact the ARC receptionist at 310.338.2847 for assistance.  

Simon S.

Writing Center Coordinator

Simon is a graduate student in LMU's School of Film and Television, pursuing an MFA in Writing for the Screen. He is from Vancouver, Canada, where he received his B.A. in English with honors and Creative Writing at the University of British Columbia. At UBC, he also spent several years working as a peer writing consultant alongside students of all year-levels and disciplines. He is very excited to meet and work with students who bring a variety of assignments - both academic and creative - and he is familiar with writing about the arts and humanities, citing in both MLA and APA styles, and refining essay structure and mechanics. 

 

Julia H.

Lead Writing Tutor

Julia is a senior Spanish major and Screenwriting minor from Springfield, Missouri. Her favorite forms of writing include script-writing for graphic novels and poetry. In middle school, she turned in a piece of fanfiction about Food Network chef Bobby Flay to irk her English teacher, who begged her to take writing more seriously. Her favorite places to study on campus (when it's open) are the terraces outside of University Hall and next to the fireplace in Hannon Library. Julia is fluent in Spanish and certified in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages).

 

Andrea Y.

Writing Tutor

Andrea is a sophomore majoring in Political Science and double minoring in Women & Gender Studies and Peace & Justice Studies. Writing has always been her favorite subject, and she is thrilled to be part of the ARC. Andrea loves writing about a variety of issues but especially enjoys persuasive and research work regarding political and societal issues. She is excited to help students thoroughly put their thoughts onto paper through organizing ideas, building a strong thesis, supporting talking points, and finding valuable evidence. 

 

Andrew G.

Writing Tutor

Andrew is a third-year undergraduate student majoring in both English and Philosophy. He enjoys collaborating with students on projects related to creative writing, like poetry, as well as philosophical writing related to ethics. He also has experience with Augustine of Hippo. Any piece of writing, however, he will be more than happy to help with! Andrew can collaborate with students on any stage in the writing process, from brainstorming an outline to final touches.

 

Ariel N.

Writing Tutor

Ariel is a sophomore Health and Human Sciences major who is from Lake Elsinore, CA. She enjoys writing essays that range from health science topics to social justice issues. She loves to help clients in any stage of the writing process and wants to help them in their journey to improve their writing over time. Ariel enjoys critical analysis used in the writing process, and brainstorming is one of her favorite parts of the writing process.

 

Ben V. H.

Graduate Writing Tutor, Course Tutoring Coordinator

A Midwest native, Ben traveled west to pursue a career in screenwriting and music–both extremely easy fields to break into. He is currently an MFA student in the Writing for the Screen program offered by LMU’s School of Film and Television. As an undergraduate and former graduate student, Ben studied English and Film Studies at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota before receiving an MA in Pedagogy and a TESOL Certificate at Northern Michigan University. Apart from teaching composition as a graduate assistant while attending NMU and some time spent instructing adult second language learners in the States, Ben also spent two years teaching English to high school students in Japan. Subsequently, he has extensive experience working with second language learners. In his free time, Ben enjoys making music, cooking, and spending time in the wilderness. He looks forward to helping students with their writing while meeting people from a variety of different backgrounds.

 

Christine W.

Writing Tutor

Christine is a junior English major and History minor with a concentration in law, politics, and society. As a writer, Christine enjoys creative writing and short stories. As a reader, she loves learning about new things and is always excited to read papers and subjects outside of her specialty. She is excited to help students with any part of their writing process, from brainstorming ideas to final edits!

 

Francesco S.

Writing Tutor

Francesco is a screenwriting major with a minor in classics and archaeology, and he is currently a senior at LMU. In his free time, he enjoys producing films with his friends and writing stories. He loves learning languages and is currently teaching himself Spanish, Dutch, and Latin. Francesco's specialties are argumentative and analytic papers, and he loves the whole writing process. He especially enjoys research and crafting the flow of an essay. 

 

Halley D.

Writing Tutor

Halley is an undergraduate sophomore biology major. She enjoys music as much as she enjoys the sciences. Because of this, she really enjoys writing scientific papers, reports, and creative pieces. Halley is looking forward to helping clients with brainstorming ideas, as well as drafting and revising their work. 

 

Kate B.

Writing Tutor

Kate is a senior English major with a minor in theology. She has familiarity with both academic and creative writing styles. She enjoys helping will all aspects of the writing process, especially critical analysis and essay structure. Prior to transferring to LMU for her sophomore year, Kate lived in the Philippines, so she can accommodate student clients who prefer to communicate in conversational Tagalog. 

 

Lindley S.

Writing Tutor

Lindley is a sophomore environmental studies and international relations major from Yarmouth, Maine. Lindley is an aspiring law student, and plans to focus on international, environmental law. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, surfing, and anything surrounding the outdoors and nature. Lindley's writing interests are grounded in argumentative and analytical papers. She especially enjoys research, crafting the flow and argument of an essay, and reading through work to better structure and style a piece.

 

Lua J.

Writing Tutor

Lua is an undergraduate Psychology major with minors in English and Women’s and Gender Studies. She loves to help students discover their potential and develop their style! As a published poet, she is especially looking forward to working with clients on creative pieces, but enjoys assisting with all types of assignments and aspects of the writing process.

Sophia M.

Graduate Writing Tutor

Sophia is a graduate student studying English with an emphasis in Creative Writing. She loves writing because it provides the space for soft voices to be heard. Her favorite essays to write are about family history and personal experiences. Sophia is excited to work with all students, but especially loves working on the beginning stages of the writing process, such as thesis development, outlining, and overall organization. 

 

Tamar R.

Graduate Writing Tutor

Tamar is a graduate student in the School Counseling program. She got her B.S. in Human Biology from USC. She is originally from Jerusalem, Israel, and understands the personal struggles associated with the writing process, especially as a non-native English speaker. Through the years, she has gained the love and confidence for writing and wants to instill that mindset to anyone else that may feel like they struggle with expressing themselves through writing. She is fluent in Hebrew and has experience in MLA, APA, and lab report formats. She is extremely excited to meet and work with students and professionals who need assistance in a wide variety of assignments. Tamar enjoys spending her free time hiking, befriending dogs, and having Harry Potter book/movie marathons.