Tutors in the Writer’s Resource Lab are CSULB undergraduate and graduate students interested in helping other students become better writers. They are all excellent writers, and most are preparing for careers teaching writing at the high school, community college, or university level. In fact, some are tutoring and teaching writing courses simultaneously. All of our tutors are required to participate in on-going training so that they are aware of current issues/practices in tutoring and can further develop their skills in teaching writing.
Tamar is a graduate student in the CSULB MFA fiction program as well as a Credential Student in the Single Subject Credential Program. In her free time she combs through used book stores in search of graphic novels, Victorian romances, and fantasy epics. She has two cats: Joxer and Kitty. Most of her time is spent mediating between the two.
Nicole is an undergraduate senior this year at CSULB and is a double major in Creative Writing and English Literature. She is highly anticipating receiving her Bachelor’s degree this May 2012 semester. After graduation, Nicole plans to attend graduate school at CSULB and eventually enter the editing business with her completed education. This fall is her second semester tutoring at the Writer’s Resource Lab.
Adrienne is beginning her 7th semester of tutoring in the WRL. She is continuing the MA program with an emphasis in Rhetoric and Composition. This fall, Adrienne is looking forward to becoming a new mom and finding a way to balance school, work, and family. In her free time, Adrienne enjoys teasing her annoyingly cute cat, reading copious amounts of contemporary literature, and debating the cultural merits of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette with her fiancé.
Brian E received his BA in English from Chapman University in 2009, and is currently a student in CSULB’s English MA program. His emphasis is British modernism, but when he needs a break from that (as one sometimes does) he can be found glued to the TV screen, watching whatever happens to be on Turner Classic Movies.
Brian L is a Credential Student in the CSULB Single Subject Credential Program. He earned his B.A. in English Education with an emphasis in literature from CSULB. His academic interest revolves around the notion of combining multiple disciplines in order to enrich understanding of all the subjects involved. This has lead to a personal interest in art, chemistry, economics, film, history, philosophy, physics, political science, and technology. With what little free time he does have, Brian enjoys cooking as well as spending time with close friends playing catch, visiting interesting places, or simply doing nothing but enjoying the company of loved ones.
Corey is graduate student at California State University, Long Beach, where he studies English. He often spends obscene amounts of time and money in record and book shops.
Logan is an undergraduate pursuing a bachelor’s in English literature. After graduation he will continue his education, working towards a master’s degree and teaching credential. His ultimate goal is to teach writing and literature, hoping to impart a greater understanding of the world through critical thought and inspired learning. He also tutors at Long Beach City College, but fall 2011 will be his first semester in the Writer’s Resource Lab.
Travis is an undergraduate student from the Film and Electronic Arts department at CSULB. The many things he enjoys in his life include but are not limited to music, movies, games, things that run on electricity, and expensive stuff he can’t afford. One day he would like to travel the world, enter a graduate program, and become a superhero (not necessarily in that order). However for now, he’ll settle with being your friendly neighborhood writing tutor.