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. 


Testimonials


Locations & Hours

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

Spring 2023 | January 18th - May 3rd 

Monday - Thursday | 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Friday | 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Plumley Complex, Room 102 | use the library entrance

Spring 2023 |  January 18th - May 3rd 

Wednesday | noon - 5 p.m. 

on Zoom 

Spring 2023 |  January 18th - May 3rd 

Monday - Friday  | online hours are available every weekday 

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


Meet the Consultants

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. 

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