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Anne Ernest

Anne McMurtrey - Director

Institutional Coordinator, eTutoring

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Professional Interests:

Writing Centers, Writing Program Administration, Composition, Writing Assessment

Languages Studied:

English and Spanish

Previous Academic Institutions:

University of Idaho, Boise State University, and Washington State University

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Shelby – Coordinator

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Major:

Writing and Rhetoric and Political Science with a minor in Peace and Conflict Studies

Writing Expertise/Interests:

I’m a technical writing assistant for Colonial Stock Transfer.

Language Spoken:

English

Favorite Quote:

“It is not often that someone comes along who is a true friend and a good writer. Charlotte was both.” – E.B. White

Favorite Book:

Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas

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Will – Faculty Writing Fellow

Ph.D. student in English

Writing Expertise/Interests:

 Poetry, fiction, essays, academic writing

Languages Spoken:

 English, French, and Old English

Favorite Quote:

"We used to say 'I could eat a horse' / & we could & we did... / Now we say 'I could eat a horse' / but it's not true / We can't eat a horse no / because we don't want to" - Greg Brown, from In the Dark with You

Favorite Book:

King Lear by William Shakespeare
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Kyle – Faculty Writing Fellow

MS in Biomedical engineering

Writing Expertise/Interests:

 Neuroscience, philosophy, and poetry

Languages Studied:

 English, Latin, and Greek

Favorite Quote:

"Not all who wander are lost." - J.R.R. Tolkien

Favorite Books:

 The Human Condition by Hannah Arendt, 1984 by George Orwell, and The Gunslinger by Stephen King

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Kristopher – Graduate Writing Fellow

 Ph.D. student in Sociology with an emphasis in Global Comparative Analytics

Writing Expertise/Interests:

Academic writing, critical analyses, grant and project proposals, mixed methods research, APA and Chicago Style formatting, and creative nonfiction

Language Spoken:

English and Haitian Kreyol

Favorite Quote:

 "For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others." - Nelson Mandela

Favorite Authors:

Leo Tolstoy, Tom Robbins, Aldo Leopold, and Edward Abbey

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Arafat – Graduate Writing Fellow

 Ph.D. Candidate in Political Science

Writing Expertise/Interests:

 Critical analyses, literature reviews, journal articles, and application materials

Language Spoken:

 English, Bengali, French, and Hindi

Favorite Quotes:

 "We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master." -- Ernest Hemingway

Favorite Books:

Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin

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Elizabeth – Graduate Writing Fellow

MA student in English Literature

Writing Expertise/Interests:

Academic writing, literary criticism, research papers, application materials, and fiction writing

Language Spoken:

English

Favorite Quotes:

"A thing may happen and be a total lie; another thing may not happen and be truer than the truth." -- Tim O'Brien

Favorite Books:

In the Heart of the Country by J.M. Coetzee, The General in His Labyrinth by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, you are a little bit happier than i am by Tao Lin, Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys, and "In the Penal Colony" by Franz Kafka 
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Andrew – Graduate Writing Fellow & Graduate eTutor

MA student in English and Film

Writing Expertise/Interests:

Academic essays, research writing, composition, literature analysis, MLA and APA format, screenwriting, and film theory

Languages Spoken:

English and Portuguese

Favorite Quotes:

"The man who never alters his opinion is like standing water, and breeds reptiles of the mind." -- William Blake

"Brevity is the soul of wit." -- William Shakespeare, Hamlet

Favorite Books:

Hamlet by William Shakespeare, Life of Pi by Yann Martel, Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, Great Expectations by Charles Dickens, Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling, Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton, The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
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Mirinda – Tutor

Major:

Psychology and Writing & Rhetoric Studies

Writing Expertise/Interests:

Research writing and critical analyses

Language Spoken:

English

Favorite Quotes:

“In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.” -Robert Frost

Favorite Books:

Walden by Henry David Thoreau, Quiet by Susan Cain

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Sarah – Tutor

Major:

English Literature

Writing Expertise/Interests: 

Academic or commentarial essays in MLA and APA formats, short stories, novels, poetry, theater, nonfiction

Language Spoken:

English

Favorite Quote:

“The moon in the duck pond was full as well, and I found myself, unbidden, thinking of the holy fools in the old story, the ones who had gone fishing in the lake for the moon, with nets, convinced that the reflection in the water was nearer and easier to catch than the globe that hung in the sky. And, of course, it always is.” -Neil Gaiman, The Ocean at the End of the Lane

Favorite Books:

The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman, Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro, Notes from Underground by Fyodor Dostoevsky, Antic Hay by Aldous Huxley

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Abby – Tutor

Major:

English Teaching

Writing Expertise/Interests:

 Formal analyses, narratives, and persuasive essays

Language Spoken:

English

Favorite Quote:

 "And I asked myself about the present: how wide it was, how deep it was, how much was mine to keep." - Kurt Vonnegut

Favorite Book:

East of Eden by John Steinbeck

 

Lainey – Tutor

Major:

English

Writing Expertise/Interests:

 

Language Spoken:

English and Spanish

Favorite Quote:

 

Favorite Book:

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Sage – Tutor

Major:

Film and Media Arts (EAE)

Writing Expertise/Interests:

 Argumentative academic writing and creative writing, especially poetry and short stories

Language Spoken:

English and some Portuguese and Spanish

Favorite Quote:

"What does God want? Does God want goodness or the choice of goodness? Is a man who chooses the bad perhaps in some way better than a man who has the good imposed upon him?" - Anthony Burgess

Favorite Book:

A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess

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Sunnie – Tutor

Major:

English

Writing Expertise/Interests:

Argumentative, analytical, and scientific writing

Language Spoken:

English

Favorite Quote:

“You have as much charisma as the rotting innards of unidentified roadkill.” – Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi

Favorite Books:

Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance by Ruth Emmie Lang

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Erin – Tutor

Major:

Biological Chemistry 

Writing Expertise/Interests:

Academic/comparative essays, research and journal-style scientific writing, scholarship applications, and procedure proposals

Language Spoken:

English

Favorite Quote:

“There is no such thing as the last straw. There is only hay.” – Mark Z. Danielewski House of Leaves

Favorite Books:

Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes, We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver, House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski

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Analise – Tutor

Major:

International Studies and Middle East Studies with a minor in Linguistics

Writing Expertise/Interests:

History, politics, opinion, and personal narrative

Language Spoken:

English

Favorite Quote:

Live, travel, adventure, and don’t be sorry.” Jack Kerouac, "Great heroes need great sorrows and burdens, or half their greatness goes unnoticed. It's all part of the fairytale." Peter S. Beagle, The Last Unicorn "It's a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don't keep your feet, there's no telling where you'll be swept off to." J. R. R. Tolkien The Fellowship of the Ring

Favorite Book:

East of Eden by John Steinbeck, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy by J. R. R. Tolkien, The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien, The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle

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Tiffany – Tutor

Major:

English

Writing Expertise/Interests:

Creative writing and application materials

Language Spoken:

English and some Spanish

Favorite Quote:

“Of this be sure: you do not find the happy life -- you make it." – Thomas S. Monson

Favorite Book:

Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief  by Rick Riordan

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Anmol – Tutor

Major:

English and Film & Media Arts with EAE

Writing Expertise/Interests:

Creative writing, critical responses, and texts related to video games

Language Spoken:

English, Hindi, and Gujarati

Favorite Quote:

"Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise." - Sigmund Freud

Favorite Book:

The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss, The Bartimaeus Trilogy by Jonathan Stroud, Reckless by Cornelia Funke,The Ruby Key by Holly Lisle, Sydney Sheldon's Angel of the Dark by Tilly Bagshawe

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Hailey – Tutor

Major:

 Political Science and Writing & Rhetoric Studies

Writing Expertise/Interests:

 Argumentative essays, papers on ethics and philosophy

Language Spoken:

 English (and learning Arabic)

Favorite Quote:

 "I swear by my life and love of it that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine." - Ayn Rand

Favorite Book:

 Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand

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Alyx – Tutor

Major:

English

Writing Expertise/Interests:

Fiction novel writing, young adult literature, academic essays (especially argumentative), and MLA formatting

Languages Studied:

English and French

Favorite Quote:

“Start writing no matter what. The water doesn’t flow until the faucet is turned on.” Louis L’amour

Favorite Books:

Gallagher Girls series by Ally Carter, Embassy Row Trilogy by Ally Carter, Michael Vey series by Richard Paul Evans, Alex Rider series by Anthony Horowitz, Dirk Pitt novels by Clive Cussler, Lorien Legacies by Pittacus Lore, Young James Bond series by Charlie Higson

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Zane – Tutor

Major:

Biomedical Engineering with prosthetic emphasis

Writing Expertise/Interests:

Scientific research papers, persuasive essays, theoretical arguments, résumés, and curriculum vitae

Languages Spoken:

English, Bulgarian, and some German, Turkish, Roma, and Japanese

Favorite Quote:

"The thing about shaking hands is, you need hands!" - Kuzco, The Emperors New Groove

Favorite Books: 

Cosmere (almost any of the books included in Branded Sanderson's bridged universe, The Cosmere series) 

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Joon - Tutor

Major:

English

Writing Expertise/Interests:

Fiction and research

Languages Spoken:

English and Korean

Favorite Quote:

"Thinking is the enemy of creativity" - Ray Bradbury

Favorite Books:

Demian by Herman Hesse and The Stranger by Albert Camus

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Kendra – Tutor

Major:

Communications with a minor in Writing & Rhetoric

Writing Expertise/Interests:

Marketing papers ad buisness writing, application materials, fiction, and AP style

Languages Spoken:

English and Danish

Favorite Quotes:

"What is done with love is done well." - Van Gogh

"With freedom, books, flowers, and the moon, who could not be happy?" - Oscar Wilde

Favorite Books:

Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell, The Ludwig Conspiracy by Oliver Potzsch, and The Stand by Stephen King

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Nik – Tutor

Major:

Chemical Engineering 

Writing Expertise/Interests:

Science papers, humanities, and communications

Languages Spoken:

English and some Spanish

Favorite Quote:

"Never lie, steal, cheat, or drink. But if you must lie, lie in the arms of the one you love. If you must steal, steal away from bad company. If you must cheat, cheat death. And if you must drink, drink in the moments that take your breath away." – Kevin Bisch 

Favorite Books:

The Razor's Edge by W. Somerset Maugham, Narcissus and Goldmund by Hermann Hesse, The Nonexistent Knight by Italo Calvino, Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki by Haruki Murakami, and the Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling

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Addie – Office Staff

Major:

Political Science and International Relations

Languages Spoken:

English and some French

Favorite Quote:

“When the situation is hopeless, there’s nothing to worry about.” - Edward Abbey

Favorite Books:

The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath, Walden by Henry David Thoreau,  How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie, Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult, How to See Yourself As You Really Are by the Dalai Lama, and Desert Solitaire by Edward Abbey

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Tamar – Office Staff

Major:

Multidisciplinary Design

Languages Spoken:

English, Spanish, and French

Favorite Quote:

"When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on." - Franklin D. Roosevelt

Favorite Books:

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, The Help by Kathryn Stockett, and Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand

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Alexander – Office Staff

Major:

 EAE Game Design with a minor in Computer Science

Languages Spoken:

 English

Favorite Quote:

 "Don't get mad until it is time to get mad." - ??

Favorite Books:

 Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

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Nam – Office Staff

Major:

Business Management

Languages Spoken:

English and Vietnamese

Favorite Quote:

"Wubba lubba dub dub" – Rick Sanchez

Favorite Book:

The Inner Game of Tennis by W. Timothy Gallwey

Last Updated: 8/15/18