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Writing Center

Physical Address:
Idaho Commons
Third Floor
Room 323

Phone: 208-885-6644


Web: Writing Center


Meet the Tutors

Writing Center tutors are undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Idaho with a range of academic backgrounds and interests. Read more about us below!

Annabelle is a third-year education major with an emphasis in English and a minor in journalism. She is from Jerome, Idaho, and is interested in helping students become more confident in their writing. Her favorite author is Edgar Allan Poe because of the aspects of psychology represented in his poetry. Annabelle is a member of the agriculture sorority on campus, Sigma Alpha.

Austin is an English Major with an emphasis in creative writing and a focus on fiction. He is also pursuing a minor in pre-health studies, and plans to study physical therapy as a graduate student. Austin is an army brat, has lived and traveled all over the world, and is currently the captain of the U of I men’s club volleyball team. He has been a hobbyist writer since he was young, and alongside his passion for writing (and eating ramen), he loves meeting new people.



Callen is from of Coeur d’ Alene and recently graduated with a double major in psychology and English. He is now pursuing a master’s in English literature. He enjoys badfilm—movies that are so bad they’re good (like The Room or The Amazing Spider Man 2)—and playing complicated board and role-playing games like DnD. Callen also enjoys opinion writing because of the individual expression the writer can reveal. One interesting fact about Callen is that both his eyes are differently colored, much like his dog's, Tucker.


Christina is a fourth-year student from Priest River, Idaho. She is triple majoring in psychology, English, and secondary education. Christina is also studying German. After graduation, Christina plans to pursue a master's degree in psychology to become a marriage and family therapist. She loves writing, tutoring, and teaching, and she is excited to help people in the Writing Center pursue their own journey to create written work they are proud of. In her free time, she enjoys quality time binge-watching television shows with her roommates.


Cyndi, an English major with a professional writing emphasis, is from Meridian, Idaho. Cyndi enjoys yoga, crochet, and, of course, reading. Her favorite genre is science fiction (although she is drawn to nearly all genres of fiction) because she appreciates the appeal of its otherworldly qualities. However, when Cyndi is writing, she prefers to explore creative nonfiction. Her favorite book is I Want to Kick You in the Back by Risa Wataya because of its relatability. She also enjoys the philosophy present in the first notable work of science fiction: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. Cyndi looks forward to working in the Writing Center.


Dakota is a second-year student work toward a double major in secondary education and English studies and a minor in creative writing. In her free time, Dakota loves being involved with different places on campus, including but not limited to the honors program, student media, Greek life, and housing. Dakota is a resident assistant for McCoy Hall, in the Tower, and she enjoys helping people find their own connections here on campus. As a Writing Center tutor, she is excited to work with students as they develop their skills as writers, researchers, and students.


David grew up in Idaho Falls, Idaho, and is a junior majoring in English with an emphasis in professional writing. While his writing preference is for fiction, particularly short stories, his preferred genre for reading is nonfiction. Some of his favorite books include Paddle Your Own Canoe, by Nick Offerman, and Astrophysics for People in a Hurry, by Neil deGrasse Tyson. In his free time, David enjoys going out for long walks or having a coffee while listening to music.


Dylan F. is from Driggs, Idaho. He is majoring in English with an emphasis in creative writing and a minor in history. Fiction genres like dark fantasy, sci-fi, and Lovecraftian are big favorites of Dylan’s, and he loves exploring them through books, shows, or games. Dylan is passionate about one day taking part in the world building of a video game and loves diving into the lore of fictional universes. His favorite author is Oscar Wilde, and he loves the Witcher series in particular (in all of its forms). When he’s not reading, Dylan is big on video games and hanging out with his friends, as well as his cats, OJ and Black Cat. He is happy to laze around inside or to go on adventures outdoors, and whatever he is doing, Dylan loves to meet new people and learn things every day.

Dylan F.

Dylan S. is a graduate student studying English literature. He already has two B.A.s, one in English literature and one in creative writing. In his downtime, he enjoys walking his two dogs (Louie and Ellie), arguing about Pokémon, and playing Magic: The Gathering with friends. He loves to help others practice their writing and hopes to become a professor of English someday so he can spend even more time helping students become more comfortable with writing.

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Eric is a senior at the University of Idaho majoring in secondary education with an emphasis in English literature and minoring in English as a second language. Eric comes from a lineage of teachers and professors, so teaching and helping others comes as a second nature to him. In the Writing Center, he hopes to help students find their voice in their writing and tell their story. He enjoys playing sports, engaging in intellectual conversations, and is always ready to lend a helping hand.


Esther is a second-year student majoring in English, with emphases in teaching and secondary education, and minoring in music. She is from Meridian, Idaho, and has a passion for academic and research writing. Esther’s work was recently published in the first edition of an independent magazine addressing the issue of racism in Idaho. She is inspired by the way words can come together in just the right ways to articulate the human experience and is excited to help students in the Writing Center begin creating their own masterpieces. You might find Esther outside playing her bass drum with the marching band on Saturdays. Some of her other hobbies include reading classics and painting animal portraits.


Jackie recently received her B.A. in English with an emphasis in linguistics and minor in ESL, but she likes school so much that she has re-upped for a new double major in History and Apparel/Textile Design. She is a self-proclaimed “grammar geek” who enjoys fishing, gardening, and Star Trek (the original TV series).

Jaye is a creative and authentic third-year student majoring in English with an emphasis in professional writing. She believes the only way to get better at writing is practice. Jaye enjoys helping people and working with their writing since, one day she wishes to work as a publicist. When she isn’t reading or helping others, she is cooking, playing video games, and writing.


Jenny is a sophomore studying economics and agricultural economics, and she has much experience in writing. She got involved in writing tutoring early on by helping her friends and members of her community with school assignments. Writing has a special place in her life due to how it has improved her communication abilities and presented opportunities to help those around her. Jenny is passionate in helping others and supporting them as they meet their needs.


Kelsey is a junior majoring in English with an emphasis in professional writing and a minor in biology. Upon graduation, she hopes to parlay this into a career in scientific writing for a popular audience. In her free time, Kelsey loves to run, and is currently on both the Track and Cross-Country teams here at the University of Idaho. She also loves to read the works of Tracy Kidder because she admires his ability to illustrate the lives of others with great clarity and honesty. She is excited to work at the writing center to help other students develop their own, unique, satisfying writing processes, hoping they come to enjoy writing as much as she does.


Laur is a graduate student pursuing their MFA in fiction. They are originally from Indiana but have lived in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and most recently California. Laur writes short stories because they love the way change can happen so quickly. Some of their favorite authors include Ursula K. LeGuin, Octavia Butler, Ted Chiang, and J.R.R. Tolkien. Laur is also interested in fairy tales, the storytelling tradition, flightless birds, and coffee.


Megan is a third-year student from Nampa, Idaho. She is double majoring in English and secondary education, and is minoring in creative writing, professional writing, and Spanish. Megan enjoys writing and reading poetry, particularly Edgar Allen Poe. She enjoys tutoring at the Writing Center, as she has an interest in how people learn and in helping them work toward their goals. In her free time, she loves reading, running outside, and creating paintings inspired by nature.


Merrick is a senior majoring in history with a minor in religious studies. He plans to go on to law school and get a Ph.D. in history with the hopes of working in international law and academia. His background is rich with experience from his study abroad experiences in Toronto, Canada and Metz, France. In France, he learned the importance of cultural history and adopted this perspective in his studies. His experience learning French in another country informs his ability to work with students who are learning English. His favorite book is The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky because he admires the author’s profound belief in the redeemability of people. He is excited to work with students to help them learn and hopefully enjoy writing as much as he does. Merrick is also an executive board member for Phi Alpha Pheta, the History Honors Society, and an RA in the Tower.


Preston is a junior who has been living in Moscow for the past two years. He is majoring in secondary education with an emphasis in English, and he plans on becoming a teacher. His favorite activities are playing video games, hanging out with his friends, and playing instruments. He also stays busy as a member of the Delta Sigma Phi fraternity. Preston enjoys the Romantic and Gothic literary genres, and his favorite book is Faust by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. As a tutor, he is excited to meet new people and help get them more comfortable with writing.


Sarah is a senior who is double majoring in English and sociology with a minor in Spanish. She comes from Grangeville, Idaho. In her free time she enjoys reading, spending time with her animals, and creating art. Her favorite stories come from the fantastical Roald Dahl. She loves helping people, and in the future, she looks forward to continuing helping others in their writing and learning.


Writing Center

Physical Address:
Idaho Commons
Third Floor
Room 323

Phone: 208-885-6644


Web: Writing Center