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

Alyssa Steele, Writing ConsultantEducation | Alyssa earned her bachelors of arts in English with a concentration in creative writing at Hartwick College. She went on to earn her masters in Student Affairs Administration at Binghamton University.

You might not guess | Alyssa once swam with manatees of the coast of Florida. She also has two young daughters. 

Favorite T.V. series | The Office

Values | Her professional philosophy is rooted in three core values: to engage, educate, and empower.

How she can help | Alyssa can help with all English courses and any writing based assignment.  

Danielle Del Giudice, Writing Consultant

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. 

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. 

Lisa Sapolis, Writing ConsultantEducation | 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. 

Megan Boulerice, Writing ConsultantEducation | 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 ConsultantEducation | 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. 

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.

Librarian Services in the Commons 

Questions, Comments, Suggestions?

Contact Danielle Del Giudice, Writing Tutor and Mentor

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