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Writing Center Staff


Meet Our Tutors...

 

 

 

Major: Mechanical engineering

Favorite Color: Fire/burnt orange

Favorite Food: French toast

Favorite Video Game: Uncharted Series

Greatest Phobia: Praying mantids

Favorite Thing About Tutoring: Meeting new people.

Greatest Writing Challenge: Focusing, and not
procrastinating.


     

Major: Computer science

Favorite Color: Green

Favorite Food: Anything my mom makes

Favorite Video Game: The Legend of Zelda:
Ocarina of Time

Greatest Phobia: Ophidiophobia (fear of snakes)

Favorite Thing About Tutoring: Meeting (and
getting to help) new people.

Greatest Writing Challenge: Getting started
on a new writing assignment.

 

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Major: Chemistry, with a pre-med emphasis

Favorite Color: Most everything green! Good
thing I go to school here...

Favorite Food: Dill pickles (which are also
green).

Favorite Video Game: The Sims, most likely

Greatest Phobia: Falling from a great height

Favorite Thing About Tutoring: Meeting all
the wonderful people who come in!

Greatest Writing Challenge: Conciseness!
I could write pages before getting to the
point.

 

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Major: Electrical engineering

Favorite Color: Pink... obviously!

Favorite Food: Ice cream or fried chicken or Oreos or... all food.

Favorite Video Game: Legend of Zelda Series

Greatest Phobia: Using the wrong homophone.

Favorite Thing About Tutoring: When I see students outside of tutoring sessions, and they say I really helped them!

Greatest Writing Challenge: Getting started....



   

Major: Civil Engineering with a Psychology
Leadership Minor

Favorite Color: Purple

Favorite Food: Pizza

Favorite Video Game: Kingdom Hearts and Pokemon
 (the original 151!)

Greatest Phobia: Spiders. No, thank you.

Favorite Thing About Tutoring: Helping students
feel relieved of their worries and full of confidence.

Greatest Writing Challenge: Getting past the empty
page and blinking cursor of a new assignment.

 

Major: Biochemistry

Favorite Color: Yellow

Favorite Food: Cheese

Favorite Video Game: The Legend of Zelda:
Ocarina of Time

Greatest Phobia: Tornadoes

Favorite Thing About Tutoring: Helping people
feel less anxious about writing.

Greatest Writing Challenge: Grammar

 

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Favorite Color: Yellow

Favorite Food: Any dessert

Favorite Video Game: Assassin's Creed:
Brotherhood

Greatest Phobia: Creepy clinging creatures

Favorite Thing About Tutoring: Getting exposed to so many different perspectives through students' writing.

Greatest Writing Challenge: Coming up with a good
conclusion!

 

Major: Mechanical Engineering &
Engineering Management

Favorite Color: Turquoise

Favorite Food: Ice cream

Favorite Video Game: Dance Dance Revolution

Greatest Phobia: Knives and needles

Favorite Thing About Tutoring: The look of gratitude
 and relief students give me when I really help them
understand something.  

Greatest Writing Challenge: Conclusions!

 

Major: Computer Engineering

Favorite Color: Cerulean

Favorite Food: Steak 'n potatoes

Favorite Video Game: Halo 2

Greatest Phobia: Ophidiophobia
(fear of snakes...thanks, Arch)

Favorite Thing About Tutoring: Helping others overcome obstacles in their writing.

Greatest Writing Challenge: I would have to say... probably conciseness as that is something I have struggled with in the past, and I don't see that problem going away too soon. So, in the end it is conciseness that I struggle with most (conciseness).

   

Major: Chemical Engineering

Favorite Color: Chrome

Favorite Food: Cronuts

Favorite Video Game: Super Smash Bros.

Greatest Phobia: Mountain Lions

Favorite Thing About Tutoring: Sparking an idea for a writer, especially when he/she has struggled with starting the paper.

Greatest Writing Challenge: Scholarship essays.

 

Major: Environmental Engineering

Favorite Color: Blue

Favorite Food: Tomato soup & grilled cheese

Favorite Video Game: Mario Kart

Greatest Phobia: Spiders

Favorite Thing About Tutoring: Seeing different students' interpretations of the same prompt.  

Greatest Writing Challenge: Writing essays about a topic I'm not passionate about.

 

 

Major: Philosophy, with a minor in math

Favorite Color: Black

Favorite Food: Anything with sufficient sugar content

Favorite Video Game: Harvest Moon

Greatest Phobia: Flies

Favorite Thing About Tutoring: I can see students gaining a better understanding of writing through my advice

Greatest Writing Challenge: Writing with clarity

 

 

Major: Engineering Management

Favorite Color: Green

Favorite Food: Lefse

Favorite Video Game: Magnavox Odyssey II: Invaders from Hyperspace

Greatest Phobia: Spiders

Favorite Thing About Tutoring: Helping others better themselves.

Greatest Writing Challenge: Fictional conversations.

 

 

Major: Aerospace Engineering (Minor in History)

Favorite Color: Orange

Favorite Food: Homemade baked/mashed potatoes, loaded with ranch dressing, bacon bits, pepper, butter, and shredded cheese

Favorite Video Game: I like a lot of games from many different genres, but right now it's Age of Wonders III.

Greatest Phobia: Medical needles

Favorite Thing About Tutoring: Getting to work with students on their writing and oftentimes getting to see my advice make a difference in the student's paper and in the student as a writer in general.

Greatest Writing Challenge: Actually sitting down to start or continue writing. Whether it's with essays for class or on my novel in my free time, once I actually sit down and start, I can get stuff done, but until then it's a long ride in the struggle bus on the road to progress.

 

 

Major: Aerospace Engineering  

Favorite Color: N/A (I'm color blind.)

Favorite Food: Chicken Fettucine Alfredo

Favorite Video Game: Donkey Kong 64

Greatest Phobia: Failure. Being a student at Missouri S&T and taking engineering courses is definitely helping me with this fear.

Favorite Thing About Tutoring:  I love to see my peers produce something greater than they originally thought they were capable of.

Greatest Writing Challenge: For me, putting a pen to paper and getting down those initial thoughts is always the hardest part of writing.

 

 

Major: Electrical Engineering & Computer Engineering

Favorite Color: Green

Favorite Food: Green curry/Thai food in general

Favorite Video Game: I have a crossword app on my phone that's pretty cool, if that counts.

Greatest Phobia: Having to yell for help and nobody being able to hear me because I'm too quiet. Also, dogs.

Favorite Thing About Tutoring: Helping students realize their writing strengths.

Greatest Writing Challenge: Making the decision about what I actually want to write about.

 

 

Major: Information Science & Technology

Favorite Color: Blue

Favorite Food: My mom's mashed potatoes

Favorite Video Game: None. I like to spend my time in the great outdoors!

Greatest Phobia: Anything that creeps or crawls.

Favorite Thing About Tutoring: Meeting new people and helping them out.

Greatest Writing Challenge: Introductions.

 

 

Major: Chemical Engineering

Favorite Color: Red

Favorite Food: Pineapple

Favorite Video Game: Smash Bros.

Greatest Phobia: Bugs and spiders

Favorite Thing About Tutoring: Knowing I am helping students become better writers.

Greatest Writing Challenge: Transitions.

 

 

Major: Nuclear Engineering

Favorite Color: Green

Favorite Food: If you can eat it for breakfast, I like it.

Favorite Video Game: Do digital crosswords count?

Greatest Phobia: Having my toes be crushed while I am asleep. Strangely specific, right?

Favorite Thing About Tutoring: I love it when I help someone reach a breakthrough and I can see the excitement on their face.

Greatest Writing Challenge: When I write a conclusion, the final impression on the reader has to be perfect, and it never is. So anytime I write a conclusion, I am usually discontented.

 

 


...And Our Administrative Staff


Campus Support Facility 113

kdrowne@mst.edu

573-341-4436


Campus Support Facility 113

brueningj@mst.edu

573-341-6813




Campus Support Facility 113

brandiw@mst.edu

573-341-4436

 

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