Writing Center Tutors

Apryl Carey

Apryl Carey

Major: Biology and Psychology

Hometown/Country of Origin: Westfield, MA

Age: 20

Languages Spoken: English, French, and Spanish

Writing Tutor Since: Fall 2019

Semesters at STCC: 4

Favorite Book: The Crank Series by Ellen Hopkins 

Favorite Food: Lobster

What I Love About Writing: Being able to express feelings that may be difficult to talk about and feeling completely comfortable.

One Fun Fact About Me is: I am working towards being a Physician's Assistant.

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Eylen Diaz Soto

Major: Biology 

Hometown/Country of Origin: Dominican Republic

Age: 17

Languages Spoken: English and Spanish

Writing Tutor Since: Spring 2020

Semesters at STCC: 3

Favorite Book: Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys

Favorite Food: Ramen

What I Love About Writing: You can better articulate your thoughts and emotions, creating a safe haven for you to express yourself.

One Fun Fact About Me Is: During the summer, I enjoy cliff diving and exploring nature.

Deon Goines Jr.

Deon Goines Jr

Major: Environmental Science

Hometown/Country of Origin: Agawam, MA

Age: 19

Languages Spoken: English

Writing Tutor Since: Spring 2020

Semesters at STCC: 2

Favorite Book: Nature Wars/Scary Godmother Collection/Earth The Definitive Visual Guide

Favorite Food: Mozzarella Sticks

What I Love About Writing: Having an easily accessible and quick medium to lay down my ideas and thoughts in the exact way I want to convey them.

One Fun Fact About Me is: The environment is a giant priority for me, I tend to pick up bottles discarded in the woods as well as discarding any waste food I have in the woods nearby to bolster that ecosystem.

Kaylan Sheppard

Kaylah Sheppard

Major: General Studies

Hometown/Country of Origin: Valley Stream, NY

Age: 18

Languages Spoken: English

Writing Tutor Since: Spring 2020

Semesters at STCC: 3

Favorite Book: Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Favorite Food: Jamaican Chicken Patties

What I Love About Writing: I see writing as a way to express myself and a great outlet when I’m stressed or upset or even when I just want to have some fun.

One Fun Fact About Me is: I’m currently learning sign language and I’m working toward becoming fluent.