Tiffany tutoring

About the Lab

Writing consultants assists 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. 


Locations & Hours

Francis A. Wilcox Hall, Room 131 - in The Learning Commons

Summer 2022 | May 23rd - August 16th

Monday - Friday | 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Plumley Complex, Room 102 | use the library entrance

Summer 2022 | May 23rd - August 16th

Rome tutoring will resume in the Fall 2022 semester

on Zoom 

Summer 2022 | May 23rd - August 16th

Monday - Friday  | 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 

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


Meet the Consultants

Chris SurprenantEducation | Chris completed his bachelor's in English at the College of Saint Rose and went on to earn a master's in English literature at Northeastern University.

You might not guess | He has a pet tortoise and has somehow never been on an airplane. 

Favorite T.V. Series | Parks and Recreation

Values | Chris values laughter, empathy, and resilience and aims to learn from everyone he meets. 

How he can help | Chris can help with any English course and any writing assignment. 

Availability | Chris is on the Utica campus Monday through Saturday. Make an appointment.

Danielle

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.

Availability | Danielle is on the Utica campus Monday through Friday and has select online hours. Make an appointment.

Jasmine Education | Jasmine earned her bachelor's in English at SUNY Oneonta.

You might not guess that | Jasmine was a competitive figure skater for 14 years and has dyed her hair pretty much every color imaginable.  

Favorite movie | Titanic

Values & Aims | Jasmine values honesty, trust, and positivity. She aims to help students reach their potential.

How she can help | Jasmine can help with all writing assignments and all education courses. She can also assist with time management and goal setting. 

Availability |  You can make online appointments with Jasmine on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. 

LisaEducation | Lisa earned a B.A. in international studies from Southern Methodist University, a M.A. in higher education administration from Boston College, and a chemical dependency practitioner A.A.S. degree from MV. She is currently working on her Master of Social Work at the University of Buffalo.

You might not guess that | Lisa speaks Russian and has traveled to 43 countries and 45 states.

Favorite musician | Taylor Swift

Values | Lisa values kindness, equity, and humor.

How she can help | Lisa works with all writers on all writing assignments. She also provides content tutoring in many human services, psychology, alcohol and substance abuse, and art history courses. 

Availability | You can make on campus appointments with Lisa on Thursdays. 

Megan BoulericeEducation | 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.

Availability | You can find Megan on Utica campus on Monday afternoons. Schedule an appointment with her here.

Michele

SaraEducation | 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. 

Availability | Sara is available on Rome campus on Tuesday. You can make appointments with her in Utica on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.

ShawnEducation | Shawn earned his master's in education from Utica University and is a NYS Certified Teacher in English Language Arts. 

You might not guess that | Prior to teaching, Shawn spent time in the U.S. Army and worked for Harley Davidson. 

Favorite book series | The Lord of the Rings

Values | Shawn values integrity, compassion, and grit.

How he can help | Shawn can assist with all writing assignments and provides content tutoring for history and select education, social science, and humanities classes.

Availability | You can meet with Shawn online. He is available for evening appointments Monday through Thursday.  

TiffanyEducation | 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, on average, 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 empathy, humor, and honesty.

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.

Availability | Tiffany is available for online appointments Monday through Thursday.


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Questions, Comments, Suggestions?

Contact Danielle Del Giudice, Writing Tutor and Mentor

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