Meet Our Tutors

C4W peer 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.

Don't worry if you can't find a tutor who specializes in the exact subject of your assignment. All of the tutors are qualified to help with writing in any discipline.

Undergraduate Tutors

ALYSHA

Program: Secondary Education, 3rd year

Alysha is currently tackling her way through English and French Second Language, and loving every minute of it! She has had lots of exciting experiences with teaching English, working in classrooms with both ESL adults and first-year international students. Alysha has extensive practice writing papers for Arts disciplines, and loves to help with organization and essay planning. When she isn't furiously typing out essays, you can find her swimming laps or watching mediocre indie films (which she does truly enjoy).

ARDITH

Program: Bachelor of Arts/English, 5th year

Ardith is pursuing a minor in creative writing, loves to read fiction, and watch cartoons. Her favourite book is Giovanni's Room by James Baldwin. She enjoys all genres of writing and is interested in reading pieces at all stages in the writing process. Ardith is also interested in helping writers develop and organize their writing.

AUDREY

Program: Law, 1st year

Audrey is a 1st year Law student, with previous degrees in Drama and German. Minoring in English across both of these, she has ample experience writing in an academic environment, further honed by working at the Centre for Writers. She is happy to help you with any piece of writing, at any stage, from examining late-stage drafts, to brainstorming when you are just starting out.

AYLA

Program: BSc in Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology, 4th year

Ayla is a 4th year Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology Honours student, who is also working towards her Certificate in Sustainability. She is most experienced with research and scientific literature, but is happy to help with a variety of disciplines and assignments. Outside of her studies, Ayla enjoys baking, hiking, and listening to an excessive amount of podcasts.

BREANNE

Program: Elementary Education,1st year (After Degree)

Breanne is in her first year of an After Degree in Elementary Education. In 2019, she completed a Bachelor of Arts with a major in English. Breanne is excited to return to the University as well as the Centre for Writers. She loves helping clients in all disciplines succeed at and discover their potential for great writing. Her favourite things to write are scripts and light articles. In her spare time, Breanne likes to see live theatre, read fiction, and go to Zumba class.

EMILY

Program: Arts/English, 4th year

Emily believes that writing from any field should be logically ordered, easy to understand, and clearly/concisely communicated. Although she is an English major, Emily loves working and talking with all students. She has experience writing in Education, Art History, Psychology, and Comparative Literature. Emily also speaks fluent French and is currently learning Spanish, with plans to tackle Italian next.

GILLIAN

Program: Elementary Education, 2nd year

Gillian is an undergrad student in Primary Education, who is passionate about all aspects of learning, teaching, and education. She has experience writing across a range of disciplines due to the general nature of an Elementary Education degree, and has also taught ESL in hands-on settings extensively. She is excited to be involved in the development of students' writing skills as a lifelong process, and is eager to assist students of all areas of study. Outside of the university, she can be found combing the thrift/antique stores of Edmonton and tending to her excessive houseplant collection.

ISMAHAN

Program: Nursing, 1st year

Ismahan is a first year nursing student who was previously in the pre-health program. Despite being in a heavily based science program, she enjoys writing and reading. Aside from her passion for reading, Ismahan loves to bake and watch movies.

JAYSON

Program: Arts, MLCS (German), 4th year

In their studies, Jayson focuses on German, translation, and comparative literature. They also have experience writing across the disciplines, ranging from mathematics to linguistics to music. They look forward to assisting you with any kind of writing assignment no matter the stage it is at. When they have a spare moment, they enjoy playing classical piano, watching nostalgic animated TV, or walking through lovely wooded areas with their dog, Meira.

JOHANNA

Program: Philosophy, 4th year

Johanna is a life-long language lover and enjoys discovering new things about how English, other languages, and language in general work. She has more experience with essays than lab reports, but is happy to help with any writing project from the brainstorming stage to the final draft. Constructing and organizing strong arguments are two of the most valuable and transferable writing skills she has learned from studying philosophy.

JONATHAN

Program: BSc with Specialization in Physiology and Developmental Biology, 5th year

Jonathan is in his fifth year of undergraduate study and is studying physiology and developmental biology. Despite being versed in sciences, Jonathan finds much joy in other fields of creative or expressive writing. Some interests of his include dancing, karaoke and any aesthetics related to Alice in Wonderland. At the Centre for Writers, Jonathan aims to help writers in becoming more assured in their abilities to write impactful texts that communicate meaningful ideas that are relevant to them.

JULIA

Program: English/Drama double major, 5th year

Julia is an undergraduate student with a double major in English and drama and a minor in French. She is interested in history, writing studies, and gender studies, and enjoys working with students from all disciplines on clarity, concision, and organization in their writing. She understands that developing your writing skills is a lifelong process, and looks forward to supporting other writers at every point in their development. Outside of the writing centre, Julia can be found reading, performing, or petting cats.

LISA

Program: Open Studies - Arts, 2nd year

Lisa completed a Bachelor of Science with a major in biology and a minor in English in 2016 and a Bachelor of Commerce in International Business in 2019. She is now studying part-time in English and hopes to pursue an MA and PhD in English and French literature.

REBECCA

Program: BCom Marketing, 2nd year

Rebecca is a second-year Bachelor of Commerce student currently majoring in Marketing. A natural debater, she loves writing and reviewing argumentative and analytical essays, though she appreciates other forms of writing, like narrative essays and poetry, with equal zeal. One of her favourite feelings is finding the perfect word to use after searching for it with deep thought. She is passionate about writing and hopes that she'll be able to spark that same passion within those who come to the Centre for Writers. Outside of the centre, she enjoys hiking (so long as the weather is warm), painting and drawing, baking, socializing and social-distancing with friends, and taking care of her rescue pets.

SARAH

Program: English Honours, 2nd Year

Sarah spends her spare time reading Sabrina the Teenage Witch comics, leading a monthly book club, and hanging with her sorority sisters. Learning and teaching have been passions of hers for as far as she can remember. Sarah hopes to help students in whatever way possible, ultimately aiming for them to leave feeling better than they were before.

SERENA

Program: Sociology, 5th year

Serena is in her final year of sociology and likes studying topics related to socio-economics. She hopes to work in policy and non-profits. A lifelong student of arts, she enjoys taking lots of interdisciplinary classes and has been able to work with students from all backgrounds this way. She is also passionate about visual arts and reading. Serena likes working with students from all disciplines and enjoys working with all formats of writing, including creative. With a strong background in analytical writing, she can help with the planning process, writing structures, and audience. Serena also has experience writing interpretively for statisitcs. She hopes to help students become more confident writers and speakers through tutoring.

VICTORIA

Program: Secondary Education, 1st year (after degree)

Victoria is currently in her first year of the after-degree program in secondary education. She graduated with a degree in History and Film Studies in 2016. Victoria is interested in literature, politics, and culture. Victoria has the most experience writing research papers but is happy to help with any type of writing assignment. Victoria likes to discuss ideas and would love to help you brainstorm. She also can help with clarity and organization.

VIVIAN

Program: Open Studies, 1st year (Previous degree: Bachelor of Arts: English (Major)/Film Studies (Minor)

Vivian is an Open Studies student and has a Bachelor of Arts Degree with an English Major and Film Studies Minor. She is most experienced with research and analytical essays but can help with any piece of writing. Aside from tutoring at the Center for Writers, she is currently a senior contributor at The Gateway. Outside of school, she likes to spend her time listening to audiobooks, watching Netflix, and spending way too much money on food.

Graduate Tutors

ANGIE

Program: Education - Secondary, 2nd year

Now doing a masters in Education, Angie also has a BA in English literature and rhetoric and a BEd in secondary education. She's passionate about art, gardening, reading and (obviously) writing. She believes everyone can benefit from writing, and everyone can improve their writing. Her favourite types of writing to work on are analytical, creative, and reflective writing in the humanities and education, but she's keen to help everyone express their ideas as best as possible, for whichever audience they are writing.

ANNA

Program: PhD in Transnational and Comparative Literatures, 5th year

Anna is a doctoral student at the Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies, with a previous background in Translation Studies and experience of teaching English and German as foreign languages. Her primary interests are translation theory, gender studies, and second language acquisition. She would be happy to help students from various disciplines with a wide range of writing genres and types of assignments.

BELINDA

Program: Comparative Literature, 6th year

Belinda is a doctoral student of Comparative Literature in the Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies. She has a BA in English and an MA in Translation Studies from mainland China. She welcomes students from diverse disciplines and is glad to help with assignments and other writings of different purposes. Her major research interests include queer and transgender theories, post-colonial studies, studies of Chinese martial arts fiction and film.

BINGXIN

Program: Bioresource Technology, 2nd year

Bingxin is a master’s student interested in alternative aviation energy production. She has a bachelor’s degree with honors in Food Science. While she is most familiar with science and engineering writing, owing to her diverse background and experience in foreign language writing, she understands the challenges of writing in a second language and is more than happy to help students from various disciplines. In her spare time, Bingxin enjoys playing the piano and dancing. She is also a real bake lover!

DANIEL

Program: MEd - Teaching English as a Second Language, 2nd year

Daniel is a second year MEd Education student focusing on Teaching English as a Second Language. He has eight years of experience teaching ESL and has taught in South Korea, France, and Canada. He currently works as an ESL instructor for adult refugees. Daniel is excited to now assist university students tackle academic writing! When he isn't working or studying, Daniel likes to go on 20km+ hikes in the mountains, binge an audiobook in a week, or work on his own creative writing projects.

DERYA

Program: PhD/Transnational and Comparative Literatures, MLCS, 4th year

Derya is a PhD candidate and in her fourth year in the doctoral program in Transnational and Comparative Literatures. She has been working as a TA and a principal instructor for the MLCS at the University of Alberta. She has a decade of teaching experience as an ESL instructor and a passion for trees, ancient cities, people's stories and apple pies. Her passion for tutoring comes from her desire to be a part of a meaningful dialogue between people, cultures and texts. She intends to make sure people can write as well as what they mean.

KACEY

Program: PhD in Molecular Biology and Genetics, 6th year

Kacey is a PhD candidate in the Department of Biology, and her area of study is understanding how cell signaling pathways influence the development of the inner ear. She found an unexpected passion for teaching when she was enlisted as a laboratory TA at the beginning of her graduate degree, and she now strives to help students both inside and outside the classroom to improve their writing skills. Having instructed undergraduates and graduates alike, she has experience teaching her students how to write a wide variety of assignments in the sciences.

MAJID

Program: PhD in TESL, 5th year

Majid is a PhD student in the TESL program at the Department of Educational Psychology. He has also been an EAP instructor at the Faculty of Extension for 3 years. He is willing to help you with any assignment that you have, especially CVs, Statements of Interest, essays, and term papers.

MARGRET

Program: English, 2nd year

As a theatre performer, and generally extroverted person, Margret has always believed that words can best convey the way a person thinks and feels, which is why she is looking forward to helping anyone and everyone with their writing. She believes that helping improve one's writing can also improve critical thinking and communication skills. When a person learns how to use their words, their voice and their thoughts come through. Margret's other areas of interest include world music, dance, and media studies, but otherwise, she's just another student like you, willing to help so we can learn and improve together.

MONI

Program: MSc Rural Sociology, 3rd year

Moni is the final stretch of her graduate program, coming from a BSc in Nutrition and Food Science. With this background, she has taken many courses in both the social and natural sciences. She especially loves working with clients in their earlier stages of writing. Feel free to visit her with your first draft or even just a few ideas!

PETRA

Program: MLIS, 2nd year

Petra is a second year Master’s of Library and Information Studies student who loves the written word in all its forms, from poetry, to persuasive essays, to reports. Aside from her passion for the English language, Petra also speaks, reads, and writes in Arabic. She loves to help others find their voice on paper.

RAYTHA

Program: PhD Biological Sciences (Ecology), 2nd year

Raytha is a second year PhD student in Ecology studying invasive plants and their impacts on ecosystems. She has a passion for science communication and wants to help students become more confident in their writing. She has experience with all stages of scientific writing and is happy to help with other disciplines too. Outside of her studies, she enjoys spending time outdoors, reading, and cooking.

REBEKAH

Program: MSc Biological Sciences (Ecology), 3rd year

Rebekah specialises in helping science students work on research projects, and on improving clarity and conciseness of essay writing. She particularly enjoys helping students from any field break free from writers block, or develop plans for pieces of writing. Outside of the writing centre Rebekah enjoys caring for her collection of 30+ indoor plants, annoying her pet gerbils, and baking.

RENÉE

Program: PhD Molecular Biology and Genetics, 3rd year

Renée is a doctoral student interested in the genetic pathways that regulate the development of the brain. While science writing is most familiar to her, she is happy to help with any types of assignment students may bring. Outside of her studies, Renée is enthusiastic about science communication, baking, bouldering and cats.

SABRINA

Program: MSc, Molecular Biology and Genetics, 2nd year

Sabrina is a second year student in the Department of Biological Sciences. Her thesis research focuses on understanding how eyes develop in the embryo. She enjoys movies, reading, and listening to podcasts. She has a lot of experience writing lab reports, research proposals, abstracts, and any other kind of scientific writing, but is also happy to help with writing in any discipline.

SAEID

Program: PhD in Mechanical Engineering, 6th year

Saeid is PhD candidate at the Mechanical Engineering Department. He has B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in chemical engineering. His scientific publications and presentation experiences made him able to help both first and second-language English speakers in different genres of writing. He would be happy to help others at all levels and disciplines improve their writing at the C4W.

SHAHNAZ

Program: PhD in Media Studies, 7th year

Shahnaz is a PhD Candidate in Media and Cultural Studies, and she has studies English Language and Translation for her Bachelor and master's degrees. She has been a tutor at the Centre for Writers since October 2014 and is passionate about writing and communication. Shahnaz is familiar with the challenges of writing and welcomes writings from various subjects and disciplines. She truly enjoys helping students in writing and accomplishing their goals in their studies!

STENETTE

Program: PhD in Anthropology, 3rd year

Stenette is a PhD student in Anthropology with a passion for helping people set and reach their writing goals. Having studied in France for two years, she has a first-hand understanding of the challenges that come with needing to think and write in a language that you are not completely comfortable in. She has experience tutoring people from many different walks of life, from children just learning to read and write, to adults learning English as a second language. She also tutors high-school learners and students within specific academic fields, which range widely within arts and social sciences. She truly believes that anybody can write well if they are willing to work at it, and is very excited to teach you the skills you need to become a confident writer.

TASMIA

Program: Educational Psychology, 3rd year

Tasmia is currently a Ph.D. student in the Faculty of Education (School and Clinical Child Psychology program). Most of Tasmia's writing experience has been with science and social science academic writing. Outside of her studies, Tasmia enjoys baking and trying out new recipes and spending time with her two-year-old niece.

TEEA

Program: EdPsych/TESL, 2nd year

Teea is a second year Master’s student of Educational Psychology. Her area of study is Teaching English as a Second Language. As an undergraduate, she studied Classics and Anthropology. She has experience working with English language learners in Canada and abroad and enjoys helping them find their voice in English. Teea is excited to help you with both academic and non-academic writing.

TIM

Program: PhD Biological Sciences, 3rd year

Tim is a doctoral student studying how bacteria sense and respond to stress. Although he specializes in biology, Tim has a passion for teaching and learning and is open to helping students from all backgrounds and disciplines. His other interests include theology, history and philosophy. In his free time, Tim enjoys the incredibly exciting hobbies of reading and listening to music.

YAGHMA

Program: English and Film Studies, 3rd year

Yaghma is a PhD student interested in all things film and television, in particular authorship and fandoms. She has experience working with English language learners and has also instructed undergraduate students in English. Yaghma is happy to help you with your writing, regardless of your level and discipline.