About the Lab

Writing consultants assist all writers, in all disciplines, at all stages of the writing process. They do this through one-on-one, student-centered sessions. 

In addition to acting as honest and approachable second readers, consultants help students plan papers, develop ideas, clarify thesis statements, address errors, and improve logic, clarity, and flow. They also show students how to find, integrate, and cite source material. 

Their work with students aims to increase awareness of the writing process, to strengthen critical thinking skills, to build community through authentic conversation, and to deepen engagement and confidence. Fifty minute on campus and online appointments are available for all academic, professional, and personal writing. 


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Locations & Hours

Francis A. Wilcox Hall, Room 131 - in WH129

315-792-5517

Summer 2024 | May 20th - August 14th 

Monday - Thursday | 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Friday | 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Closures | 

Friday, May 24th | Scheduled closure

Monday, May 27th | Memorial Day

Thursday, July 4th | Independence Day

on Zoom 

Summer 2024 | May 20th - August 14th 

Online hours are available throughout the week

To learn more about our online appointments, see our tutoring FAQ.


Meet the Consultants

Danielle Del Giudice, Writing Consultant

Pronouns | she/her

Education | Danielle started her bachelor's at Bard College and finished it at Bennington College. She also earned an M.F.A. in creative writing at Long Island University.

You might not guess | Danielle is an identical twin.

Favorite author | Annie Dillard

Values | Danielle values humility, imagination, kindness, and honor. 

How she can help | Danielle works with students on all writing assignments and is a content tutor for microbiology and acting classes. 

Hallie Sebastian, Writing Consultant

Pronouns | she/they

Education | Hallie earned her bachelor's at CUNY City College of New York where she majored in political science and did a double minor in sociology & legal studies

You might not guess | Hallie has two cats and is a freelance journalist and graphic designer

Favorite film | Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind 

Values |  Hallie values respect, diversity, and open-mindedness

How she can help | Hallie can help with all writing assignments and is an especially brilliant resource for public policy, criminal justice, sociology assignments.

Mary McIntryrePronouns | she/her

Education | Mary earned a B.A. in creative writing and Spanish from SUNY Oswego and a Masters of Fine Arts in Non-Fiction Creative Writing at Chatham University in Pittsburgh.

You might not guess that | Mary has been playing guitar since age 11 and her ambitions include swimming with sharks. 

Favorite film | Booksmart

Values & aims | Mary values empathy, justice, and community and aims to help students find and amplify their voice.

How she can help | Mary is a wonderful resource for any writing assignment and is an especially good choice for creative writing. She also speaks Spanish and provides tutoring for Spanish classes. 

Megan Boulerice, Writing Consultant

Pronouns | she/her

Education | Megan earned her bachelor's in literature and writing at SUNY Potsdam and completed a master's degree in writing at SUNY Brockport.

You might not guess that | Megan is a hiker and recently learned she has been using scissors wrong her whole life.

Favorite T.V. series | The Office

Values & aims | Megan values empathy, kindness, and humor. She aims to help students leave feeling better than when they arrived.  

How she can help | Megan can assist with all writing assignments and is a great resource for creative writing projects.

Michele Jaramillo, Writing Consultant

Education | Michele earned a bachelor's of arts in English literature at Utica College (now Utica University). She also earned a bachelor's of science.

If she could have dinner with someone dead | Michele would invite Nat King Cole and Momma Cass Elliot.

Books she loves | The Lord Peter Wimsey novels by Dorothy Sayers, anything by George Orwell,  & Till We Have Faces by C.S. Lewis 

When not working | Michele enjoys readings novels, road biking, bread baking, and being around children. 

How she can help | Michele can assist with all writing assignments. She's an especially wonderful resource for writing related to politics, music, literature, and the social and health science. She offers content support in biology, political science, and medical terminology. 

Sara Silverman, Writing Consultant

Pronouns | she/her

Education | Sara earned her bachelor's in history from Brandeis University, has a master's in special education from SUNY New Paltz, and has completed course work toward a doctorate in physical therapy.  

You might not guess that | Sara minored in theater as an undergrad and has a twin sister.

Favorite film genres | musical and fantasy

Values & Aims | Sara values honesty, humor, and fairness and aims to improve herself everyday. 

How she can help | In addition to helping with all writing assignments, Sara is a content tutor for history, statistics, and select criminal justice, biology and chemistry courses. 

Tennille Knoop, Writing Consultant

Pronouns | she/her

Education | Tennille studied English at Utica College and earned her Masters in Teaching Writing at Johns Hopkins.

You might not guess that | Tennille is a loyal Android user.

Favorite book | The Naked and The Dead by Norman Mailer

Values & aims | Tennille values humor, equity and education.   

How she can help | Tennille has a background in screenwriting and memoir writing. She is a brilliant resource for any writing assignment and an especially good choice for personal essays and video productions projects.

Tiffany Lott, Writing Consultant

Pronouns | she/her

Education | Tiffany earned her bachelor's degree in social work from Elizabethtown College and has an extensive history of work in that field.  

You might not guess that | Tiffany has been a long distance runner for 25 years and reads one book a week.

Favorite authors at the moment | Colson Whitehead, Jhumpa Lahiri, Elizabeth Strout, Tommy Orange, Brit Bennett, Terese Mailhot, Jess Kidd, John Boyne, Elizabeth Wetmore, Isabel Wilkerson…. 

Values | Tiffany values genuine empathy, authenticity, and humor.

How she can help | In addition to helping all students with all writing assignments, Tiffany is a content tutor for ESL and select courses in human services, sociology, and criminal justice.


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Questions, Comments, Suggestions?

Contact Danielle Del Giudice, Writing Tutor and Mentor

Phone: 315-792-5598
Email: ddel-giudice@mvcc.edu