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Amanda

I graduated from UCSD with a B.A. in literature and women’s studies. Since then, I’ve acquired more than ten years of experience as a tutor and editor. I was hired as an English tutor at Palomar College in the fall of 2013 and have really enjoyed working here. I developed an interest in words long ago, as a child who spent most of my free time reading and whose mother corrected my grammar at every opportunity. Throughout my years as a student, I’ve excelled at writing and remained passionate about all aspects of it, from analyzing literature to choosing quotations to using punctuation properly. I look forward to working with you.

Andrea

My name is Andrea and I’ve been a tutor at the Writing Center at the San Marcos location for over a year. I graduated from UCSD in 2014 with a degree in Art History. I’ve always enjoyed writing and it’s a critical part in art history when doing analysis and reviews. In the near future, I plan to work at a museum as either an archivist or researcher.

Brian

I graduated from Willamette University in Salem, Oregon, in 2017 with a B.A. in English Language and Literature. I worked as a writing consultant there for three years as part of a program where tutors are paired with classes of Freshmen to help them develop their critical thinking abilities over the course of their first semester. My favorite part of consulting is brainstorming ideas with students. Brainstorming sessions are almost cathartic in that they’re purely theoretical—none of the stress of writing, and lots of space to try out and pursue ideas. In the future I’ll likely pursue a career in either education or game development, or some combination thereof. I wrote my senior thesis on a video game, Undertale, and I love finding ways to integrate theories and ideas from different academic fields as I attempt to find new ways to make sense of the world.

Carrie

Hi, I’m Carrie, a San Diegan who went to college in Massachusetts, and took a detour to live (“back to the land” style) in Canada and Vermont, before coming home to my native city. I am a former high school English teacher, and for eighteen years I taught everything “writing” from creative writing and expository writing, to AP Literature and Composition. I write poetry, and I understand the bumpy road of drafting, rethinking, and revising. But what is most important to me as a tutor, is to help each of my students discover and refine their own unique writing voice.

Chelo

I have a Masters in English from San Diego State University, along with an ESL certificate. In the 1980s I taught in Reagan’s amnesty program. Later I taught noncredit ESL at California State University, San Marcos. After we moved to Colorado in 2001, I taught English at Trinidad State Junior College. I’m now semi-retired and spend much of my time writing fiction.

Genie

My name is Genielysse, but you may call me Genie! I am a recent graduate of the University of California, Riverside, with a BA in creative writing and a BA in psychology. I have been previously published twice in Pomona Valley Review (PVR8 and PVR9), and am the author/artist of a webcomic named “JGT”. I have also co-authored the Guardian Princess book, Princess Leilani and the Lanu Tree. I am very excited to be part of this community of tutors and help students achieve their writing goals!

Jemane

My education has led me to Mira Costa, Palomar, and most recently CSUSM, where I obtained my B. A. in Literature (Writing Emphasis). My experience from tutoring comes with a brief professional stint in-home combined with years of informal practice assisting my friends and colleagues as I pursued my education. Depending on what the future holds, I may push further. Until then, I’m content to help the students of Palomar brush up on their writing while I sharpen my own technique on the side.

Ken

I began my college career at Palomar College, and I transferred to CSUSM. I earned my B.A. and M.A. in Literature and Writing. My tutoring experience includes ten years of tutoring English at Palomar College. While tutoring students at Palomar, I discovered that I enjoy helping students with the writing process and look forward to helping you with any stage of your writing.

Milly

My name is Calomira, but just call me “Miss Milly.” I am first-generation of Greek immigrants; English is my second language. I am the first female of my entire family to graduate from college: San Diego State University (SDSU) (1968—1972). It was the height of the Vietnam War era, with history-making political unrest and cultural revolutions, not to mention the fabulous innovations in fashion, art, and music. (And yes, I did see Jimi Hendrix, Janice Joplin, and The Doors live in concert.) I hold a degree in Art (painting is my passion) and in English (teaching reading and writing is my vocation). I was a classroom teacher in Escondido and Oceanside schools for twenty-five years, most recently at El Camino High School, where I taught ESL test prep (CAHSEE), American Literature (11th grade) and British Literature (12th grade), and Expository Reading and Writing. Plus, I was advisor for the Black Students Union and coach for our award-winning Step Team. I just retired! I have two grown children, who received their AAs from Palomar, and a lovable yellow lab named Chevy. I look forward to helping young adults at the TLC achieve their goals in higher education.