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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. 

Half-hour in-person appointments and hour long online appointments are available for all academic, professional, and personal writing. 

Although Instructional Design Librarian, Jocelyn Ireland will not be able to offer drop-in research and citation support this fall, she and other librarians can help via chat, text, Zoom, email, and phone. Connect with them here

LocationS and Hours

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

Summer 2021 | May  24th - August 9th

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

Tutoring | Monday - Friday | 9 a.m. -  6 p.m. 

Plumley Complex, Room 103 H | use the library entrance

Summer 2021 | May 24th - August 9th

By request | 315-792-5517

On Zoom 

Summer 2021 | May 24th - August 9th

Monday - Friday  | 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. 

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

Meet the writing CONSULTANTS 

Emily Hull, Writing Consultant

Emily Hull

Education | Emily earned a bachelor's in archaeology and  psychology from Hamilton College.

You might not guess that | she has a remote pilot’s license (for drone flying), has been throwing the hammer for years, and recently discovered she's a cousin of Aaron Burr. 

Favorite author | Terry Pratchett

Values & Aims | Emily values open-mindedness, empathy, and curiosity. She aims to be mindful in every aspect of her life.

How she can help | Emily can help with any writing assignment and provides content tutoring for ESL and select psychology classes.  

Availability | You can make online and Utica campus appointments with Emily. She is available every weekday. 

Jasmine Cole, Writing Consultant

Jasmine Cole

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, Wednesdays,  Fridays, and Saturdays. 

Shawn Fuess, Writing Consultant

Shawn Fuess

Education | Shawn earned his master's in education from Utica College 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 & Aims | 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 Friday.  


Sara Silverman, Writing Consultant

Sara Silverman

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 undergraduate 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 biology and chemistry courses. 

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

Lisa Sapolis, Writing Consultant

Lisa Sapolis

Education | 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 & Aims | 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 online appointments with Lisa on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. 


Tiffany Lott, Writing Consultant

Tiffany Lott

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, 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 & Aims | 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.


Questions, Comments, Suggestions?

Contact Danielle Del Giudice, Writing Tutor and Mentor

Phone: 315-792-5598