Writing Center Tutors
Hometown and/or Country of Origin: Chicopee, MA
Major/Program: Office Administrative Assistant Professional - OAAP.AS
Semesters at STCC: 5
Languages Spoken: English
Tutor Since (semester and year): Fall 2021
Hobbies/Interests: I love reading, cooking, walking and/or hiking, basically anything outdoors or that includes eating a good meal!
Favorite Food: Ben & Jerry’s Cherry Garcia Frozen Yogurt
Favorite Movie: A Beautiful Mind
Favorite Music/Musician: Currently loving Sade but Adele and Dido resonate too.
One fun fact about me: I love learning new things-the more the merrier!
What I love about my tutoring program is…..: I really love the connections developed with students needing tutoring. Especially when everything was remote, the tutoring program at least partially replaced the missing interaction with other students. And most importantly, when a student has that moment when they grasp the concept we were working on together…that moment when the student makes the connection and understands the concept they sought help with.
As a tutor, I hope to help students by….: My goal is to help students work independently with an improved level of self-confidence.
Who is your hero and why? My current hero is Vice President Kamala Harris because she is a history maker as the first-ever female vice-president.
How do you want to be remembered? I want to be remembered as an individual who cared about each student's needs and was willing to accommodate schedules that were outside of my working hours, whenever possible, being useful, and trying to make a positive difference in every student's experience at STCC.
Hometown and/or Country of Origin: Springfield Massachusetts
Major/Program: Liberal Arts
Semesters at STCC: 3
Courses Supported: Writing
Languages Spoken: 1
Tutor Since (semester and year): Fall 2022
Hobbies/Interests: I love reading, spending time outdoors, and coloring. I love spending time with my family and friends. My favorite genre of books is mystery and science fiction.
Favorite Food: My favorite food is chocolate cake with chocolate buttercream.
Favorite Movie: Sicario
Favorite Music/Musician: I don’t have a favorite musician.
One fun fact about me: I love cleaning because I find it very satisfying and relaxing. I love cleaning very messy things. For me the messier the better.
What I love about my tutoring program is…..: that I get to help students with their work. I always needed lots of help with my school, especially when it came to writing so it’s nice to be able to help others.
As a tutor, I hope to help students by….: helping them become confident in their ability to write. One of my favorite sayings is every winner was once a beginner. I hope to help students overcome their fear of writing, and be able to enjoy the process.
Who is your hero and why? My mom is my hero because she is very compassionate, empathic, and kind. She is one of the strongest people I know. My mom has taught me how important it is to be kind and accepting toward others. She has shown me the importance of forgiveness. My mom is the one who taught me how important it is to help those around me. I have no idea where I would be today if it weren’t for her guidance.
How do you want to be remembered? I want to be remembered for the things that I have done, and the places I have gone.
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Hometown and/or Country of Origin: Valley Stream, NY
Major/Program: Professional Writing/Digital Film and Media at Bay Path University
Semesters at STCC: 6
Courses Supported: English writing in any course
Languages Spoken: English
Tutor Since (semester and year): Spring 2020
Hobbies/Interests: Writing, watching movies, and listening to music
Favorite Food: Snow Crab Legs
Favorite Movie: The Secret Life of Bee’s
Favorite Music/Musician: Whitney Houston
One fun fact about me: I’m currently learning Swedish!
What I love about my tutoring program is…..: We help students in every subject.
As a tutor, I hope to help students by….: Making them feel comfortable with making mistakes.
Who is your hero and why? My dog. She’s sweet and unapologetically carefree which is something I’d like to be one day.
How do you want to be remembered? A person who did the best she could and was a lot of fun to hang out with!
Hometown and/or Country of Origin: West Springfield, MA
Major/Program: Undecided/Dual Enrollment
Semesters at STCC: 4
Courses Supported: English or any course requiring a writing assignment
Languages Spoken: English
Tutor Since (semester and year): Fall Semester 2022
Hobbies/Interests: Soccer, Baking/Cooking, Exercising & Weight Lifting
Favorite Food: Corn Salsa
Favorite Movie: Despicable Me
Favorite Music/Musician: Pop
One fun fact about me: I was born on Thanksgiving 2004.
What I love about my tutoring program is…..: What I love about my tutoring program is the opportunity to meet new people and not only help them learn through their studies in English but also learn about them as people, and their story's through their writing and ideas. This program offers so many resources to students and tutors, and I can't wait to meet more of my peers.
As a tutor, I hope to help students by….: As a tutor, I hope to help students by providing them with a safe and comfortable place to come with their inquiries and guide them through their coursework while also giving them strategies and ways to conquer challenges they face outside their tutoring sessions.
Who is your hero and why? My hero is my dad because he has always been my rock and can help me find reason and logic in the most stressful and intense situations.
How do you want to be remembered? I want to be remembered as a kind and understanding individual. Being kind is a simple task that is often overlooked, and I hope to ensure that I am and inspire others to be kind and understanding. Today's world begs for compassion, which is often not received. However, I hope to be recognized as always willing to listen and appreciate others' differences and what makes them unique.