WORD Studio Tutors
Adwoa (she/her/hers) is a biology major. She enjoys volunteering for community projects and exploring new things. Adwoa is passionate about natural sciences and loves to view the world through art and craft. Adwoa believes that tutoring is a great opportunity to assist others in their academic lives as well as learn from their perspective and experience. She enjoys watching movies and listening to TED talks during her leisure time.
Agustín (he/him/his) is a Global Studies major with Music and Education minors from Montevideo, Uruguay. He is an English as a Second Language (ESL) specialist, and enjoys engaging in thoughtful conversations with his tutees, as well as reading the amazing ideas they have. When he is not tutoring, he is usually composing, producing or writing music. He raps, plays several kinds of percussion instruments, and also plays the guitar. Outside of music, he likes spending his time watching and playing football (it is called “football”, not “soccer” by the way). He is passionate about social justice, and loves educating himself and other people about the reality of minorities in the United States and in the world.
Alexandra (she/her/hers) is an English, Mathematics, and French triple major with a minor in Statistics. With a passion for the union of STEM and humanities, she loves helping tutees from all disciplines with their writing (and can even help math students with their proof-writing). At the WORD Studio, she is implementing new initiatives to support mental health accessibility and wellness. On campus, Alexandra works as a Community Assistant, as Program Manager of Volunteer Services, and in the PQRC and Peer Tutor Program; she is also Managing Editor for The Hill News and The Laurentian Magazine, President of APO, and Treasurer of Circle K. For fun she loves tennis, runs, hikes, and reading.
Ally (she/her/hers) is an Environmental-Economics and Business in the Liberal Arts double major. She finds working at the WORD Studio incredibly fulfilling because of the comfortable space it creates for collaboration and growth. Ally is also a big proponent of the holistic approach to tutoring that the WORD Studio adopts. When she’s not tutoring, Ally co-runs Seed to Table and tries to learn how to slackline (rumor has it she’s getting there…).
Bridger (He/him/his) is a Creative Writing major with a minor in Film Studies. He loves discussing writing and watching students find their voice throughout each tutoring session. On campus, Bridger sings in The Upbeats, guides for the Outdoor Program, and cooks up scrumptious feasts at The Greenhouse. While not tutoring, Bridger enjoys running, reading, and farming.
Chyanne (she/her/hers) is a Chemistry major with a minor in Physics. Although she is a science writing specialist, she also has a personal passion for humanities subjects like creative writing and literature, and happily welcomes tutees from all disciplines! Chyanne’s favorite part about tutoring is having the opportunity to read students’ writing and seeing how they develop and retain their own voice in their academics. At SLU, Chyanne does chemistry research in Johnson, is the VP of the Native American Student Alliance, and occasionally submits poetry to the Laurentian Magazine. If you ever come across her during her down time on campus, Chyanne is usually singing, listening to music, hanging out with her friends, or going for walks on the Saddlemire trail.
Emily (she/her/hers) is a Biology major. To her, the best part about tutoring is getting to interact with new people in the SLU community that she would have otherwise not gotten the chance to meet, all while having the opportunity to help others create work that they love! Outside of tutoring, Emily has been involved with the Advocates, the EAO, and the Sustainability Program. On her down time, she loves to relax in a hammock, go thrifting, whip up some homemade hot chocolate, or annoy her friends.
Emma (she/her/hers) is a Creative Writing and Religious Studies double major. She loves tutoring because of how many new, interesting people she meets doing it, and because of the joy that comes with seeing how much someone’s writing improves over time. She enjoys reading for hours on end with a hot mug of tea, writing short stories (and maybe a novel someday!), baking cakes for her housemates to enjoy, and playing Dungeons and Dragons with her friends.
Frances (she/her/hers) is a Government major with History and Performance and Communication Arts minors. She enjoys working at the WORD Studio because of the collaborative environment and the opportunities for both the tutee and the tutor to grow as writers and communicators! On campus Frances is involved with the Student Alumni Association, the Underground Research Journal, and class council. In her free time she loves visiting art museums, trying new restaurants, and road trips!
Grace (she/her/hers) is a sophomore at SLU and is majoring in environmental studies and minoring in education. She loves being able to connect with and empower students that come to the WORD Studio! She absolutely enjoys seeing writers grow as they develop and evolve their writing process. When she isn't studying or working at the WORD Studio, she enjoys singing in the Laurentian Singers here on campus, playing the piano and guitar, catching up on her continuously growing to-read list, and baking delicious treats for her family and friends. Her favorite book to recommend is “The Vanishing Half” by Brit Bennett.
Hannah is a Senior working on her double English and Communications majors. One thing she loves about the WORD Studio is how students and tutors can collaborate and inspire one another, which can create new ideas and concepts that may have not been considered. In addition to being a tutor for the WORD Studio, she is also co-president of the Her Campus club and a rugby player. She also is an avid reader and writer, plays ice hockey, sitting outside, and loves to chat about movies, TV shows, etc.
Jona (she/her/hers) is a Government and Economics double major from Albania. Jona decided to join the WORD Studio team so that she could support other students and create comfortable learning spaces for them. Outside of tutoring, Jona serves as the Vice President of the Thelomathesian Society and works with other departments on campus such as Residence Life, Admissions team, and Student Activities. One of the things she loves to do in her free time is spending time with the International community on campus or catching up with friends at the Pub.
Max (he/him/his) is a Spanish Major. He loves working at the WORD Studio because he always learns something new from every writing piece that he helps with. Max likes writing, reading, hiking, camping, biking and drawing. He also has a double-jointed thumb and enjoys eating strawberries with the leaves still on (It’s like a mini salad with every berry).
Nia (she, her, hers) is a Business and Communication double major. She enjoys tutoring because she finds the exchange of ideas and the process of creating writing to be stimulating and feels that it is a fantastic way to meet more people. Outside of tutoring, Nia is a community assistant, admission ambassador and sit on my club committees throughout campus. In her free time, she enjoys Netflix-binging or reading rom-coms.
Noah (he/his) is an enthusiastic tutor who emphasizes a comfortable and friendly work environment. He relishes the opportunity to connect with and learn about tutees as he works collaboratively with their unique interests and needs. Though Noah is majoring in Music Studies with a double minor in Economics and Education Studies, he’s passionate about working with students from a wide variety of academic backgrounds. When he’s not at the WORD Studio, you can find Noah rehearsing bass for school ensembles or working as a sound technician at The Java Barn. He is utterly groove obsessed.
Peter is a senior and working towards an English and Spanish combined major with a Geology minor. He likes tutoring because of the opportunities to help peers work through the creative process and seeing how it functions for other students in each tutoring session. Like a lot of other SLU students you might end up meeting, he also enjoys outdoor activities, specifically hiking, skiing, or getting in over his head mountain biking. But reading and trying to learn to play banjo are some of his calmer passions. He’s glad he can finally say he’ll see you around campus!
Soph is working on a Philosophy and English double major with a minor in Psychology. She enjoys thrifting and fun crafts in her free time. She loves discussing literature and poetry in particular. One thing she loves about the WORD studio is how it provides a safe one on one environment where students feel comfortable fostering lifelong reading and writing skills. Her favorite place to do intense studying is Herring Cole. You might also see her around campus working for SLU EMS as an EMT or her semi-comedic articles in the Hill News.
Teal (she/her/hers) is a Creative Writing major and Education Studies minor. She enjoys tutoring because of the continuous exchange of knowledge and experience that both the tutee and tutor stand to receive from a successful tutorial. Outside of tutoring, Teal is also a senior fellow for the Admissions Office and a student delegate for the Alumni Executive Council. In her free time, she enjoys skiing, biking, hammocking with a good book, and laughing with friends - often too much and too loudly.
Thia (she/her/hers) is a Conservation Biology major with a focus in reptiles and amphibians. She is a science writing specialist, but she also has a strong interest in the humanities (particularly Film) and Government. She enjoys working at the WORD Studio because she loves learning with and from her peers as she tutors. In her free time, she loves to play guitar, watch NHL games, and read all sorts of fictional works (well, mostly classic American novels from the early to mid 1900s, but not always).
Will (he/him/his) is an Environmental Studies-Sociology Combined major. He loves tutoring because it provides him with an outlet to help others in the SLU community, and help them succeed wherever possible. He is particularly interested in the intersection between environmental and social systems, especially regarding food systems and environmental justice. He spends as much time gardening as he can manage, and loves to play the mandolin. On weekends, he hugs trees.
Yaya (she/her/hers) is a Creative Writing major with a minor in Education. She loves encouraging others to write, as well as showing them how special it can truly be. For Yaya, one of the best parts of tutoring is the ability to connect with other students not only academically, but personally. In her free time, she enjoys journal writing and going for runs down the Saddlemire Trail.